5.5/10
105
4 user 4 critic

Decoding Deepak (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 8 April 2014 (Netherlands)
Trailer
2:46 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Deepak Chopra's son, Gotham, spends a year traveling with this father in an attempt to resolve the spiritual icon he is to the world with the man known to his family.

Director:

Writer:

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Unique biopic about Yogananda, author of The Autobiography of a Yogi. In the 1920s, he brought Hindu spirituality to the West. This tells the story of his life and influence on yoga, ... See full summary »

Directors: Paola di Florio, Lisa Leeman
Stars: George Harrison, Anupam Kher, Russell Simmons
Documentary | Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In 1971, a group of friends sail into a nuclear test zone, and their protest captures the world's imagination. Using never before seen archive that brings their extraordinary world to life,... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Rothwell
Stars: Bill Darnell, David Garrick, Bobbi Hunter
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The documentary film PlantPure Nation tells the story of three people on a quest to spread the message of one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time.

Director: Nelson Campbell
Stars: Neal Barnard, Nelson Campbell, T. Colin Campbell
Documentary | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

On a quest for spiritual awakening and healing, a naturopathic doctor and an accountant join others in the Amazon to drink a hallucinogenic brew called ayahuasca or 'Vine of the Soul'. ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Meech
Stars: Guillermo Arévalo, Gabor Mate, Dennis J. McKenna
Documentary | Drama | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

From ticket-fixing in our police departments to test-score scandals in our schools, from our elected leaders' extra-marital affairs to financial schemes undermining our economy, dishonesty ... See full summary »

Director: Yael Melamede
Stars: Dan Ariely
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An investigation into the long-obscured mystery of dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a molecule found in nearly every living organism and considered the most potent psychedelic on Earth.

Director: Mitch Schultz
Stars: Joe Rogan, Ralph Abraham, Joel Bakst
Documentary | History | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A stylish, in depth look at the renaissance in psychedelic drug research in light of current scientific, medical and cultural knowledge. The film explores these socially taboo substances as... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Hockenhull
Stars: William S. Burroughs, Wade Davis, Rick Doblin
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In this follow-up to his film BIGGER FASTER STRONGER, director Chris Bell turns his camera on the abuse of prescription drugs and, ultimately, himself. As Bell learns more about Big Pharma,... See full summary »

Directors: Chris Bell, Josh Alexander, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Jeff Hatch
Food Matters (2008)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Food Matter examines how the food we eat can help or hurt our health. Nutritionists, naturopaths, doctors, and journalists weigh in on topics organic food, food safety, raw foodism, and nutritional therapy.

Directors: James Colquhoun, Carlo Ledesma
Stars: Vicky Blewitt, Ian Brighthope, Jerome Burne
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

TONY ROBBINS: I AM NOT YOUR GURU, a feature documentary film about internationally renowned life and business strategist Tony Robbins, is a revelatory cinéma vérité film that goes behind ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Berlinger
Stars: Sage Bonnie Humphrey, Anthony Robbins, Dawn Watson
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

How do you reconcile a commitment to non-violence when faced with violence? Why do the poor often seem happier than the rich? Must a society lose its traditions in order to move into the ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Ray
Stars: The Dalai Lama, Tenzin Bagdro, Bob Dole
Ali Wong: Baby Cobra (Video 2016)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Ali Wong's stand up special delves into her sexual adventures, hoarding, the rocky road to pregnancy, and why feminism is terrible.

Director: Jay Karas
Stars: Ali Wong
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Himself
Gotham Chopra ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

Journalist and filmmaker Gotham Chopra spends a year traveling the world decoding his father Deepak Chopra, resolving the spiritual icon he is to the world vs. the real man known to his family. What starts as an intimate biopic becomes a deeper plunge into the meaning of identity itself. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A Father. A Son. And The Universe Between Them.

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 April 2014 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Min pappa Deepak Chopra  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$9,050 (USA) (5 October 2012)

Gross:

$9,050 (USA) (5 October 2012)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Goes Nowhere
2 June 2014 | by (Pittsburgh, U.S.) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie so I could learn about the spiritual guru and how he became who he became. I didn't read any of his books, and was looking forward to the movie to provide a general background of how the books came into being and how Deepak has garnered the spiritual following that he has now. The movie addresses none of these issues. Instead, it makes Deepak Chopra look sheepish.

It's as if Gotham wanted to vent out at his dad through this movie. There are scenes with Deepak snoring, scratching his bum and being publicly ridiculed by the media for some inadvertent comments he made. Deepak looked stressed out in every screen of the film, not a hallmark of the composure we've come to expect of the spiritual guru. I don't think Deepak was informed of the purpose of the film to start with, and I don't think Gotham ever had a purpose in mind while making it. Gotham glazes over the spiritual understanding of his father, and instead captures the inane quirks. The result is an absolutely pointless mockery of his father.

I wish another sensible set of filmmakers team up to capture the genius of Deepak Chopra. The beginning of the movie hints about Gotham being handed the keys to Deepak's empire, the thought of it now scares me.


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page