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BBFC RatingBFF '19: Tumbbad

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CertificateNot Rated
Year2018
GenreDrama, Fantasy, Horror
DirectorRahi Anil Barve & Adesh Prasad
LanguageMarathi, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu
CountryIndia, Sweden
Running Time1HR 44MINS
Extra InfoSubtitled
SeasonBelfast Film Festival 2019

A greedy boy seeks out hidden riches in the dungeon beneath an ancestral house guarded by a terrifying deity.

A truly scary horror film is a rare treat in South Asian cinema, but director Rahi Anil Barve delivers one, in some style, with this mythical cautionary tale. Vinayak is the conniving illegitimate son of a local landlord, living in the decrepit, ancient village of Tumbbad.

Obsessed with unearthing a fabled ancestral treasure, he suspects that the secret lies with his great grandmother, a cursed witch who has been trapped for centuries in a purgatory between life and death. Tricking her, he discovers the secret that will lead him to the riches, but also a voracious, otherworldly force. What begins as a cunning plan to steal a small fortune quickly spirals into a reckless obsession that finds Vinayak facing up to an unexpected and hair-raising reckoning.

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