Mystic India
Mystic India (2003)

A spiritual guide leads viewers on an expedition through India, including a sojourn through the Himalayas and stops in villages for cultural festivals.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 2003
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Ethan Gilsdorf
Boston Globe

This is an ultra-romanticized vision of a crowded, complicated nation.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Utterly fills the screen with wondrous images of a place that few will ever have the chance to explore this fully in person.

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Urban Cinefile

With its sentiments of brotherhood and peace, the filmmakers' hearts are in the right place. But Mystic India is a hybrid, trying to be all things to all people.

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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News

The film celebrates India's diversity and makes a strong and moving plea for unity among the peoples of the world.

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Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

Colorful, respectful and features cinematography (by Reed Smoot) so flat-out beautiful that you'll spend most of its 40 minutes with your mouth open.

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Erika Gonzalez
Denver Rocky Mountain News

The real hook is Neelkanth, who serves as a compelling guide and evolves into a great Hindu leader.

Empire Magazine

At 45 minutes, you're left wanting more detail in the story, but with narration from Peter O'Toole, for whom the cliché about reading the phone book is true, it certainly never outstays its welcome, ending as an absorbing appetiser.

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