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Umrika (2015)

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A village in India is invigorated when one of their own journeys to America and details his adventures through letters home.

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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.

September 10, 2015 | Full Review…

'Life of Pi's' Suraj Sharma makes his Bollywood debut in this ingratiating drama set in the '70s and '80s.

January 28, 2015 | Full Review…

Prashant Nair, the director, has crafted a sweet, funny and very touching narrative that is universal.

October 31, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

September 23, 2016 | Full Review…

Although it's set in the 1970s and '80s, it couldn't be more timely.

September 22, 2016 | Full Review…

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.

May 3, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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