[Trailer] An Ancient Curse Rises in Haunting Look at 'Kriya', Coming to Fantasia!
And you thought your one night stands were bad...
...KHC has received a trailer and poster art for writer/director Sidharth Srinivasan's haunting new film, Kriya, a film that subverts Hindu traditions with terrifying results and is coming to this year's Fantasia Film Festival!
"DJ Neel encounters the ravishing Sitara while working a club set one night and is transfixed by her. They return to Sitara’s place where Neel is horrified to see the gagged and shackled body of her dying father – Sitara’s grieving family keeping vigil around it. Caught completely unawares, Neel’s compassion is nevertheless aroused and he stays on. In India, patriarchal custom dictates that only a son can perform a parent’s last rites, but no such person exists in Sitara’s family. So when her father actually dies during the course of the night, Sitara coerces Neel to officiate the rituals of death. Thrust into a world of magic and transgression, Neel finally attempts to flee his waking nightmare. But as dawn breaks, it becomes evident that Sitara’s family is afflicted by an ancient curse. One that Neel is now very much a part of."
Kriya marks Srinivasan's marks first narrative feature in a decade since Soul of Sand, and is his first horror film.
It was produced by Tejash Shah of Accord Equips Pvt. Ltd. (Headhunter) and B. S. Narayanaswamy (Court) and was co-produced by Andy Starke (In Fabric) and Pete Tombs (Free Fire), with a score from Jim Williams (Possessor, Raw).
By Matt Konopka
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