Umrika

by Prashant Nair

Starring Suraj Sharma (LIFE OF PI) and Tony Revolori (DOPE, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL)

Jitvapur, India, 1975/1986. Jitvapur is more than a tiny, dusty village somewhere in India. It is the home of Udai, who left the town for a bigger and better life in America, or "Umrika" as they call it. Although Udai's much younger brother Ramakant has no idea why America should be bigger and better, the letters Udai sends from far, far away at least cheer up Mother and Father, which is already a welcome result. Ramakant leads a happy life, albeit in the shadow of his adored but absent brother. Then, tragedy strikes and Father dies in an accident. Rummaging in his things, Ramakant finds hints that the letters from America may not be from America at all... Moreover, Udai seems to have disappeared. Convinced that his mother will not survive the loss of both her husband AND her favorite son, Ramakant sets out with his best friend Lalu to find Udai and bring him home. It is a voyage to find the life he long believed his brother was living, a life that finally belongs to him alone. A life in Umrika.

Genre / Language / Length
Drama / Hindi / 102 minutes
Original title
Umrika
directed by
Prashant Nair
produced by
Samosa Stories Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
Cast
  • Suraj Sharma (LIFE OF PI)
  • Tony Revolori (THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL)
  • Adil Hussain (LIFE OF PI)
  • Smita Tambe
  • Rajesh Tailang
  • Amit Sial
  • Pramod Pathak
  • Prateik Babbar
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Press Quotes

“A feel-good movie between SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE and THE LUNCHBOX.“
THR

“UMRIKA is a straightforward, ingratiating drama... with likable understatement… emotional depth and leading to a grace-note ending that adds still further unsentimental yet poignant dimensionality.”
Variety

“As in Life of Pi, Sharma‘s not only a charismatic and very physical presence but also proves he‘s got some serious acting chops.”
THR

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