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Adi Shankaracharya (1983)

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The first and only Indian movie to be made in Sanskrit. The movie follows the life and times of Sankara - the founder of the non-duality (Advaita) school of Indian philosophy.

Director:

G.V. Iyer

Writers:

Benanjaya Godvincharya (dialogue), G.V. Iyer (screenplay)
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Sarvadaman D. Banerjee Sarvadaman D. Banerjee ... Shankara (Adi Shankaracharya)
M.V. Narayana Rao M.V. Narayana Rao
Manjunath Bhatt Manjunath Bhatt
Leela Narayana Rao Leela Narayana Rao
L.V. Sharada Rao L.V. Sharada Rao
Bharat Bhushan Bharat Bhushan
T.S. Nagabharana T.S. Nagabharana
Srinivasa Prabhu Srinivasa Prabhu
Gopal Gopal
V.R.K. Prasad V.R.K. Prasad
Gopalakrishnan Gopalakrishnan
Gayathri Balu Gayathri Balu
Balasubramanyam Balasubramanyam
Balu Barghava Balu Barghava
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The first and only Indian movie to be made in Sanskrit. The movie follows the life and times of Sankara - the founder of the non-duality (Advaita) school of Indian philosophy. Written by Thathachari <thaths@utxsvs.cc.utexas.edu>

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

India

Language:

Sanskrit | Hindi

Also Known As:

The First Teacher Sankara See more »

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Important movie
28 July 2006 | by mlredrSee all my reviews

I am thankful to the director for making this movie. The idea of depicting Death as a young companion of Adi Shankara is just brilliant. It also gives us a glimpse of times past and the glory and heroism of Adi Shankara's mission. The only complaint I have is the low-budget nature of the project. The reason must be that the movie was not commercially funded and lacked the financial resources of a big-budget production, but that may be for the better since the director did not have to bow to commercial compulsions in making the movie. A grander production of the same movie in regional languages is long overdue given Adi Shankara's instrumental role in reconciling Buddhist philosophy with Vedic Philosophy and singlehandedly revitalizing Dharma in India.


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