Anand L Rai’s Tumbbad starring Sohum Shah in the lead role is set in the era of 1930 and 1940.
Giving glimpses of fantasy, action, frights, and scares, Tumbbad is a horrific and thrilling experience that questions the roots of human greed while providing entertainment of the purest kind.
Interestingly, while doing research about the locations, the makers of Tumbbad heard that there is a hidden treasure in the real Tumbbad village which is a remote place in the interiors of Konkan, Maharashtra.
Localites in Tumbbad village believe that an ancient treasure is buried underground in one of the prominent areas of the village which was left behind by the ancestors. Thus, the makers of the film decided to shoot on the exact location to maintain the authenticity of the film.
Talking about the same, Sohum Shah shares, “The film is set in the pre-independence era, a lot of pre-production time and research was invested in recreating the exact village. In order to give the set an authentic look, we sourced various artifacts, tools and vehicles of that decade which was a very challenging task to get the exact details correct. We got the parts of an old BMW from across the world, created a bus during those days so that everything looks genuine”.
Tumbbad, questioning the roots of human greed, also escapades the thirst to conquer the hidden Treasure within the empire.
The trailer of the film has left the audience gripped as Tumbbad presents an interesting mixture of mythology, fantasy and thriller leaving everyone with a spine-chilling experience.
The much ambitious project has been roller coaster ride for Sohum Shah while Aanand L Rai defines the film as a genre-defining film.
Tumbbad is an Eros International and Aanand L Rai’s presentation and a Sohum Shah Films in association with Colour a Yellow Productions. Co-produced by Filmi Väst and Filmgate Films. Tumbbad is set to release on 12th October,2018.