Directed by Vishal Furia (Nagin 2021; Bali) from a screenplay co-written with Vishal Kapoor, the film is a remake of his 2017 Marathi-language movie Lapachhapi.
The T-Series/CryptTV/Abundantia Entertainment production stars Nushrratt Bharuccha (as Nushrat Bharucha), Mita Vashisht, Rajesh Jais, Saurabh Goyal, Yaaneea Bharadwaj and Pallavi Ajay Patil.
Set deep in the heartlands, Chhorii is the story of a modern, young couple, Sakshi (Nushrratt Bharuccha) and Hemant. Sakshi is eight months pregnant with her first child when the couple, forced out of their home, escapes from the city and seeks refuge in a house located deep inside sugarcane fields.
The house is inhabited by an old couple who seem to know more than they tell. Unknown to Sakshi, the house and the fields are ridden with dark secrets that start unravelling as the story unfolds, posing a threat to Sakshi and her unborn child.
“Even as Sakshi tries to save herself and her unborn baby, scary sightings of three mysterious kids and a charred monster coupled with an eerie lullaby, emanating from an old transistor, wreak havoc with her sanity.
Will Sakshi be able to save herself? Will she be able to protect her unborn child? Sakshi’s quest to find the answers to these questions and escape from the horrors takes us on a journey that deals with scares, both normal and paranormal.
“Overall, the Nushrat Bharucha starrer horror film Chhorii has managed to scare and raise some important issues despite some shortcomings. If you love watching horror movies, then Chhorii is a must-watch […] The whole film keeps you hooked and the last message definitely makes you think.” Filmy Hype
” …like the original, Chhorii is overly dependent on a spooky score and sound effects as well as a constant stream of expository dialogue and sequences; this both messes up the pacing and underestimates viewers’ ability to piece together the central mystery. Since much of the plot revolves around Sakshi’s deteriorating psychological state, Bharuccha’s one-note performance is also a disappointment.” The Guardian
“Despite its many excellent aspects, the length of Amazon Prime Video’s Chhorii is a bit of a letdown. It takes a long time for the plot to go forward. However, the last 30 minutes are grim and gripping. The story shifts from the past to the present to make startling revelations. The climax is full of shocking twists, only one of which I predicted.” Leisure Byte
Chhorii will be available for streaming on Amazon Prime globally on November 26th 2021.