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"We Took 6 Years But I'm Happy We Have Made The Film We Wanted To Make," Says Sohum Shah On 'Tumbbad'

Written By Athulya Nambiar | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Actor-Producer Sohum Shah's latest production 'Tumbbad' that released recently, has garnered positive reaction both from the audience and the critics
  • The lead actor of the film, Sohum Shah said that there were moments when he felt frustrated but abandoning the project was never an option

Actor-Producer Sohum Shah's latest production 'Tumbbad' that released recently, has garnered positive reaction both from the audience and the critics. The film was in the making for six years. The lead actor of the film, Sohum Shah said that there were moments when he felt frustrated but abandoning the project was never an option. 

The actor said that the days leading to the release of the film were not easy. 

"There were several moments when I felt frustrated. But there was never a thought that I would quit this and make another film. I knew I had something so unique and beautiful in the hands of some amazing people, there was no question of even attempting to make another film," Sohum told PTI.

He further said that when the project started everyone was young and did not know how to execute a folklore story such as this on the big screen.

"I knew I had to complete this process, complete the film no matter what. When we started the film all of us were so young. We did several trial and error to portray the demon on screen, because it's easier to describe in stories," he said.  

The actor, who featured and backed 'Ship of Theseus' said that the film was shot in four monsoons. The actor recalls that in the year from 2012 to 2015, they used prosthetics, but it did not work. They finally cancelled it and decided to make it using VFX. The film could only been have shot in the monsoon. 

WATCH: Behind The Scenes Of Sohum Shah's 'Tumbbad'

 Directed by Rahi Anil Barve, with Adesh Prasad as co-helmer, Tumbbad is written by Mitesh Shah, Anand Gandhi, Barve and Prasad. Sohum says the film kept on "evolving" over all these years.

"I was surprised when I heard the story because I hadn't seen anything like this in Indian cinema. The story changes colours like a chameleon. It's horror, thriller, fantasy and adventure. I knew this was a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Talking about the film, he said, "But there was so much work on the writing, at the screenplay. This film really evolved on its truest sense. We shot so much that four films can be made. There are several scenes which aren't even there. We took six years but I'm happy we have made the film we wanted to make."

 

(With inputs from PTI) 

 

 

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