Umar, age, which catches up with every passing moment. One can be rich or poor, man or woman, living anywhere in the world, but can not escape time....and age. You could either treat this with respect or scorn at people around you who catch up on age. Director Karan Razdan picks up this topic of old age that haunts many a human beings across age and conveys a message of how our society could treat the senior citizens with utmost respect.
Anywhere in the entire globe, there are two kinds of young blood when it comes to an attitude towards the elders. A segment of youth could be proud of the vigor and energy they bring along with them. So much could they be involved in their own happiness and living that they forget that one day they would be old too. Disregarding the presence of the very same set of people who helped them grow up and lead a life all on their own, they becomes insensitive to the needs of the senior citizens and look at them with disrespect or completely ignore them.
In complete contrast to such segment of youngsters, there is also another bunch of sensitive youngsters who look at senior citizens with respect and aspire to learn from their experiences. They care for them, love them, adore them and enjoy in being in their company.
Shashank [Jimmy Shergill] was one such human being who lived in UK!
He was in touch with three senior citizens - Iqbal Khan (Kader Khan), Chanderkant Mehta (Prem Chopra) and Rajpal Singh (Satish Kaushik) - with whom he came across number of times and shared their thoughts and talked to them about his own self. Each of the three had their own problems at home as they were ill-treated by their own children and were unhappy with the life was treating them when they were so near to its end. With their morale being all time low and the feeling of helplessness engulfing them from all corners, they found solace only when they were each other or in the company of Shashank.
On his end, Shashank too had a problem of his own as he had troubles from the family of his lady love Sapna [Shenaz Treasurywala]. A beautiful, innocent and chirpy girl, Sapna too loved Shashank but her father Prem Lakha [Shakti Kapoor], a powerful rich man, was against their union. To make matters worse, he was also quite well connected man with a reach till the level of Ben Chibber [Dalip Tahil], a British Parliament member.
Shashank's troubles continued to become bigger as he found himself embroiled in a murder of a British girl where he was a prime accused. He was put behind bars but with help from Iqbal, Chanderkant and Rajpal he managed an escape while being taken to the prison. In the process he got shot but managed to escape death as he was secretly taken care at Iqbal's home.
Worse was still to come as the children of three men get to know about this and almost hit upon their parents before Shashank comes to know about this and proposes to leave from there. In this decision of his, even Iqbal, Chanderkant and Rajpal join hands and form a four-man army that picks up a mission in life - TO GET JUSTICE. And to fight against the establishment that had got everyone into such a situation. At the fag end of their lives, they realize that to give their life some meaning before it comes to an end, it was important to go down fighting.
As per the filmmakers, 'Umar' is versatile with the shades of love, caring, struggle, separation, conflict and a battle for justice. It's an ultimate saga of courage and bravery, equally gripping for the young and the old. It's a touching story that unfolds the alchemy of human emotions in its fullness.
Umar gets a worldwide release on 17th March.