Tumbbad is undoubtedly regarded as one of the most intriguing masterpieces of Indian cinema, offering an amalgamation of stunning visuals that send chills down your spine and a story that stays etched in your minds even years later. Set in the 19th century colonial India, Tumbbad is a story of a family's dealings with the supernatural and the outcome when greed gets better of them. Even after two years of its theatrical release, Tummbad continues to cast its enchanting charm over the audience, here's why.
Starring Sohum Shah and Mohammad Samad in lead roles, Tumbbad is a mythological horror drama, that explores the myth of Hindu demon "Hastar - the first son of Goddess of Prosperity", and the symbol of boundless greed. The original draft of Tumbbad is dated to 1997, while director Rahi Anil Barve wrote the idea, and finally by 2009-2010, he took eight months to create a storyboard. It took actor and producer, Sohum Shah six years to make Tumbbad a reality and they faced many obstacles along the way.
Tumbbad was the first Indian film to be screened at the critics' week section of the 75th Venice International Film Festival, won over the critics, across the globe. It also featured amongst the most credible international publications like Variety, Hollywood Reporter, amongst others. It was also screened at various other film festivals like 2018 Fantastic Fest, Sitges Film Festival, the Screamfest Horror Film Festival, the El Gouna Film Festival, 23rd International Film Festival of Kerala, Morbido Film Fest, Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, and Nitte International Film Festival.
2 Years Of Epicð¯— Midhun Ganga (@Midhun_Ganga) October 12, 2020
A well made masterpiece which deliver the best in every section of film making.... Probably the G. O. A. T Indian movie in horror fiction genre !
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Tumbbad is one of those rare films to actually dip into Indian mythology and serve a horror film that caters to the myths, superstitions, and beliefs that are similar to the folk tales we grew up reading about. While the film didn't fare exceptionally well at the box office, soon the horror-thriller emerged to be a cinematic marvel with netizens going gaga over the brilliance of Tumbbad. Creating a world that captivates one for a lifetime, Tumbbad created an impact that still doesn't seem to fade.
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