Release Date: October 12, 2018
Cast: Sohum Shah, Jyoti Malshe, Deepak Damle, Anita Date, Ronjini Chakraborty, Mohd Samad
Director: Rahi Anil Barve
Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Period
Duration: 1 hour 53 minutes
Tumbbad can be a true delight for horror movie fans, as it has a unique theme that plays with your mind. The story is such that it will make you fearful from the inside and not just impose fear upon you externally through eerie sounds and scenes. However, that does not imply that Tumbbad is devoid of the usual tricks used by conventional horror movies. There’s blood and gore in ample proportions, but the focus remains on playing with your mind, which is where all the fear and horror really is. The director and the story writer have ensured that it succeeds in these aspects.
The story is set in Tumbbad, which is a real village in Maharashtra. At a time when British ruled India, the village is devastated by floods. However, it has a temple that is said to have an enormous treasure of gold. Vinayak Rao (Sohum Shah) is a young boy and when he comes to know about the treasure hidden inside the temple, he decides that he will find it. However, he is told that the temple and treasure have been cursed and many have lost their lives when trying to get the gold. It’s believed that the temple attracts the greedy and punishes them for their greed by taking their lives. However, Vinayak does not seem to be afraid and he goes inside the temple to reclaim the golden treasure.
The movie can be called an innovation in horror, as it shows that humans driven by greed can be equally monstrous and that you need not always require a ghost to scare you. The movie has an extremely twisted plot, which is like various pieces of a puzzle thrown all around the place. This requires you to focus a bit to understand things you see and thing that are being conveyed to you subconsciously. However, one thing is sure that the movie will give you the chills all throughout. Members of the cast and crew have been exceptional in their respective fields and performances.
Tumbbad is one of those movies that can prompt you to look under your bed and keep the lights switched ON. If you like horror, this one’s not to be missed.