|Tags: creatures, hindi, hisss, india, Jennifer Lynch, Mallika Sherawat, nagin, nagmani, snakes|
The film follows a ruthless American, fascinated by the ancient folklore of the mythical creature, who travels to the jungles of India to discover the truth. He finds and captures the nagin’s mate for the magical powers of its nagmani, a mythical gem embedded in its hood. The nagin then transforms into a gorgeous femme fatale and follows him back into the modern world to track down her lover and wreak revenge on his captors and all who stand in the way of their reunion.
- The film has reportedly been taken away from the hands of director Jennifer Lynch, as she was quoted saying: "Hisss was taken away from me in the edit. I have no idea what the film looks like. I came close to a directors’ cut, which Mallika, Venus and producers (Govind Menon and Vikram Singh) referred to as ‘European, languid and sensual’, all the things I thought were compliments. Apparently, that did not make them happy. I have no idea what is out there. Good or bad, I cannot take credit for it. Aside from shots and performances that I pray have not been butchered... They took the songs out; they wanted more horror... My name is all over it (the film). I can do nothing. But I want to come back [to India]."
- Filmed simultaneously in English and Hindi.
- Filmed in India.
- This marks the first Bollywood creature feature made by an American director.
- This is an independent joint production between the US and India.
- Written and directed by David Lynch's daughter Jennifer Lynch (Boxing Helena, Surveillance).
- Described as a modern day retelling of the ancient tale of the ichhadahari nagin (snake woman).
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