The story of Evan Leversage inspired the world 3 years ago when the community of St. George gathered together to put on an early Christmas for him. A beautiful story that spread and inspired a movie made in India called Uma.
It follows young girl, Uma (Sara Sengupta) living in Switzerland, is fighting for her life with a terminal disease. She wants to see Durga Puja of Kolkata, the biggest celebrated festival of the Bengali Hindus. Himadri, her father (Jisshu Sengupta) takes her to Kolkata to fulfill her dream by planning to set up a fake Durga Puja. Her father and family struggle much to make his daughter’s dreams come true and find a director called Brahmananda (Anjan Dutt). The failed director sees this as his opportunity to create a masterpiece, by helping a dying girl. After several requests, the director agrees and makes a false set of Durga Puja. During this, they face many problems to make Uma’s dream true.
Watch the trailer in the video.
Video: Uma (উমা) | Official Trailer | Jisshu | Sara | Anjan Dutt | Rudranil | Anirban | Srijit | SVF
The producers of that movie will hold a screening of the film at the South Dumfries Community Centre arena tonight at 8:00 pm. Doors open at 7. It is their way of paying tribute to Evan and offers another chance for the community to come together in his memory.
Image from Uma trailer on Youtube.