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FAKE GURU Director, Vikram Gandhi portraying a ''guru'' with one of his followers in Kumaré
Credit: Kino Lorber

Kumare

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  • Movie
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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

Kumare
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  • Movie
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mpaa
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  • 84 minutes
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