There are incidences in the state of Chhattisgarh in Raipur district where women accused of witchcraft are assaulted to the extent that sometimes these women are blinding, stabbed and murdered. These practices are banned by the Government of Chhattisgarh, but still many cases are witnessed every now and then. The women who practice black magic are known as TONHI in the central India. ‘The Dark Secrets of Tonhi’ is a Hindi movie dealing with the serious issue of assaults on innocent women and children due to superstitious beliefs. `The Dark Secrets of Tonhi’ is a realistic film with pinch of horror and drama. The movie has been shot in real locations of Chhattisgarh.
“I like making movies on realistic subjects and Tonhi, the black magic woman subject interested me. So, I studied the subject going deep in the forest of Chhattisgarh state before making the movie. Several women are killed every year which is a shame,” Shiraz Henry said in a statement.
The movie has J. Brandon Hill (actor of Bunti Aur Babli, Raaz 2, Double Dhamaal, Yaariyan) and Natasha Sikka (a Delhi based model) in the main lead. J. Brandon Hill plays an American Doctor who comes to India to find out the reason of children falling sick and dying in a remote village of Chhattisgarh state, later he comes to hear from the villagers that the entire epidemic is being caused by a witch, they call as ‘TONHI’. The story is very realistic and moves in its pace which makes it more interesting to watch.
The movie has been made under the banner of ‘Find Studioz’, Mumbai and Rebecca Changkija & Ajay Najat is the producers of this movie. The writer & director of the movie is Shiraz Henry.
The movie is all set to hit the screen on 21st February, 2014.