Tumbbad Movie Review: Bollywood Excels In Horror
Tumbbad Movie Review: The film takes a different route when it comes to shooting a horror film and it uses key elements which are found mostly in mythological stories. Check out the movie review of this excellent Horror film here... The film stars Sohum Shah and Harish Khanna in pivotal roles. The movie is produced by Aanand L. Rai and Sohum Shah.
Bollywood was still a novice when it came to making horror flicks. There were only a handful who were able to pull off horror genre with a good story and jumpscare moments, but there were many whose "horror" films turned out to be the rerun episodes of Scooby Doo in theatres. But Tumbbad doesn't fail to scare us, this one will not let you sleep if you are planning to go for a night show this weekend.
The film dates back in Pune during the 1900s where a small village of Tumbbad is cursed with rains happening every day. This prompts the young Vinayak and his family to go away and never come back. Many years later, adult Vinayak (Sohum Shah) comes back to the village to inherit the treasure which is housed in his ancestral mansion. Despite not paying heed to the villager's warnings about a monster haunting there, Vinayak's greed keeps him going and he goes completely deep into the mansion. An eerie and haunting voice stops him from inheriting the treasure and then that brings the ball in motion. In the plot, apart from Horror, there are certain points of greed and lust covered in it.
The debutante director Anil Rahi Barve has taken up a really cool subject by adapting Shripad Narayan Pendse's Marathi novel Tumbbad Khot, he has infused the Arabian Nights elements in the screenplay. The roots are properly taken care of as well ranging from the bylanes to the haunted mansion which is actually Shanivar Wada located in Pune.
Sohum Shah, who was last seen playing supporting roles in Meghna Gulzar's Talvar and Hansal Mehta's Simran has finally bagged a lead role with this film. He has impressed everyone with his dialogue delivery and body language. Mohammed Samad has blended perfectly in the role of young Vinayak too,
Finally, this horror film has all the elements ranging from dark filters in camera, eerie music, nail-biting moments and intense frightening sequences to keep us scared and petrified.