Winner of Melbourne Awards 2016 | Winner of Most Popular Indian Film Festival Abroad 2017
Uma
India | 149 min | 2018 | Bengali With English SubtitlesAustralian premiere
Sunday, August 19, 06.30 PM | HOYTS Highpoint
Film Festivals and Awards
New York Indian Film Festival (2018) Indian Film Festival of Alberta (2018) London Indian Film Festival (2018)
A young girl, Uma (Sara Sengupta) living in Switzerland, is fighting for her life with a terminal disease. She wants to see the Durga Puja of Kolkata, the biggest festival of the Bengali Hindus. Himadri, her father (Jisshu Sengupta) takes her to Kolkata to fulfill her dream by planning a fake Durga Puja. After many struggles he finds a director called Brahmananda (Anjan Dutt) to help him out in this endeavour. The failed director sees this as his opportunity to create a masterpiece, by helping the dying girl. The plot is based on true events surrounding the life and death of Evan Leversage, who lived in St George in Ontario, Canada.
Director Srijit Mukherji
Cast Jishu Sengupta, Sayantika Banerjee, Sara Sengupta, Anirban Bhattacharya, Mimi Chakraborty
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