As the first Indian film, Rahi Anil Barve’s and Adesh Prasad’s Tumbbad, will open Venice International Film Critics Week. Tumbbad is produced by Little Town Films and Colour Yellow Films in co-production with Swedish Film i Väst and Filmgate Films.
Synopsis: India, 19th century: on the outskirts of a decrepit village called Tumbbad lives Vinayak, the stubborn, conniving bastard son of the village lord, obsessed with a mythical ancestral treasure. He suspects the secret lies with his great-grandmother, a cursed witch. Confronting her finally puts him face to face with the guardian of the treasure, an evil fallen god. What starts with a few gold coins, quickly spirals into a reckless, perpetual yearning, spanning decades. Vinayak’s greed keeps escalating till he unearths the biggest secret of all, something more valuable than the treasure itself!