Marathi Cinema is seeing some interesting horror films. Earlier, Vishal Furia brought to us Lapachhapi, the rural horror film starring Pooja Sawant as a pregnant woman who flees town with her husband to live with their driver’s family for a while, only to face untold horrors. Now, Sharad Kelkar, Sai Tamhankar, Samit Kakkad, Nilesh Navalakha and Vivek Kajaria star in Raakshas, which in Hindi and Marathi is simply translated as ‘The Demon’.
According to the buzz online, Raakshas is a suspense thriller based in a small hamlet – and makes use of the tales and fantasies that are part and parcel of the life there.
Dyanesh Zoting directs the story put together by him and Tanmayee Deo. The screenplay and dialogues are by Dnayesh. Music is by Andrew Mackay. The film releases February 23, 2018.