Sohum Shah who made his debut with the well acclaimed film Ship Of Theseus, will soon be seen in his forthcoming release titled “Tumbad”. Produced by Recyclewala Films, it marks the directorial debut of Rahi Anil Barve whose short film ‘Manjha’ was released by Danny Boyle with the ‘Slumdog Millionare’ Blu-Ray. Some portions of Tumbad, which is scheduled to release worldwide next year, were screened at the NFDC Film Bazaar in Goa, where it was acknowledged as a visual masterpiece by those present.
Sohum, who garnered unequivocal praise for his performance of a stockbroker in Ship of Theseus, has undergone an extensive physical transformation for Tumbad. “It is a dark period thriller set against colonial India, infused with elements of fantasy. I had to bulk up for my role by following a strict regimen to stay true to the physicality prevalent in 1930s India” said the actor-producer.
The team did several test shoots before zeroing in on Sohum’s look for the film. On his part, the actor also thoroughly researched the kind of costumes worn in that era. “My first day on the set, most of the crew found it hard to recognize me!” he says.
Just like Aamir Khan’s film, Ghajini got people curious about the title, same way the title Tumbad has created the mystery around it, with the audiences being oblivious to what the title means and making them quite inquisitive to know what it means. Audiences are however trying to figure out what the reason behind the title. It sets a unique and unusual title for a film and thus generates curiosity amongst the audience.