The Blue Umbrella (film)

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The Blue Umbrella
Blueumbrella.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj
Produced by Ronnie Screwvala
Vishal Bhardwaj
Story by Vishal Bhardwaj
Abhishek Chaubey
Minty
Based on The Blue Umbrella by
Ruskin Bond
Starring Pankaj Kapoor
Shreya Sharma
Deepak Dobriyal
Music by Vishal Bhardwaj
Cinematography Sachin Kumar Krishnan
Editing by Aarif Shaikh
Distributed by UTV Classics
Release dates
  • October 12, 2005 (2005-10-12) (Pusan International Film Festival)
  • August 10, 2007 (2007-08-10) (India)
Running time 90 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

The Blue Umbrella (Romanagari: Chatri Chor) is a 2005 Indian film based on the novel, The Blue Umbrella, by Ruskin Bond and directed by Vishal Bhardwaj. It starred Shreya Sharma and Pankaj Kapur in lead roles. The music was by Bhardwaj and lyrics were penned by Gulzar.

Plot[edit]

The story is set in a small village of Himachal Pradesh, where a girl, Binya, trades her bear claw necklace for a pretty, blue, Japanese umbrella. The richest man in the village is the shopkeeper of an old ruined shop. Soon the shopkeeper becomes envious of the umbrella. He will not pay for one from Japan and employs a boy to steal Binya's.

In a pasture, Binya finds her umbrella missing. Soon after, the shopkeeper gets a similar umbrella in red. With this, the center of attraction shifts from the girl to the shopkeeper. His celebrity status does not last long as the villagers discover the red umbrella is the stolen umbrella, only it had been dyed.

The shopkeeper's name is tarnished and people stop visiting his shop. The story concludes with the girl giving the umbrella to the shopkeeper and dancing down the road, happy.

Cast[edit]

  • Pankaj Kapur ... Nandakishore 'Nandu' Khatri
  • Shreya Sharma ... Biniya
  • Deepak Dobriyal ... Robot Owner
  • Rahul Kumar ... Tikku
  • Paramjit Singh Kakran ... Rajaram
  • Piu Dutt ... Binya's mother
  • Shailendra Mohite ... Cobbler
  • Bhupinder Sharma ... Vaidji
  • Kamal Tiwari ... Mukhiya
  • Kumar Thakur ... Chander
  • Dolly Ahluwalia ... Lillavati
  • Alok Mathur ... Masterji
  • Rajesh Sharma ... Policeman
  • Anil George ... Barber
  • Samrat Mukerji ... Bijju
  • Vikas Bandhu ... Dan
  • Avtar Sahani ... Choudhary
  • Baldev Khosia ... Umbrella Seller
  • Shlok Sharma ... Bijju's Friend
  • Mohammad Shahid ... Bijju's Friend
  • Gyaneshwar ... Bijju's Friend
  • Bishnu Pandey ... Postman
  • Rani Bansal ... Village Woman
  • Seema ... Village Woman
  • Abhay Sharma ... Postmaster
  • Anushka Yadav ... Village woman

Awards[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

# Track Singer(s)
1 Aasmani Chhatri Upagna Pandya
2 Barfaan Sukhwinder
3 Biniya The Warrior Princess Instrumental
4 Chutti Hai Upagna Pandya
5 Evil Lurks Instrumental
6 Nandu The King Instrumental
7 Panga Upagna Pandya
8 Rise Above The Sky Instrumental
9 Tesoo Upagna Pandya
10 The Arrival Instrumental
11 The Blue Umbrella Instrumental
12 The Chash Instrumental
13 The Desert Instrumental
14 The Sky In My Hand Instrumental

References[edit]

  1. ^ "53rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 

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