Zombies aren’t yet the in thing for Indian films, but that might change with the upcoming horror film Zombiesthaan. The Bengali horror film is about a woman who is a survivor in a post apocalyptic world. She searches for the rumored safe house and has to combat several foes before she can reach the house.
The horror film is the first unapologetically violent film about zombies and people trying to escape. The trailer promises loads of action and some quirky characters – the hallmarks of an instant classic horror film. Zombiestaan cast comprises of Rudranil Ghosh, Tnusree Chakraborthy, Rajatava Dutta, Debolina Biswas, Jeena Tarafder and others. Abhirup Ghosh writes and directs the film. Here is the synopsis of the horror film:
Set in the year 2030, Zombiesthaan is a dystopian adventure that is set in a post-apocalyptic Bengal. Due to the effects of a bio-chemical weapon, 95% of the global population have turned into man-eating zombies. The film follows a female survivor, Akira, who is travelling through Rural Bengal in search of a government backed safe zone. This winter, get ready for an epic journey to the dystopian future.
Rajesh Kumar Pandey and Krishnaaa Motion Pictures produce. Sandip Das, Ripa Jana and Bubai Das co-produce. The film hits theaters on December 13.
Watch the Zombiesthaan trailer here:
Indian film-makers have flirted with the idea of zombie apocalypse set in India. Luke Kenny starred in the 2013 horror film, Rise of the Zombie. In the film, he played a wildlife photographer who becomes a cannibalistic zombie when a bug bites him and he begins turning into a zombie. That film didn’t work very well at the box office. However, DK and Raj Nidimoru brought the zombie concept firmly to India with their Go, Goa Gone in the same year. That film was also one of the first to mix comedy and horror elements, something that Nidimoru and Krishna D.K brought to screen once again with the smash hit Stree in 2018.