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Healing powers that science cannot explain and voodoo practices that defy all logic are just some of the instances of paranormal activity that Dr. Gayatri [Bipasha Basu] is busy ... See full summary »

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Healing powers that science cannot explain and voodoo practices that defy all logic are just some of the instances of paranormal activity that Dr. Gayatri [Bipasha Basu] is busy investigating. Her experiments bring her with her team of fellow scientists from America to India where they encounter the gifted Varun [Sanjay Dutt].Varun has inexplicable paranormal powers, yet is highly disciplined and evolved. His unusual ability of taking away pain and affliction from his subjects fascinates Gayatri and he becomes a willing subject of her cause. Gayatri's unusual experiments suddenly hurtle Varun towards guessing the existence of a dark power that is hidden and evil. What is the force all about? And why does it wage a battle against Varun? And how is it linked to Ravan's Rudrakash? Hidden away, vanished in the hoary mists of time is the most unusual Rudraksh. Legend has it that it carried in its folds seed sounds that promised to mutate humans into a new species. This was not a normal ... Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Rudraksha - a main stream movie that delves into the ancient powerful mysteries of the Vedas, Rudrakshas and the Divine.
20 February 2004 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

Happened to see "Rudraksha"...looks like the very first main stream Hindi movie that deals with the chakras, the power of Rudrakshas, powers of the divine - presented in a very non-descript commercialized fashion. Takes the mantra tantra mythology etc etc in a matter of fact manner, and runs with the plot - lots of shlokas and mantras are the background score and movie producers/directors seem to be followers of Lord Shiva. Story line is the battle of good over evil but lots of techno-glitz and special effects, something there for everyone, catered to the masses. Movie starts at a point that is connected to the Great Lanka War (Ramayana), seemingly inspired from Indiana Jones. Seeks to portray divinity in a very different light, in comparison to the traditional Indian movies...very differently to a point where it might not be acceptable to some.. I think this might very well lead to a resurgence of the populace to pursue the divine. (haven't finished watching it).

If you are mildly curious, might be worth a see.


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