By MICHAEL GINGOLD
The feature directing debut of Terrie Samundra is the streaming service’s latest Original horror feature.
Joining HIS HOUSE, also premiering today, as part of Netflix’s showcasing of diverse stories in the genre, KAALI KHUHI was written by Samundra and David Walter Lech, and stars Shabana Azmi, Riva Arora, Leela Samson, Sanjeeda Sheikh and Satyadeep Misra. The synopsis: “In the dark fields of a rural village, a man breaks apart the remains of an old boarded-up well that houses secrets of a horrific past. His act unleashes a spirit which has cursed this village in the past. Taking the form of a little girl, the spirit returns to wreak havoc. She sneaks her way into the house of a respected old woman, causing the woman to have a heart attack. When Shivangi [Arora] gets word that her grandmother has suddenly fallen ill, she travels to her village with her parents to care for her. There, Shivangi finds herself at the crux of a gruesome legacy and unforeseen future as the village is haunted. Events unfold revealing dark secrets. As the adults quickly grow incapable of helping, the fate of the village rests solely in Shivangi’s hands.”