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WATCH: Sohum Shah's 'Tumbbad' Is A Spine Chilling Visual Treat

Written By Shruti Kapadia | Mumbai | Published:


  • The official teaser of 'Tumbbad' released on Tuesday, August 21.
  • 'Tumbbad' is based on a folklore that dates back to the time when the universe was created.
  • 'Tumbbad' is produced by Sohum Shah, Aanad L Rai, Mukesh Shah and Amita Shah

Sohum Shah has been out of action after his last appearance in Kangana Ranaut starrer SIMRAN. The actor played Kangana Ranaut's love interest in the film. Sohum has also worked in Ship Of Theseus and his performance in the film won him a lot of praises from the critics. The actor-turned-producer took to Twitter to share the official teaser of his upcoming film Tumbbad after he released a spooky motion poster of the film in July. 

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In his tweet, Sohum said, "Kursi ki peti baand lo, #Tumbbad ka safar ab shuru hone wala hai! … #TumbbadTeaser @aanandlrai @erosnow @cypplofficial @mistergatherer @BarveRahi @shah_mitesh @FilmgateSweden @filmivast @sohumshahfilms"

Check out his tweet here:

The teaser starts in Sohum's narrative. The actor is heard narrating a folklore about a Goddess who during the creation of the universe gave birth to 16 crore Gods and Goddesses. The story of Tumbbad is based on the folklore of the Goddess' love for her firstborn child, Hastar who was sleeping in her womb all this while until the ancestors of Sohum's character awakened him and constructed a temple dedicated to him. As he narrates the story to a child, the child asks him why did the ancestors awaken Hastar after all these years. Sohum replies saying that Hastar's curse is a blessing for them. Basis the teaser, the film seems like a roller-coaster ride focusing on the tale of greed beyond fear. 

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Right from the eerie start to the stunning visuals to the grungy background score, everything about the teaser sets it apart from the teasers of various other horror flicks. The film has been winning accolades before its release, one of them coming from renowned director Rajkumar Hirani. Hirani tweeted about his experience watching the film at a special screening and said, "Just saw an early screening of TUMBBAD. I have not seen a more visually stunning film in a long time. Great camera work, art, costumes. And @s0humshah you are outstanding in the film!@LittleTownFilms"

Check out his tweet here:

Tumbbad is one of Sohum's most ambitious projects for which he dedicated 6 years. The film is slated to hit the silver screens on October 12. Tumbbad will also be screened at the prestigious Venice Film Festival's Critic's Week. One would be left wondering if the teaser could give him the chills, the trailer is definitely something to look out for!

Watch the official teaser here:




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