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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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Beautiful Tale
2 December 2008 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Cinema is a very powerful medium.Like any other powerful media it needs to be harnessed well or the results can be go awry. For all the power it has, it is not after all so easy to captivate the audience, strike a cord and forever etch it in the viewers memory. Vishal Bharadwaj's Blue Umbrella does just that and in my opinion does a bit more!

It takes a simple village tale woven by Ruskin Bond and makes it to an amazing movie. Cinematography is amazing and the first scene is proof enough. Pankaj Kapoor gives another performance worth remembering. Bhardwaj knows close-ups with such powerful actors work well and we see lot of closeups in the movie. It goes without saying Kapoor's expressions during close-ups are just brilliant and something to look out for. The filmmaker also gets the best of the child actors and the screenplay, the gait all seem add to the rhythm of the cinema. And more than all these it is a movie about humans, their desires, their failings and emotions.

All in all wonderful cinema!!! Please do watch it!!


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