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Directed by Rahi Anil Barve, Anand Gandhi, Adesh Prasad

India, Sweden 2018 113 mins. In Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi with English subtitles

A curse visited upon a family member leads a young boy to discover a bottomless treasure tied to Hastar, a mythological demon god whose greed caused him to seek out the riches of the Godess of Prosperity. Tumbbad explores the human dimensions of that vice, as the child grows into a man whose endless drive for Hastar’s wealth eclipses his understanding of the danger it presents to his family, friends, and his own soul. A deeply cinematic experience with a chilling denouement, Tumbbad will keep you on the edge of your seat. “While Rahi Anil Barve, Anand Gandhi, and Adesh Prasad, the trio of directors behind Tumbbad, may have created a film with shades of early Sam Raimi mixed with the powerful dark fables of Guillermo del Toro, it is wholly its own beast.” —Jacob Trussell, Film School Rejects.

Filmography: First feature

Content warning: scenes of intense violence