Tumbbad Review: This Folklore Will Stay With You For Days

A still from Tummbad

2. VFX brilliance
VFX is a part and parcel of every film that releases these days but this one shows you what a great VFX experience looks like. Every time Astar appears on the screen, you feel him sitting right next to you. His appearance is done so well that this visually created character stays with you for days. The climax of the film will literally blow your mind with some never before seen visual.

3. Gritty background score
While every film has a background score, not always does it merge well with its plot. But for Tumbbad, the BG score is an element which plays its part so well that it just takes the experience to another level. The theme of Tumbbad is another gem from the film for me.

4. Back in time
With the film set in the pre-Independence era, the canvas of this folklore does every bit justice to its portrayal. Right from those wadas to the bike used, every element looks as authentic as it can get and that adds to making this one a visual treat. The costumes, props every little thing has been minutely designed and that reflects on-screen.

5. A full circle
Not always does a Bollywood film justify itself after it is over but this one does it with absolute perfection. The film very seamlessly takes you on a journey and answers to all the questions that linger in your head when you witness this brilliance on the 70mm at the end. A film that begins with Mahatma Gandhi’s quote not only upholds itself but also makes you understand the meaning of it, literally.

Stars: 4.5/5
Cast: Sohum Shah, Harish Khanna, Ronjini Chakraborty, Anita Date, Mohd Samad, Jyoti Malshe, Dhundiraj, Prabhakar Joglekar and Deepak Damle.
Director: Rahi Anil Barve