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‘Cynthia’ brings Goa’s supernatural side to the big screen

After a wait of almost 6 months since the initial trailer release, Goa’s first ever Konkani horror movie, Cynthia, premieres in cinemas across the state today. Written and directed by prominent Goan musician Elvis Kahn Fernandes, and produced by Joseph M Lobo under the company Goa Global Productions, the film stars local talent Maya Kalsi, Elvis Kahn Fernandes himself, Gauri Kamat, Prince Jacob, Kunal Malarkar, Fermino Goes, and Faith Barretto.

Cynthia chronicles the story of a newly married couple (played by Elvis and Maya) that moves into their first house in Goa. The house, a typical old Portuguese structure seems like every other villa in the village – except for its dark past. This dark past reveals itself to the new bride through a horrific possession. The story is told through an interview between the husband Joseph, and a newspaper journalist played by Faith Barretto.

Cynthia at InoxGoa is no stranger to horror stories, with almost every village in the state having numerous tales of regular spirit sightings. Given the frequency of these events, it’s odd that Konkani cinema has not had a single movie made in the horror genre – a gap in the industry that Elvis jumped at when he found the opportunity. Drawing on his personal journey and experience in the film and music industry, Elvis has assembled a highly talented cast and crew to produce Cynthia, a film that will please the local and international Goan diaspora. Music from the film has also been written and composed by Elvis himself, with the song Jurament Dita, a highly acclaimed love song, already released on YouTube.

Cynthia is playing at Inox cinemas across Goa starting today. Tickets can be booked online by visiting the Inox website, or at the box office. If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, you can watch it below. What do you think of Goa’s first Konkani horror movie? Are you too scared to watch it? Let us know in the comments below.

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