&pictures to air world television premiere of Tumbbad

The horror fantasy, which was one of the best films of 2018, will be aired on Saturday 14, 2019

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Dec 11, 2019 4:56 PM
Tumbbad

This Saturday night will give you goosebumps as &pictures – Naye India Ka Blockbuster will take you through a spine-chilling journey with the World Television Premiere of horror fantasy ‘Tumbbad’. Set in a small village in Maharashtra, Tumbbad narrates the gripping tale of Vinayak Rao (Sohum Shah) who unravels the mystery of a local cursed legend named Hastar. Directed by debutant Rahil Anil Barve & Adesh Prasad, this mythological horror is a well-crafted blend of folklore, fear and fantasy that creates a surreal experience for the viewers. Considered to be one of the best films of 2018, the critically acclaimed movie is all set to make your stomach churn on Saturday, 14th December 2019 at 9.30 pm only on &pictures.

With its unique concept and top-notch production design, the movie truly reinvents the horror genre for Indian cinema and will make you clamp your eyes shut in anticipation of the terror that is about to unfold in Tumbbad. This was the 1st ever Indian film to be screened at the prestigious 75th Venice International Film Festival which was also a moment of pride for the entire country.  Along with Sohum Shah, the movie also features Jyoti Malshe, Mohammad Samad and Anita Date amongst others in crucial roles.

Actor & producer, Sohum Shah says, “Tumbbad has taught me that nothing is impossible if you have the courage to dream. Six years of hard work, six years of patience and six years of passion came to life when Tumbbad finally released on the big screen! I still remember when director Rahi Anil Barve came to me with the story. I instantly knew it was unique and that we had to find a way to make this film. It wasn’t an easy project to produce, nor was it easy from an acting point of view. I had to physically transform myself, work hard on my accent, focus on my craft- all while also looking into the daily production nitty-gritty. But the overwhelming response and the critical acclaim that Tumbbad has, and continues to receive, has more than made up for all the hardships.”

Set in the year 1947 in the rural village of Tumbbad, a young Vinayak has heard the stories of an ancient fortune held by his family for years but is warned against attempting to attain the treasure else he will fall victim to the demon he guards. He instead cares for his great-grandmother, a decrepit crone who must remain sated or her appetites might just claim them all. When she dies and he inherits the treasures housed inside a decaying estate, Vinayak discovers that they are not exactly what he expected, but instead, an endless bounty protected by a vengeful and ravenous fallen god ‘Hastar’. Years later, he returned to Tumbbad to face ‘Hastar’ so that he can test his fortune.

But will Vinayak’s dream turn into a horrifying nightmare?

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