Kumare (2012)

Vikram Gandhi
Vikram Gandhi
Jun 22, 2012

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Vikram Gandhi


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About Movie:  Kumare is an upcoming Documentary movie. A documentary about a man who impersonates a wise Indian Guru and builds a following in Arizona. Kumare is a intelligent guru from the East who trained a group of followers in the West. Kumare, however, is not real--he is the alter ego of American filmmaker Vikram Gandhi, who impersonated a spiritual leader for the sake of a social experiment designed to challenge one of the most widely accepted taboos: that only a tiny "1%" can connect the rest of the world to a higher power. Concealing his true identity from everyone he meets, Kumare forges profound and spiritual connections with 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, Kumare unveils his true identity to a core group of disciples who are knee-deep in personal transformation.



Movie Review:- Vikram Gandhi was a disillusioned religion student who went seeking spiritual leaders and discovered that most of them are unnecessary con men bilking needy people out of a need to assuage their own egos or to score desperate tail. He wanted to prove to people that they did not need some guru to open up their better selves — that religion and sensibility are within everyone. So he got together a yoga instructor and a publicist and transformed himself into the spiritual guru Kumare, a faux yogi who was there to take in people easily lured by the billion dollar spiritual guidance industry and show them that they didn’t need anyone else to be amazing.

Direction, Performance and Music:-  Kumare is skillfully edited at a fast pace by Adam Barton and Nathan Russell, and sharply filmed by Kahlil Hudson in India, Phoenix, Tucson and New York. Maytinee Redding’s costumes add to the brilliant color amid Ananda Shankar’s and Soft Circle’s intriguing music. Vikram Gandhi as Kumaré is the guy who is most affected, coming away with a new appreciation of himself, one who is met during the final, revealing session with his disciples with tearful hugs.


Overall:-  Good Movie.