Kumaré. Believe.

As Razib pointed out in the post immediately preceding, Sathya Sai Baba is dead. Who will stand up now to replace him? May I offer a humble suggestion? Kumaré:



What? Ok yes, I did just go there.

Kumaré is an enlightened guru from the East who builds a following of disciples in the West. But Kumaré is not real. He is an American filmmaker named Vikram Gandhi, who has transformed himself into Kumaré 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 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. [Link]

Check a review from SXSW.

3 thoughts on “Kumaré. Believe.

  1. That looks like an interesting film and there is great potential for a sequel. Harold and Kumare Go To Vrindavan?

  2. Harold and Kumare Go To Vrindavan

    lol, where the bhang flows freely…. its the best “next-stop” after Amsterdam.

  3. The Guide, by R. K. Narayan; and the movie based on the book, by Dev Anand, scripted by Vijay Anand. Old hat.