"Tthe Blue Umbrella"is a heart warming adaptation of the beloved novella of the same name by Ruskin Bond. It is a film about desire, about the zealous attempt to fulfill it and finally its conquest. The story unfurls with the discovery of a vibrant blue umbrella by Biniya, a ten-year-old girl from an idyllic mountain village in north India. She has never seen anything more striking and beautiful. Neither has Nandkishore Khatri. Nandkishore Khatri runs a small tea stall in the village. He is a miserly old man who likes to eat pickle and swindle kids off their little possessions. Nandkishore is smitten helplessly by the beauty of the blue umbrella and goes to remarkable lengths to acquire it but fails repeatedly. He has given up all hope and declares that he will forsake it and move on... However, Nandkishore is not the only one to covet the umbrella. The umbrella's arrival disturbs the tranquillity and harmony of the whole village. Biniya's secret weapon gives her an enviable power overthe small town, as the umbrella now acquires a mythical status. One fine day the umbrella goes missing! The villagers are sympathetic to her misery but are convinced that Biniya's carelessness has resulted in the loss. Alone and betrayed Biniya decides to take over. What follows is a journey of Biniya and Nandkishore to a discovery, which is bittersweet and has wisdom far beyond the blue umbrella. 'the blue umbrellal being a metaphorical tale, is yet so contemporary. It questions the basic premise of mankind's quest for superiority over others. It raises pertinent questions on the concept of material happiness and futility of the whole process.