Bulbbul (2020)
August 9, 2023 10:28 AM - Subscribe

[TRAILER] Set in 20th Century Bengal, Bulbbul is a mystery and fable about a young woman's journey from innocence to strength. Bulbbul, a child bride, grows up to be an enigmatic woman presiding over her household, harboring a painful past as the supernatural murders of men plague her village.

Starring Tripti Dimri, Rahul Bose, Avinash Tiwary.

Written & directed by Anvita Dutt. An Indian production in Hindi.

83% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently playing on Netflix. JustWatch.

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posted by DirtyOldTown (2 comments total)
Well, you know I had to fit a horror film onto this list.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:11 AM on August 9, 2023 [1 favorite]

This was Anvita Dutt's debut film! It's absolutely gorgeous and I'm always down for a feminist twist on folklore. Bulbbul is a pichal peri/churel/chuá¹›ail/chudail who take the form of a beautiful woman with long hair and only their backwards feet giveaway of their true nature.
posted by miss-lapin at 9:09 PM on August 9, 2023 [1 favorite]

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