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About the Film
Kumare presents himself as an enlightened guru from the East who builds a following of disciples in the West. But Kumaré is not a real guru. He is American filmmaker, Vikram Gandhi, who has transformed himself into guru Kumaré, acting as the centerpiece of a social experiment designed to explore and test one of the world's most sacred taboos. Concealing his true identity from all he meets, Kumaré attracts a colorful cast of followers and forges profound, spiritual connections with real people from all walks of life. At the same time, in the absurdity of living as an entirely different person, Vikram the filmmaker is forced to confront difficult questions about his own identity. At the height of his popularity he reveals his greatest teaching: his true self. A playful yet genuine and insightful look at belief and spirituality, the film crosses a line few have dared to cross, all to discover: from illusion comes truth.
Bravo to Vikram! He got The Message through! He has more in him that he knows!
The reality is that Some people don't see or like the plain truth, they need the mumbo jumbo to believe...
A bit like the Shepperd in the Alchemist they need to go far away to find something that was already right there, in us.
We are all the same, all lost souls trying to find some answers, some comfort, this movie illustrates that, and it succeeds in the basic teaching of yoga.
Poignant in these days where many fake mumbo jumbos are out there...
Pretty revealing about what holes people are looking to fill in their lives and quickly they jump to fill them.
Very well put together record of a fascinating experiment, really hit a chord with me, the story of a Guru who genuinely cared for his disciples.