The blue umbrella is a heart warming adaptation of the beloved novella of the same name by Ruskin bond. It is a film about desire about the zealous attempt to fulfill it and finally its conquest.
The story unfuris will the discovery of a vibrant blue umbrella by Biniya a ten year old girl from an idyllic mountain village in north India. She has never seen anything more striking and beautiful neither has Nandkishore Khatri a miserly old man who runs a small tea stall in the village.
One fine day the umbrella goes missing! The villagers are sympathetic to her misery but are convinced that Binlya’s carelessness has resulted in the loss. Alone and betrayed Biniya decides to take over.
What follows is a journey of Biniya and Nandkishore to a discovery which is bitter sweet and has wisdom far beyond the blue umbrella.
The blue umbrella being a metaphorical tale is yet so contemporary it questions the basic premise of mankind’s quest for superiority over others. It raises pertinent questions on the concept of material happiness and futility of the whole process.