Films 2018


by Rahi Anil Barve, Adesh Prasad / India, Sweden 2018 / 104' / Special event - Opening film

Cast and Credits

Original Title / Tumbbad

Directors / Rahi Anil Barve, Adesh Prasad

Screenplay / Adesh Prasad, Rahi Anil Barve, Anand Gandhi, Mitesh Shah

Cinematography / Pankaj Kumar

Editing / Sanyukta Kaza

Music / Jesper Kyd

Sound / Kunal Sharma

Art Direction / Nitin Zihani Choudhary, Rakesh Yadav

Costume Design / Smriti Chauhan, Sachin Lovalekar

Visual EffectsFilmgate Films

Cast / Sohum Shah (Vinayak), Deepak Damle (Raghav, Merchant), Jyoti Malshe (Vinayak’s Mother), Anita Date (Vinayak’s Wife), Ronjini Chakraborty (Vinayak’s mistress), Mohd Samad (Grandmother and Vinayak’s Son)

Production / Tomas Eskilsson, Sohum Shah, Mukesh Shah, Amita Shah – Sohum Shah Films, Aanand L. Rai – Colour Yellow Films

Co-Production / Sean Wheelan – Filmgate Films, Anthony Muir – Film i Vast

World Sales / Eros International

Press Attaché / Stephen Lan

Format / Color

Runtime / 104 min.


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 sleeping for centuries. 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 until he unearths the biggest secret of all, something more valuable than the treasure itself.

Rahi Anil Barve, Adesh Prasad

Rahi Anil Barve, Adesh Prasad

Rahi Anil Barve (1979) won the Best Film Award at the Mumbai International Film Festival in 2008 with his first short film Manjha, later chosen by acclaimed director Danny Boyle as a special feature for the BluRay release of his Academy Award winning film Slumdog MillionaireTumbbad is his debut feature film.

Adesh Prasad (1984), after editing Ship of Theseus by Anand Gandhi, joined the team of Tumbbad as co-producer, co-writer and co-director. He is currently writing his next feature while developing future projects for Little Town Films, including a sequel to Tumbbad. He runs Little Town Films along with Sohum Shah, and serves as producer and creative head of the company.