Srijit’s ‘Uma’ teaser launches today

Kolkata, Apr 14 (UNI): The first look teaser video of SVF’s upcoming venture ‘Uma’ was released a day before the Bengali New Year, bringing in the news of “Uma’s” advent on earth.

The teaser came out today, a day before Bengalis celebrate ‘Poila Boishakh’ (New Year) a festival marking hope and happiness in their lives, similar to what the film ‘Uma’ would be conveying to it’s audience.

‘Uma’, directed by national award winning director Srijit Mukherji and starring father-daughter duo Jisshu U Sengupta and Sara Sengupta, has already been recognised the by New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) 2018, London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) 2018, India Film Festival of Alberta (IFFA) 2018 and Indian Film Festival of Melbourne ( IFFM) 2018 . It is eyeing a June release.

Srijit said, ‘The teaser of Uma gives us the hope to survive that I have tried to convey through my film. Evan’s story taught us never to lose hope and showed us the power of unity. Uma’s story reverberates the same.’

Mahendra Soni, Co-Founder and Director of SVF said, ‘Uma’s teaser evokes a lot of positivity and we are sure that this film will inspire us and our audience.’

‘Uma’ is the story of young girl who is fighting a terminal disease, a father who is struggling to make his daughter’s dreams come true and about a director whose past haunts him. It starts off with Uma, a young girl brought up in Austria, being recognised with a terminal disease and goes on about how Himadri, her father takes her to Kolkata to fulfil her dream by setting up a fake Durga Puja, the most celebrated festival of the Bengalis. The film is inspired from the true story of Evan Leversage, the Canadian boy who moved Christmas.