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Umrika Dvd

A small village in India hears tales of life in America through letters sent home by a resident who travels there.

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Umrika (transl. America) is a 2015 Indian Hindi comedy-drama film written and directed by Prashant Nair, and produced by Swati Shetty and Manish Mundra. It features Suraj Sharma, Tony Revolori, Smita Tambe, Rajesh Tailang, Pramod Pathak, Adil Hussain, Amit Sial, Sauraseni Maitra and Prateik Babbar.

Umrika premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award. Director Nair said that the film is “about the mythology of America, and more generally, how cultures perceive each other”.

Plot

The film begins with Udai (Prateik Babbar) leaving his village for the United States. Following the death of his father, Udai’s younger brother Ramakant (Suraj Sharma) realises that the letters his family has been receiving from Udai have been forged by his father and uncle, and learns that Udai vanished when he reached his port city, Mumbai. He embarks upon a journey to locate his brother.

Cast

Prateik Babbar as Udai
Suraj Sharma as Ramakant
Tony Revolori as Lalu
Adil Hussain as Patel
Sauraseni Maitra as Radhika
Nidhi Bisht as Pinky
Lin Laishram as Udai’s Wife
Rajesh Tailang as Postman

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