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Anand Gandhi: Tumbbad is an allegory for the horror of patriarchal power centers

By: Leisure Desk | New Delhi |

October 12, 2020 6:15:16 pm


Tumbbad launched on October 12, 2018. (Photograph: Amazon Prime, Eros Now)

On today, two years in the past, Anand Gandhi and Rahi Anil Barve’s critically acclaimed Tumbbad launched in theatres. Touted as India’s first interval horror film, the Sohum Shah-starrer went on to earn a number of accolades for its performances, course, storytelling in addition to cinematography.

On Tumbbad’s second anniversary, its co-writer and artistic director Anand Gandhi defined how the characteristic is a one-of-a-kind horror allegory.

“For hundreds of years, males have mechanically been granted social privilege, management of property, and ethical authority by simply the advantage of their start. The patriarchal system has granted some the facility to incessantly violate even probably the most elementary rights of those excluded from the system due to their gender or their caste. In some circumstances, folks commit horrors upon the victims of their oppression. Tumbbad is an allegory for the horror of patriarchal energy facilities (Sarkar) run by a poisonous mixture of consumerism (the international items), greed (the gold), and intoxication (the opium). It’s the story of a patriarch claiming his place of authoritarian energy misplaced to his bastard-hood so he can personal, management and oppress identical to his organic father he as soon as hated.”

Aside from Sohum Shah, Tumbbad additionally featured Ronjini Chakraborty, Deepak Damle, Jyoti Malshe and Anita Date in pivotal components.

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