The film cast also includes Sanjeeda Sheikh, Satyadeep Mishra, Leela Samson, and Riva Arora in pivotal roles. Directed by Terrie Samundran, the film has been billed as a peek into the history of female infanticide cases in Punjab.
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Anku Pande and Ramon Chibb have co-produced the film while Samundra has penned the screenplay along with David Walter Lech. Rupinder Inderjit has penned the dialogues. According to The Indian Express, Azmi said in a statement, “Kaali Khuhi is a story about fear, love, hope and perseverance, and how, when the odds are stacked against us, we find strength from unlikely places. It’s been quite the journey.”
Director Samundra said, “Kaali Khuhi explores the dark history of a family haunted by its gruesome past and entangled in a web of unnatural occurrences. As 10-year-old Shivangi witnesses her entire family fall deeper into the secrets of the black well, she’s put to the ultimate test. Interweaving elements of drama, suspense and grounded horror, the film is an exciting watch for discerning Netflix audiences.”
Veteran actor Azmi was last seen in Neerja in 2016 and in Sonata, adapted and directed by Aparna Sen, co-starring Lilette Dubey and the director herself. Arora last appeared in Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl (2020). The film also stars popular television actor Sanjeeda Sheikh in an important role. Sheikh was last seen on small screen in Kumkum Bhagya and will also be seen in Bejoy Nambiar’s Taish, which will stream on Zee5.
Besides Kaali Khuhi, Netflix has lined up a number of horror releases for Halloween, including, Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight, The Haunting of Bly Manor, His House, and horror-comedy Hubie Halloween.