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The greater themes resonate because Nair has managed to incorporate several big and abstract topics into a story in which they become highly personal for the characters.
Umrika achieves remarkable power as a story by concentrating its view of America through the eyes of people who have never been there.
'Life of Pi's' Suraj Sharma makes his Bollywood debut in this ingratiating drama set in the '70s and '80s.
"Umrika" gets too distracted by unnecessary sidelines when it could be focusing on its intensely likable characters and investing in its own intriguing concepts.
There are moments of comedy, of eternal sadness, hope, and emptiness. The varying ranges are impressive.
Prashant Nair, the director, has crafted a sweet, funny and very touching narrative that is universal.
Umrika makes pertinent observations about the challenges faced by desperate migrants, but the characters are too subdued and generalised to enforce the story's empathy with its subject matter.
Although it's set in the 1970s and '80s, it couldn't be more timely.
Obstacles to happiness, it suggests, may lie in diehard tradition, as much as in economic inequality. It's a sobering watch and an interesting, if not outstanding, film.
A bitter sweet drama that marries themes of aspirational 'migration' with coming of age and cultural traditions that are broken
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.
"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.
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