Recently I watched the movie “Kumare” in which a Vikram Gandhi , an American of East Indian heritage masquerades as a yoga guru, and through crafty PR (and the presence of cameras) gains a following.
Gandhi could have been simply played for laughs at the expense of the unknowing dupes, in the style of Ali G or Borat, but amazingly,Kumare’s disciples seem to benefit from his bogus presentation. Furthermore, Ghandi himself finds the adventure of playing the character of the guru surprisingly fulfilling as he forges(!!) what he describes as very deep connections with his students and struggles with the idea of revealing his true identity.
I found it quite touching as well as being extremely thought-provoking.
I would certainly unreservedly recommend watching it to anyone interested in the subject matter .
Has anyone here seen the movie?
What were your impressions?