Umrika Wins Audience Award at Sundance Film Fest

  | February 02, 2015 18:17 IST

A still from Umrika

Umrika features Life of Pi actor Suraj Sharma in the lead role

Independent filmmaker Prashant Nair's Umrika has won the audience award in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, which concluded on Sunday.

Sundance film festival's Twitter handle shared the news on its page.

Umrika, which features Life of Piactor 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 and Swati Shetty.

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