Anand L Rai’s forthcoming film Tumbbad, starring Sohum Shah, is set in the era of 1930 and 1940. The film narrates a horrific experience that highlights the roots of human greed.
Interestingly, while scouting for the locations, the makers of Tumbbad got to know that there is a hidden treasure in the real village, Tumbbad, which is a remote area in the interiors of Konkan, Maharashtra.
Locals of the village believe an ancient treasure is buried underground in one of the prominent areas of the village, and that it had been left behind by their ancestors. After hearing this, the makers of the film decided to shoot at the exact location to maintain authenticity of the film.
Talking about the decision, Sohum Shah said, “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 questions the roots of human greed and thirst to conquer the hidden treasure.
The trailer of the film has left the audience gripped as it presents an interesting mixture of mythology, fantasy and thriller leaving everyone with a lot of questions.
Directed by Aanand L Rai and co-produced by Filmi Väst and Filmgate Films, Tumbbad is set to release on 12 October 2018.