Saturday, 26 May 2012


Can anyone be a guru? Can anyone be Kumare?

That's the question director Vikram Gandhi asks as he takes on the Kumare personality. If he can be a guru, anyone can. (And anyone has been.) He sets himself up, gets followers, and tries to teach a few things that he does indeed believe. And, ultimately, as he must, he reveals himself. (Which, to be honest, goes better than I thought it would.)

What he finds out along the way is that making connects with people is a powerful thing. People are wanting to connect, and investing in a seeming authority of a guru is a way of doing that. There's a reason we have so many 'cults of personality'.

I'm not sure how many non-skeptical people will watch this. There are some amusing moments, but it also very telling about how humans work.


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