One of the best parts of my childhood was Jumanji. I am not going to lie, that film is something close to magical. So how about a more adult version, where horror is the main propellant? That’s what Qaushiq Mukherjee and Nikon have brought to the table in their film, ‘Ludo’. Check out the synopsis below:
Four desperate teenagers. A night of sexy mayhem. The big city. Or so the plan goes, until a series of misadventures later, Babai, Pele, Ria and Payal end up in a locked shopping mall in the dead of the night. Alone at last… until an old couple appears out of nowhere with a piece of folded leather and a glass container with two dice made of bone. A game. Simple, but deadly. They call it Ludo. A game defiled by a young couple centuries ago. An unbreakable curse, a living board, eons of bloodbath spanning the subcontinent. A game that has reached this city. Not just monsters, but prisoners of fate. Immortal lovers existing under a curse that will not die. They live within the game. Blood must spill. Bone must shatter. Beware the rattle of the Ludo dice. – IMDB
So the film has just been released to mixed reviews and if it’s not for you then worry not. The same directors have been given a shot at bringing their vision to Hindi audiences with more of a reboot than a remake. Word has been received that the upcoming film, that Phantom are behind, will be more of a re-write than a remake; we can expect that any poor criticism will be reflected in the new version.
I am really looking forward to the re-release and will be giving the original another look in the near future. It’s a really great concept with the potential to match up to some of the bigger franchises within the genre.