Umrika (2015)

Hindi 1 hrs 28 mins Drama
Critics Score
Total Reviews: 4
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Review Summary: Suraj Sharma impresses with some serious acting chops in this 2015 Sundance Winner. A moving film that represents a slice of hope of new age Indian cinema

Average Critic Rating: (3.00)
Cast: Suraj Sharma , Tony Revolori , Prateik Babbar , Smita Tambe , Adil Hussain
Director: Prashant Nair
Release Date: 24 Jan 2015

Plot: The film begins with Udai (Prateik Babbar) leaving his village for the United States. Following the death of father, Udai's younger brother Ramakant (Suraj Sharma) realises that the letters his family have been receiving from Udai have been forged by his father and uncle, and learns that Udai vanished when Read more

Umrika - All Reviews

“Umrika” is ultimately a non sequitur story that, at worst, holds no weight, and, at best, makes little sense to someone born outside of Indian values and traditions.
Nikola Grozdanovic, Indie Wire
Shot in Super 16mm to maximize period flavor, “Umrika” is handsomely turned in all departments, with particularly delightful use of some America-influenced vintage Indian pop songs from the era throughout.
Dennis Harvey, Variety
While I'm not in awe of the plot and the pacing is occasionally a bit underwhelming and loses steam midway through before the big discovery, the performance by superb actor Suraj Sharma is worth the watch
Mae Abdulbaki, Movies With Mae
The themes are clearer than some of the plot details in this atmospheric story from India
Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter