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Release Date:
11 May 2004 (USA) See more »
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The biggest gathering of people in the history of humanity
Plot:
Every 12 years over 70 million pilgrims gather at the meeting of India's holiest rivers, the Ganges and the Yamuna... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Jasper Johal ... Himself
Justin Davis ... Himself
Swami Krishnanad ... Himself
Pilot Baba ... Himself
Yog Mata ... Herself
Dyan Summers ... Herself
Vanessa Ramos ... Herself
Ramarand Puri ... Himself
Silu Acharya ... Herself
Kali Baaba ... Himself

The Dalai Lama ... Himself

Directed by
Maurizio Benazzo 
Nick Day 
 
Produced by
Maurizio Benazzo .... co-producer
Nick Day .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Bob Muller 
 
Cinematography by
Maurizio Benazzo 
Nick Day 
 
Film Editing by
Nick Day 
 
Sound Department
Tom Paul .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nick Day .... additional cinematographer
 
Music Department
Duke Bojadziev .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Jonathan Gray .... production counsel
 

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USA:85 min
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
It was amazing how my opinions changed, 11 April 2005
Author: (malakim@catholic.org) from United States

I noticed that throughout the movie I thought "how could 70 million people gather and not be unhappy with the dirt, crowds, and noise?" But to the contrary, there was a lot of fun being had. My favorite were the Gurus who expounded on Love, and had the penetrating intelligence to not sound spaced out or whimsical, as we like to dismiss "gurus" these days. I highly recommend this movie as it contains relevant information about the survival of the human race.

During some parts, I felt as if I were in an altered state of consciousness, under the spell of peace and love being radiated by the people and the Kumbh Mela itself. There were humorous aspects, notably the incredible diversity of the Gurus India has to offer.

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