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  • NR
  • 2018
  • 2 hr 29 min
  • 7.3  (1,369)

Uma is a 2018 Indian drama film directed by Srijit Mukherji, starring Jisshu Sengupta, Sayantika Banerjee, and Sara Sengupta. The film revolves around a father-daughter relationship and the father's quest to fulfill his daughter's last wish before she passes away from a terminal illness. The film is set in the beautiful hills of Darjeeling, India, where the protagonist, Himadri, lives a carefree life as a bartender. Himadri's estranged wife, Menaka, suddenly returns to town, bringing along with her their daughter Uma, whom Himadri had not seen in years. It turns out that Uma has a rare genetic disorder, which has left her with only a few months to live. She desperately wants to see Durga Puja, the region's biggest and most popular festival, which will be celebrated in six months' time.

Himadri, who is initially reluctant due to the cost, eventually agrees to fulfill his daughter's wish. He embarks on a journey to organize a grand Durga Puja for his daughter, and along the way, he encounters various challenges and obstacles. He confronts his own demons, including his guilt over abandoning his family and his struggles with alcoholism.

He also faces opposition from the local community, who are cynical of his intentions and see him as an outsider trying to exploit their traditions for personal gain. However, he persists, garnering support from unlikely sources, including his ex-wife and their mutual friends, who are moved by his determination to make his daughter's last days as happy as possible.

As the festival approaches, Himadri's preparations reach a fever pitch. He is aided by a diverse cast of characters, including a temperamental artist, a wise old sage, and a comical group of pandal decorators. The film also explores various themes related to the festival, including the cultural significance of Durga Puja, the importance of community and camaraderie, and the bonds between family members.

The climax of the film takes place during the festival, where Himadri's grand spectacle captures the attention of the entire town. Uma is overwhelmed with joy at the sight of the festival and the love and support shown by her father and the community. However, as the festival comes to an end, Uma's condition worsens, and she is rushed to the hospital. The film ends on a bittersweet note, with Himadri and Uma reconciling and sharing a poignant moment before Uma passes away.

Overall, Uma is a heartwarming film that explores the power of love and the lengths to which a parent will go to make their child happy. It is a moving tribute to the resilience of the human spirit and the importance of family and community. With standout performances by its lead actors, stunning cinematography, and a colorful and lively depiction of Durga Puja, Uma is a must-watch for anyone interested in Indian cinema or looking for an emotionally resonant story.

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  • MPAA Rating
  • Runtime
    2 hr 29 min
  • Language
    Bengali, Bangla
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (1,369)