The year 2018 gave us some of the biggest blockbusters including the Anand Gandhi directorial Tumbbad which was widely acclaimed, both by the critics and the audiences. The horror drama shined at the 64th Filmfare Awards and won three awards including Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction and Best Sound Design. One of it’s kind fantasy drama, Tumbbad is based on the folktales of the hinterlands of Maharashtra.
Even though the film released two years ago, the craze for it remains the same. With the lockdown imposed across the nation, many movie lovers decided to experience this classic once again and that alone created enough buzz to get it trending on Twitter. And since so many people are talking about it again, we decided to list few special reasons why you need to check out this classic if you haven’t already.
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We’ve often seen and read various pieces on mythological fiction but this is one such film that truly stands out. Tumbbad can be called the perfect entertainer as it offers a smooth blend of horror, thrill, and entertaining experience. The period horror narrates the story of three generations of a Brahmin family. But further revealing more about the film’s plot will be too much. So go watch the film and find out more about it’s plot.
2. Anand Gandhi’s direction
Helmed by Filmfare Award winner, Anand Gandhi, Tumbbad gives a glimpse of the filmmaker’s extraordinaire creative skills. Anand Gandhi has earlier given us films like ‘Ship of Theseus’, ‘An Insignificant Man’ and now he has gifted the audiences one of his finest works in the form of this horror drama.
Starring Sohum Shah, Dhundhiraj Prabhakar Jogalekar, Jyoti Malshe, Anita Date, Deepak Damle, Ronjini Chakraborty and Mohammad Samad, the film offers path-breaking performances from all the actors. Giving their characters an extremely authentic feel, they truly make us believe in the world of Tumbbad.
Coming with great visuals, the film offers spectacular display of emotions, making it a cinematic experience that you cannot afford to miss. Shot against the backdrop of 20s colonial Maharashtra, Tumbbad captures the right essence of that era. This is one visually stunning film you would love to watch in quarantine.
5. International recognition
A thrilling rollercoaster ride, Tumbbad became the first Indian film to premiere in the critics’ week section of the 75th Venice International Film Festival. The film was also screened at the 2018 Fantastic Fest other than several others. With the film receiving appreciation from International critics as well, you must already gear up for a never seen before experience.