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Young Biniya lives a poor lifestyle in a small village in the mountainous and snowy region of Himachal Pradesh in India along with her widowed mom and wrestler brother. She entertains ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pankaj Kapur ...
Nandakishore 'Nandu' Khatri
Shreya Sharma ...
Biniya
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Robot Owner
Rahul Kumar ...
Tikku
Paramjit Singh Kakran ...
Rajaram
Piu Dutt ...
Binya's mother
Aasmaan Bhardwaj ...
Biniya's Friend
Urmila ...
Biniya's Friend
Dollram ...
Biniya's Friend
Kamal ...
Biniya's Friend
Salil Golu ...
Biniya's Friend
Puja ...
Biniya's Friend
Karan ...
Biniya's Friend
Manvi ...
Biniya's Friend
Rishabh ...
Biniya's Friend
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Young Biniya lives a poor lifestyle in a small village in the mountainous and snowy region of Himachal Pradesh in India along with her widowed mom and wrestler brother. She entertains various tourists, and while doing so with some tourists from Japan, trades in her bear-tooth amulet with a blue umbrella. She and her umbrella become very popular with both tourists and the local villagers. A restaurant-owner, Nandkishore Khatri, takes a fancy to this umbrella and attempts several times to buy if off of her - in vain. Then one day while tending to her two cows, the umbrella goes missing. The entire village sympathizes with her. She suspects Nandkishore, and the police turn his house upside down but are unable to locate the missing umbrella. An embittered and upset Nandkishore orders a red-and-white Japanese umbrella and, in turn, becomes immensely popular with the local villagers as well as with tourists. The question remains: where did Biniya's umbrella disappear to, and will she ever ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Honoring Things Beautiful
31 July 2009 | by (Bangalore) – See all my reviews

Blue Umbrella is beautiful. The umbrella, the concept of the story, the background of the movie, the people, the symbolic values – they're all beautifully presented. Pankaj Kapoor says in the movie that one shouldn't measure the profit loss behind watching a sunrise. In the same way, there's really no evaluation of this movie because of its intangible beauty. It also showcases the culture of mountain people, how they deal with crime and punishment. It gets quite intense and still doesn't let go of its simplicity. Its joy to watch the kids dance along the streets and also the adults in a marriage ceremony. Pankaj Kapoor and the director have both done a great job!


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