The Blue Umbrella

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  • 2005
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 7.3  (2,179)

The Blue Umbrella is a 2005 Hindi movie directed by the acclaimed filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj. The movie is based on a short story of the same name by noted author Ruskin Bond. The movie stars Pankaj Kapur, Shreya Sharma, and Deepak Dobriyal in leading roles. The movie tells the story of a small village nestled in the lush green hills of Himachal Pradesh. The village is verdant, and the people are simple and content with their way of life. The village's peaceful existence is interrupted when a young girl named Biniya (Shreya Sharma) finds a beautiful blue umbrella in a field. The umbrella becomes her prized possession, and she treasures it more than anything else. Everyone in the village admires the umbrella, and Biniya is proud of it. She takes great care of it and is very possessive about it.

However, one day the umbrella goes missing, much to Biniya's distress. She is heartbroken and cannot imagine how anyone could have taken it. She becomes determined to find the umbrella and heads out into the hills to look for it. Along the way, she discovers a city and meets a man named Nandkishore Khatri (Pankaj Kapur), who she believes has stolen the umbrella. Nandkishore is a shopkeeper and spends his days selling goods to the village folk. Biniya confronts him and demands her umbrella back. Nandkishore denies any wrongdoing and claims that he bought the umbrella from someone else. Biniya is not convinced and becomes obsessed with getting her umbrella back.

As Biniya and Nandkishore cross paths frequently, they develop a unique friendship. Nandkishore sees Biniya's determination and honesty and admires her. He starts to understand his own shortcomings and feels remorse about what he has done. The relationship between the two is heartwarming and wholesome.

The movie is a testament to the director's storytelling and the actors' performances. The scenery of the village and hills is breathtaking, and the audience is transported to a different world altogether. The simplicity of the people and their everyday life is beautifully captured on screen. The characters are well-crafted, and the actors have done an excellent job in portraying them. Pankaj Kapur, who plays Nandkishore, is a veteran actor and delivers a nuanced performance. He brings to the character his unique style and makes it his own. Shreya Sharma, who plays Biniya, is a revelation. She is a child actor and has won hearts with her natural and effortless acting.

The movie is a heartwarming tale of friendship, honesty, and redemption. The audience is left with a sense of warmth and contentment after watching it. The movie's music is another highlight, composed by Vishal Bhardwaj himself. The music blends seamlessly with the storytelling, and the songs are melodious and soulful.

In conclusion, The Blue Umbrella is a must-watch for all cinema lovers. The movie is a reminder of the beauty of simplicity and the importance of relationships. The story is heartwarming, the performances are exceptional, and the music is beautiful. The movie will leave a lasting impression on anyone who watches it.

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    7.3  (2,179)