Saie Tamhankar and Sharad Kelkar come together for Raakshas, a Marathi fantasy-horror film. Marathi cinema has few horror films in its inventory, so this one is a welcome change. Raakshas, which literally translates to Demon in English, stars Sharad Kelkar, Saie Tamhankar, and others. Watch the trailer here:
Raakshas seems interesting, more interesting than other horror films, as the trailer tells us that the film isn’t just only about horror but has an underlying message for the audiences. This was also the case with Lapachhapi, the Vishal Furia directed film that tackled several problems that rural India and the womenfolk in small villages faced.
The trailer is impressive and is one of the more slickly cut ones that I have seen. Raakshas seems to be the story of a young, urban family who somehow finds themselves in the rural jungles and the mother has to now search for the daughter in the deadly jungle.
Raakshas releases 23rd Feb.