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A Man Who Pretended To Be A Yoga Guru, Made This Award Winning Documentary

Updated on 9 September, 2019 at 2:12 pm By

Just yesterday, we celebrated International Yoga Day. But, did we ever wonder what if our Gurus are not what they look like? What if they are not as spiritual as they seem to be. Well, Vikram Gandhi tried to find that out, reports Scroll.

Lured by these questions, Brooklyn-based filmmaker Vikram Gandhi decided to turn into a spiritual guru Sri Kumaré from a fictional village in India to see how far he could get away with being a new entrant into America’s burgeoning Yoga industry.


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In character as Kumaré, Gandhi ventured into Arizona to spread his made-up philosophy and gain followers, which happened soon enough. While he was hoping to prove how phony the entire guru industry is, though, Gandhi ended up finding that he could actually improve the lives of his followers.

 

Released in 2012. Kumaré won the best documentary film award at the SXSW film festival and many film critics compared Gandhi’s deception to Sasha Baron Cohen’s character in Borat. Watch the trailer below:



 


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