'Umrika' wins audience award at Sundance film fest

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 Sunday.

IANS| Last Updated: Feb 01, 2015, 14:56 PM IST

Chennai: 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 Sunday.

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

"Umrika", which features "Life of Pi" fame actor 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".