Umrika

Umrika

Umrika

Suraj Sharma (Life of Pi) and Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel) lead this 1980s-set drama from India. Audience Award winner at Sundance 2015.

A small village in northern India is invigorated when one of their own travels to America (or, "Umrika") and details his adventures through letters home, sparking community debate and inspiring hope. But when the letters mysteriously stop coming, his younger brother Rama (Sharma) sets out on a journey to find him.

Audience Award winner at Sundance Film Festival 2015
2015Rating: M, Violence and offensive language100 minsIndiaHindi with English subtitles
ComedyDramaWorld Cinema
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

A straightforward, ingratiating drama that builds toward a satisfyingly expansive close.

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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

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Excellent production design and fine performances keep us engaged and involved in the outcomes, and topical issues of people smuggling adds immediacy to the story.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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Umrika achieves remarkable power as a story by concentrating its view of America through the eyes of people who have never been there.

4.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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The themes are clearer than some of the plot details in this atmospheric story from India.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

press

The strength in Nair's bittersweet script comes not from large monologues, but rather the subtle, almost throwaway lines that build up to a surprising yet fitting end that even allows its characters to look out over a sunset without it feeling trite.

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Suraj Sharma turns in another stellar performance to justify Life of Pi was no fluke

4.0
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When Bollywood and Hollywood work together, they'd produce something very weird and unlike either of the parents.

3.0
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Im not sure about this movie it seemed to go so slow and by the time it got to the end not much had happened. Had I missed something. I think it would of made a better short film.

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A straightforward, ingratiating drama that builds toward a satisfyingly expansive close.

0
Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

Excellent production design and fine performances keep us engaged and involved in the outcomes, and topical issues of people smuggling adds immediacy to the story.

0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Umrika achieves remarkable power as a story by concentrating its view of America through the eyes of people who have never been there.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The themes are clearer than some of the plot details in this atmospheric story from India.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

The strength in Nair's bittersweet script comes not from large monologues, but rather the subtle, almost throwaway lines that build up to a surprising yet fitting end that even allows its characters to look out over a sunset without it feeling trite.

0

Suraj Sharma turns in another stellar performance to justify Life of Pi was no fluke

4.0
0

When Bollywood and Hollywood work together, they'd produce something very weird and unlike either of the parents.

3.0
0

Im not sure about this movie it seemed to go so slow and by the time it got to the end not much had happened. Had I missed something. I think it would of made a better short film.

2.0
0