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About the Movie
In 2010, Indian-American filmmaker Vikram Gandhi went to Phoenix and posed as Kumare, a spiritual guru. With a Bollywood accent, far-out proclamations, and a tiny legion of followers at his side, yogis and novices alike embrace him with open arms. As the line between what’s fake and what’s real blurs and Kumare gets more deeply involved with his disciples’ enlightenment, it gets harder and harder to give up the adoration of the masses. A FilmBuff Presentation.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 23
- Fresh: 13
- Rotten: 10
- Average Rating: 6.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: [An] ambiguous exploration of religion, teaching and spiritual leadership.
Rotten: [A] dubious Borat-esque documentary.
Fresh: A sort of kinder, gentler "Borat."
Rotten: Your view of the film may hinge on whether you can accept the ethics of his fakery.
The guy set out to maliciously dupe people. I thought the premise was just hilarious, if not completely mean spirited. As the documentary progresses , Vikram himself starts to change and begins to really care about the people who look to him for life's ultimate answers. He creates a belief system that truly helps these people while on his own path of self-discovery. A system that ultimately teaches them to help themselves , and that they do not need a guru.
Not worth it...
Honestly, just watch the trailer.
I think the overall message of this film is great!