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Umrika

An ambitious man leaves his small Indian village for America. But when his letters to home stop coming, his brother sets out on his own adventure.

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A bitter sweet drama that marries themes of aspirational 'migration' with coming of age and cultural traditions that are broken.

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 had vanished when he reached his port city, Mumbai. He embarks upon a journey to find his brother.

Director
Prashant Nair
Cast
Aashish BhattUplaksh KochharMegh PantMayur MorePankaj ChaudharyMukesh AgrohariPramod PathakShreyas PanditRajesh SinghMandar Shende
Country
India
Language
Hindi
Available
Oct 1 2016
FIPRESCI Critic's Prize
Cairo International Film Festival

A bitter sweet drama that marries themes of aspirational 'migration' with coming of age and cultural traditions that are broken.