The growth of YMn0.35In0.65O3 thin films and their optical and magnetic behavior are reported. The YMn 0.35In0.65O3 thin film grows along the (0001) orientation with hexagonal structure similar to YMnO3 on c-plane sapphire. The film shows paramagnetic behavior in the temperature range measured. The film exhibits a blue color due to the electronic transition in the red-green region of the visible spectrum. The development of such a relatively low cost, eco-friendly and highly stable chromophore can be used as a blue filter layer in color filter array.