Darshan: The Embrace

26dars Known the world over as "the hugging saint," Mata Amritanandamayi Devi -- or Amma, as the masses call her -- shares her world and vision with Dutch documentarian Jan Kounen in this inspiring film. Following the famous mahatma across India -- from Jaipur to Calcutta via Benares -- Darshan places the spotlight on Amma's charitable work while providing a window into the mystical and logistical necessities of running a large-scale spiritual "tour."
Netflix Rating: 3.3
NYT Review
Less a documentary than an act of worship, "Darshan, The Embrace" is a glowing introduction to the life and work of Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, the so-called "hugging saint." As Jan Kounen's awestruck film follows the mahatma from one jam-packed event to another, he reveals little of the woman beneath the halo, leaving us finally enchanted but unenlightened. Read the review
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  • Release Year: 2006
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 90 min
  • Available From: Jun 01, 2011
  • Queued by: 27 people
Directed By
Jan Kounen

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