“Terrie Samundra’s Kaali Khuhi” available on Netflix

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Terrie Samundra Director and Screenwriter Photo Courtesy: MPRM Communications

Terrie Samundra is a Director and Screenwriter whose debut feature, the Netflix Original Film KAALI KHUHI is set for a 2020 release. Samundra is the Writer- Director of the short films ICE CREAM WALLAH, KUNJO and A SHORT TALE OF XUAN, which have screened in film festivals internationally, garnering accolades. She is a Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab alumna, a SFFILM/Kenneth Rainin Screenwriting fellow and alumna of the Sundance Women in Film Finance Lab. She has written extensively with her creative partner David Walter Lech on the original screenplays KAALI KHUHI, WOMAN ON THE HILL, BETAMAX, WESTERN INTERIOR SEAWAY, and the episodic series THE BALLAD OF POOJA and THE BLOOD BELOW. Samundra is a National Geographic Grant recipient, a Princess Grace Award recipient, and an active member of the Writer’s Guild of America. She’s a comic book and genre geek, and represented by the Gersh Agency.


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 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.

Directed by: Terrie Samundra

Cast: Shabana Azmi, Leela Samson, Sanjeeda Sheikh

Run Time: 90 mins



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