Perhaps no other Indian horror movie blends mythology, supernatural, and horror as fluidly as Tumbbad, a film that released in 2015 after being in production for several years. It was cast and recast, shot and re-shot, had logistical and creative hassles, and yet, ultimately the end result was a sparkling movie anchored firmly in a local milieu.
Without an A-list cast or a hullabaloo of promotions, Tumbbad emerged as a sleeper hit at the box office. This Indian origin story explores the myths of Hindu gods and the human greed for the treasure and wealth.
Set in Tumbbad in the 1920s, the story revolves around the three generations of a family facing the consequences when they build a temple for the first-born of a goddess, named Hastar–he who must not be worshiped. Hastar is a terrible entity who can curse a person yet also can grant gold coins.
Below are some interesting and unknown facts about the movie you didn’t know: