OTT Release date : This film will be released in theatres on Dec 11, 2005 and on Netflix soon
Platforms : On Netflix
The Blue Umbrella is a 2005 Indian Hindi - language film directed by Vishal bhardawaj. It is a drama film starring Pankaj Kapur, Shreya Sharma and Deepak Dobriyal. The film is based on the famous novel written by Ruskin Bond by the same name.
A young girl named Biniya lives a poor lifestyle in a small village in Himachal Pradesh in India along with her widowed mom and wrestler brother. She entertains various tourists, and while she is with some tourists from Japan, she trades in her bear-tooth amulet with a blue umbrella.
She and her umbrella become very popular among the tourists as well as the local villagers. A restaurant-owner, Nandkishore Khatri, admires this umbrella and attempts several times to buy it off of her but fails everytime. Then, one day, the umbrella goes missing. The entire village sympathizes with her.
She suspects Nandkishore, and the police vigorously search his house but are unable to locate the missing umbrella. An upset Nandkishore orders a beautiful red-and-white Japanese umbrella and, in turn, becomes immensely popular with the local villagers as well as with tourists. But Biniya's umbrella still remains lost and nobody knows where it went.