The trailer of Amazon Prime Video’s Durgamati The Myth is out. Starring Bhumi Pednekar, Arshad Warsi, Mahie Gill, and Jisshu Sengupta, the film is a remake of a Telugu film Bhaagamathie. Dubbed as a horror-thriller, the film follows a convict, Chanchal Chauhan (Bhumi Pednekar), sent to a haunted haveli as a pawn in an interrogation tactic within a political conspiracy. Of course, she gets possessed by a vengeful spirit and is about to wreak havoc on anyone who stands in her way.
Durgamati, The Myth’s trailer, introduces us to Ishwar Prasad (Arshad Warsi), a political leader with a target on his back, as explained with mythological analogies. In a conspiracy to bring him down, investigating officers (played by Mahie Gill and Jisshu Sengupta) use Chanchal Chauhan as bait or to get her to talk, whatever works faster. And they do it by taking her to Durgamati, an old haveli. But Chanchal declares that turning against Ishwar is like turning against her country, so she’d take her chances with a haunted palace. We aren’t told what relation she shares with Ishwar, but it’s got to be pretty important. She first gets haunted by ghosts that brutalize her in every way, from dragging her against the walls, the floor and breaking her joints when she protests. In a particularly brutal scene, the evil forces make her hammer a nail through her palm. I might not have to spell it out, but this montage is absolutely painful to watch and has nothing to do with the kind of horror the film is promising. By the end of the trailer, we find out that Chanchal, who declares “Durgamati hu main!” has been perhaps possessed by a different spirit, making her powerful and ready to take down her enemies. It would be a play on the legend of Durga if you didn’t guess already. And something tells us the investigating officers are first in line.