THE BLUE UMBRELLA blu-ray review

India Region-free blu-ray

1080p Widescreen 2.39:1

Hindi: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (original)

Tamil: Dolby Digital 5.1 (dub)

Subtitles: English

IMDB

 

MOVIE: 9

VIDEO QUALITY: 9

AUDIO QUALITY: 9

ENGLISH SUBTITLES: 8.5

EXTRAS: 0

 

The Blue Umbrella is an excellent film. Period. Even though there are three songs in this film, I wouldn’t classify this film as a Bollywood film. It’s just a great film from India. The movie centers on two characters, played by a little girl and an elder man, both mesmerized by a Japanese umbrella that found its way into their mountain town. The movie is totally touching as it explores greed, generosity, jealousy, vengeance, and redemption. This film can be enjoyed by everyone and it’s not a “family” film. It’s just a great film. The Blue Umbrella is also very similar to The Gods Must Be Crazy, only that instead of a Coke bottle causing a fuss, it’s this blue umbrella. The direction by Vishal Bhardwaj is first rate – his shots are beautifully filmed and the whole movie moves along at a very nice pace. The young girl and elder man are also excellent in this film. Great, great film!

The Moserbaer Region Free blu-ray is just totally solid. The video quality for the majority of the time is excellent. There are many artistically filmed dark shots, which may be less in video quality, but overall, the video on this blu-ray is just totally pleasing! The DTS-HD Hindi is also very good, with very active surround sounds. The English subtitles are pretty good as well, some spelling and grammar mistakes but nothing that bad nor distracting. The only extras on this blu-ray is the Song Menu.

Also, there aren’t any advertisements or logos that pop up during the film. Just a great solid blu-ray! Moserbaer does a dramatically better job on their blu-rays than on their DVDs!

The Blue Umbrella is one of the best Indian films I’ve seen and I highly recommend blind-buying this film!

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