Along with mainstream Bollywood films like Jalebi, Helicopter Eela and Fryday, Debutant director Rahi Anil Barve’s film Tumbbad has also hit the theatrical screens this week. Starring Sohum Shah and Harish Khanna in prominent roles, the historical period fantasy film is keeping the film critics on the edge of their seats, garnering fairly positive reviews.
Giving 3.5 stars in her review for Indian Express, Shubhra Gupta noted in her review that Tumbbad stands out of the box and is enriched with genres and themes of horror, fantasy, social and period. Being a highly unusual and visually appealing film, the film is not going to be an easy and comfortable watch.
In his review for News18, Rohit Vats said that Tummbad is more mysterious than people as it is a unique combination of different genres like horror, drama and folktales. Offering something new on the cinematic palette, Tumbbad restricts itself from confining in one particular genre and it is the film’s intelligent screenplay that the film comes across as multilayered.
With 3.5 stars, Business Standard while quoting IANS, noted in their film review that the screenplay of the film is so fine that probably Sanjay Leela Bhansali would think along the same lines on an anxious night. They added that the film is weaved with layers of drama and emerges as a writing triumph. Sohum Shah’s performance in the film is no short of brutal brilliance as he handles such a complex character with absolute ease.