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Prashant Nair's Umrika set for Sundance film fest

Prashant Nair's Umrika is headed for 2015 Sundance Film Festival as part of the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section. Featuring Suraj Sharma, it is about a young village boy who discovers that his brother, long believed to be in the US, has actually gone missing.

world cinema Updated: Dec 05, 2014 17:18 IST
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Independent filmmaker Prashant Nair's Umrika is headed for 2015 Sundance Film Festival. It will be an official entry in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section of the film festival.

The festival will go on from Jan 22-Feb 1, 2015.

It unveiled list of movies in the US and World Cinema Competition slates on Thursday.

Umrika, which features Life of Pi fame Suraj Sharma, is about a young village boy who discovers that his brother, long believed to be in the US, has actually gone missing. He begins to invent letters on his behalf to save their mother from heartbreak, all the while searching for him.

Umrika is jointly produced by Manish Mundra (Ankhon Dekhi) and Swati Shetty.

This is Nair's second feature film after the critically acclaimed Delhi in a Day.