&pictures to premiere horror fantasy ‘Tumbbad’ on 14 Dec

MUMBAI: Hindi movie channel &pictures will premiere horror fantasy ‘Tumbbad’ on 14th December at 9.30 pm. 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.

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.

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 1 st 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.

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.

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