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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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a must see film
19 May 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

a film which can be seen with the family.a film which is made from the heart by director.the direction,cinematography,screenplay n acting are simply superb.Indian cinema should promote such films which are truly world class.a clean,simple story telling is the beauty of the film.the brilliant photography of the film enhances the story.music of the film is fresh n soothing to the ears.the child artist is wonderful.the legendary actor,has once again out beaten himself. it is an adaption of one of ruskin bond's short stories.the director has been able to do full justice to this story.fabulously casted,enacted,directed n shot. a film everyone will enjoy!go with your family and see it.


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