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1 hr. 24 min.

Plot Summary
Lapsed Hindu Vikram Gandhi conducts an experiment, in which he poses as a guru and attracts a number of devotees, but unexpectedly finds that his followers are receiving genuine benefits from his deception.

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Director: Vikram Gandhi

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Kino Lorber

Kumare (2011)

Release Date: June 20th, 2012|1 hr. 24 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    If they handed out a best actor Oscar for documentaries this year, the striking Vikram Gandhi of Kumare would be a shoo-in. His performance of a guru is so spot-on that it fools every one of his new followers into believing he's the real deal, not someone out to prove that their faith in him is nothing more than a sham. show more

  • 75
    Chicago Sun-Times

    In a sense, the deception he practices on his followers is contemptible, but in another sense, they're all in it together. The film's implication seems to be: It doesn't matter if a religion's teachings are true. What matters is if you think they are. show more

  • 75
    New York Post

    Gandhi is talented enough, and compassionate enough, that his tour of the human need to believe in something becomes not just mocking, but touching. show more

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