Short Cut to NirvanaClosed Captioning
Maurizio Benazzo & Nick Day
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This enthralling documentary treks to the heart of the largest gathering of humanity on Earth: the Kumbh Mela. This huge festival has been held in India every 12 years for over two millennia, but is little known in the West - until now. The film spectacularly captures the sheer spiritual bliss, eternal wisdom and candid joy that envelop both the festival's pilgrims and world-renowned gurus in attendance. Short Cut to Nirvana also features a special appearance by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 33
- Fresh: 24
- Rotten: 9
- Average Rating: 6.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: While this documentary about a religious pilgrimage in India feels haphazard and superficial, the glimpses it offers are never less than fascinating.
Fresh: Overall tenor amplifies Kumbh Mela's own atmosphere of tolerance, generosity, and earnest spiritual questing.
Fresh: Benazzo and Day offer a nice overview on such a colossal event, which gets surprisingly little attention from the Western media.
Rotten: Unless you're utterly fascinated by the minutiae of Hinduism, you may find yourself wishing for more story to this story -- and this film does not oblige.