7.7/10
1,383
18 user 7 critic

The Blue Umbrella (2005)

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(based on a novella by), (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A school-teacher, who forces children to share their food with him, forbids one from entering the school until he brings his own Tiffin/Lunch-box.

Director: Amole Gupte
Stars: Partho A. Gupte, Numaan Sheikh, Abhishek Reddy
Hawaa Hawaai (2014)
Drama | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Arjun dreams of skating. Can Arjun follow his dream and be a champion?

Director: Amole Gupte
Stars: Makrand Deshpande, Partho A. Gupte, Devraya Gole
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A story about a single women (a Mom) and dreams on her Daughter.

Director: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari
Stars: Swara Bhaskar, Ratna Pathak, Riya Shukla
Drama | Family | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Where would you be if your mother was not allowed to be born?

Director: Nila Madhab Panda
Stars: Harish Chabbra, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Parvin Dabas
Balak Palak (2012)
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Helps parents to realize how important it is to communicate transparently with your child.

Director: Ravi Jadhav
Stars: Subodh Bhave, Madan Deodhar, Anand Ingale
Rockford (1999)
Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The movie chronicles the arrival of a (Hindu) student to a strict all-boys Christian boarding school in India and his assimilation into the school. The change is quite dramatic to the ... See full summary »

Director: Nagesh Kukunoor
Stars: Rohan Dey, Jayant Kripalani, Nandita Das
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Amidst the rain in a singing city, two umbrellas- one blue, one not- fall eternally in love.

Director: Saschka Unseld
Stars: Sarah Jaffe
Chillar Party (2011)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A gang of innocent but feisty kids who lead carefree lives in Chandan Nagar colony takes on the big bad world of politics when one of their friend's life is endangered.

Directors: Vikas Bahl, Nitesh Tiwari
Stars: Aarav Khanna, Chinmay Chandraunshuh, Divji Handa
Bawarchi (1972)
Comedy | Musical | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Squabbling Sharma family has a dubious reputation of not having any cook last there for more than a few months. Word spreads out about this family to such an extent that no person wants to ... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Jaya Bhaduri, Usha Kiran
Comedy | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Two womanizing slackers, Omi and Jai (Rakesh Bedi and Ravi Baswani respectively) attempt to woo the new girl in the neighbourhood, and fail - miserably. Their third room-mate, shy, and a ... See full summary »

Director: Sai Paranjape
Stars: Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval, Saeed Jaffrey
Adventure | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A parable on the moribund human bonds in a fast-paced world, which is a warning that poignantly highlights the futility of life and death.

Director: Praveen Morchhale
Stars: Sonu Chourasia, Ajay Chourey, Farrukh Jaffar
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A quiet, sweet tempered housewife endures small slights from her well-educated husband and daughter everyday because of her inability to speak and understand English.

Director: Gauri Shinde
Stars: Sridevi, Adil Hussain, Mehdi Nebbou
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Nandakishore 'Nandu' Khatri
Shreya Sharma ...
Biniya
...
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
...
Biniya's Friend
Manvi ...
Biniya's Friend
Rishabh ...
Biniya's Friend
Edit

Storyline

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)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 August 2007 (India)  »

Also Known As:

L'Ombrelle bleue  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

IMDb Quiz: India at the Oscars

Are you the one to beat when it comes to your knowledge of India's history at the Oscars? Take our quiz and find out!

Test your knowledge

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Another Masterpiece by Vishal
23 August 2007 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Superb Performances, panoramic cinematography, excellent storytelling and made with the heart. Like all other Vishal movies this one also has all the above qualities, but this movie has one thing which takes it ahead form all his earlier flicks and that is the way it treats humans and their emotions. Vishal turns the very simple story to the story of humanity and simplicity remains as it is.

How an Blue Umbrella becomes center of two lives and how the two dealt with this. These two characters are Binya and Nand Kishore, played by introducing child artist Shreya and heavily experienced Pankaj Kapur. Pankaj Kapur lived the character of Nand Kishore in the movie. This was surely the best performance by him. His dialog delivery , accent , body language all was so real.

I think Blue Umbrella is not only meant for children but for everyone who want to see great movies. Vishal has created the movies which are truly across boundaries and across ages.

surely a 10/10.


18 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?

Top Rated and Trending Indian Movies

Check out the Indian movies with the highest ratings from IMDb users, as well as the movies that are trending in real time.