In 1947, Vinayak Rao tells his 14-year-old son Pandurang about the Goddess of Prosperity who gave birth to 160 million gods. Hastar, her first and most beloved offspring, was greedy for all the gold and food. The other gods attacked Hastar, but the goddess saved him on the condition that he could never be worshipped and would be forgotten by history.
Vinayak's mother serves the local lord, Sarkar, in his mansion. This includes offering him sexual services. She hopes to acquire a single gold coin kept with his Hastar statue. Vinayak and his brother Sadashiv worry about having to feed the monstrous old woman who is their grandmother chained in a separate room. Sarkar later dies and the mother proposes leaving Tumbbad for Pune. Vinayak insists on finding the treasure that is rumoured to be h... Read More