UMA Trailer releases with grandeur
The trailer of ‘Uma’, SVF’s upcoming feature film was released today amidst festive celebrations at Shobhabazaar Rajbari. The cast and crew of the film along with the media were present in exultation to welcome Uma at the trailer launch.
The ambience was of a traditional ‘zamindar’ house Durga Puja. The guests were welcomed by ‘diya – tika’ and conch shells, while Birendra Krishna Bhadra’s Mahalaya song resonated in the background. Dhaki players and female Dhunuchi dancers amplified the atmosphere with their performance while people enjoyed the delectable ‘Puja Bhog’. This was succeeded by director Srijit Mukherji unveiling the trailer in the presence of Jisshu U Sengupta, Sara Sengupta, Anjan Dutt, Sayantika Banerjee, Rudranil Ghosh, Anirban Bhattacharya, Anupam Roy, Neel Dutt, Nilanjana, Zara Sengupta and others.
The trailer starts off with little Uma sprinting in traditional attire while her father Himadri (Jisshu U Sengupta) trying to catch up with her. It gives us a foray into the world of the vibrant Uma, a young girl who is full of life yet unfortunately fighting a terminal disease and her helpless father striving hard to make his daughter’s dream come true of celebrating Durga Puja . It also shows us the trauma of a director (Anjan Dutt) whose past haunts him and ends with the question that amidst many hurdles and dangers would Himadri be able to bring a smile onto Uma’s face?
The film is inspired from the true story of Evan Leversage, the Canadian boy suffering from cancer and for whom his village of St. George, Ontario came together to celebrate Christmas much ahead of the actual festival.
Srijit Mukherji, director of the film, goes on to say – “Uma is a film which is very close to my heart and so is Sara, who would be entering this industry with my venture. The trailer of Uma shows how a father can go to any extent for his daughter’s smile. Uma’s story resonates the symbolisation of hope coupled with the power of unity.”
Mahendra Soni, Co-Founder and Director, SVF, is very optimistic about the reception of the film and goes on to say that – “Uma shows the emotions and values that every family connects with and will strike a chord. We are also proud to introduce Sara, the beloved daughter of Nilanjana and Jisshu Sengupta through our film. We wish her all the success.”
Uma, directed by national award winning director Srijit Mukherji and starring father daughter duo Jisshu U Sengupta & Sara Sengupta, has already been recognised by New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) 2018, London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) 2018, India Film Festival of Alberta (IFFA) 2018, Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2018, Reelworld Film Festival Toronto 2018 and Habitat Film Festival New Delhi 2018.
The film is scheduled to release on 1st of June, 2018.