Kumare

Kumare

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Cast: Vikram Gandhi, Purva Bedi, Kristen Calgaro

     
 

Kumare is a yogi and holy man from India who has come to the American Southwest to share his knowledge and help others achieve spiritual enlightenment. He's also a phony, the invention of filmmaker Vikram Gandhi, who was born and raised in New York City and is fascinated by the way many Americans are drawn to the perceived exoticism of the East. Knowing little about…  See more details below

Overview

Kumare is a yogi and holy man from India who has come to the American Southwest to share his knowledge and help others achieve spiritual enlightenment. He's also a phony, the invention of filmmaker Vikram Gandhi, who was born and raised in New York City and is fascinated by the way many Americans are drawn to the perceived exoticism of the East. Knowing little about yoga or traditional Indian spiritual practice, Gandhi traveled to Phoenix, AZ, set himself up as the new prophet in town, making up his "wisdom" as he want along and allowing his camera crew to capture what happens to those who take the bait. A surprisingly large number of intelligent and thoughtful people became Kumare's disciples, and in the documentary Kumare, Gandhi allows us to ponder if his followers are dupes or simply people looking for spiritual solace who take their enlightenment where they can get it. At the same time, Gandhi is forced to look at himself and Kumare's unexpected impact on the community. Kumare received its world premiere at the 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/12/2013
UPC:
0738329096625
Original Release:
2010
Rating:
NR
Source:
Lorber Films (Kino)
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:24:00
Sales rank:
38,715

Special Features

Director's and producer's commentary; Kumare's commentary; Deleted scenes; INKTalk with Vikram Gandhi; Theatrical trailer

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Vikram Gandhi Participant
Purva Bedi Participant
Kristen Calgaro Participant

Technical Credits
Vikram Gandhi Director
Adam Barton Co-producer,Editor
Purva Bedi Associate Producer
Hisham Bharoocha Score Composer
Bryan Carmel Producer
Tyrone Chu Sound/Sound Designer
Brendan Colthurst Producer
Steven Feder Executive Producer
Cristian Gil Executive Producer
Kahlil Hudson Cinematographer
Sanjay Khanna Score Composer
Alex Kliment Score Composer
Daniel Leeb Cinematographer
Nadia Muna Executive Producer
Eli Nhaissi Executive Producer
Maytinee Redding Costumes/Costume Designer
Nathan Russell Editor
Ali Sachedina Musical Direction/Supervision
Ananda Shankar Score Composer
Lidia Tamplenizza Sound Editor
Roger Weidebach Sound Mixer
Leslie Yoon Associate Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Kumare
1. An Experiment [7:38]
2. Phoenix [8:18]
3. Loving Kumare [9:20]
4. Life [5:22]
5. Avalon Gardens [9:09]
6. Concert [7:50]
7. Disciples [7:30]
8. Identity Transference [8:11]
9. The Unveiling [12:30]
10. The Truth [8:18]

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Kumare 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ellisonWM More than 1 year ago
A filmmaker creates a fake guru and chronicles people's reactions and impact. Engaging and insightful.