Kumare American filmmaker Vikram Gandhi adopted the singsong Indian accent of his elders, grew his hair long, posed as a guru, and found followers in Phoenix.… Kumare American filmmaker Vikram Gandhi adopted the singsong Indian accent of his elders, grew his hair long, posed as a guru, and found followers in Phoenix.… 2012-06-20 PT84M Documentary Vikram Gandhi Kino Lorber Films
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Kumaré (2012)

FAKE GURU Director, Vikram Gandhi portraying a ''guru'' with one of his followers in Kumaré
Image credit: Kino Lorber
FAKE GURU Director, Vikram Gandhi portraying a ''guru'' with one of his followers in Kumaré
EW's GRADE
C

Details Limited Release: Jun 20, 2012; Length: 84 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; With: Vikram Gandhi; Distributor: Kino Lorber Films

American filmmaker Vikram Gandhi adopted the singsong Indian accent of his elders, grew his hair long, posed as a guru, and found followers in Phoenix. And while he was at it, he kept cameras rolling to make this dubious Borat-esque documentary. Gandhi tries to dodge criticism of his mocking scam by rationalizing that even a phony wise man can offer real solace. Besides, he says, he learned something about sincerity — not to mention the value of film festivals as fertile ground for publicity stunts. C

Originally posted Jun 20, 2012 Published in issue #1213 Jun 29, 2012 Order article reprints
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