Shoojit Sircar's romantic drama movie October that was out on 6th April has been accused of plagiarism by a Marathi filmmaker Sarika Mene. She claims that makers of the movie have picked the main plot and characters from her movie Aarti: The Unknown Love Story. She added, "When the trailer was out, I did get a gut feeling that it would be same. When the film released and I saw it, it was 90 per cent same." She has filed a complaint against Sircar and writer Juhi Chaturvedi. Reacting to this, Sircar said, "We have received a letter. And we will surely respond to the letter officially."