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Ayurveda: Art of Being (2001)

Ayurveda is science of life and art of healing; where body, mind and spirit are given equal importance. This voyage of thousands of miles across India and abroad takes you on a unique ... See full summary »

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Pan Nalin

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Cast

Credited cast:
Nicolos Kostopoulos Nicolos Kostopoulos
Vaidya Narayan Murthy Vaidya Narayan Murthy
Brahmanand Swamigal Brahmanand Swamigal
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Storyline

Ayurveda is science of life and art of healing; where body, mind and spirit are given equal importance. This voyage of thousands of miles across India and abroad takes you on a unique poetic journey, where we encounter remarkable men of medicine or simply a villager who lives in harmony with nature. "Hope is nature's way of enabling us to survive so that we can discover nature itself." Written by Anonymous

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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

India | Switzerland | Germany

Language:

English | Hindi

Release Date:

20 September 2001 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Ayurveda: I tehni tis yparxis See more »

Filming Locations:

Greece See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,938, 21 July 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$16,892, 15 September 2002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,074,000, 20 August 2005
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Only sort of interesting
10 January 2006 | by lutheranchickSee all my reviews

This documentary is at its best when it is simply showing the ayurvedic healers' offices and treatment preparation. There is no denying the grinding poverty in India and desperation of even their wealthier clients. However, as an argument for ayurvedic medicine in general, this film fails miserably. Although Indian clients mention having seen "aleopathic" doctors, those doctors are not interviewed, and we have to take the vague statements of their patients at face value-- "the doctor said there was no cure," "the doctor said it was cancer" etc. Well, "no cure" doesn't mean "no treatment," and what type of cancer exactly does the patient have? The film is at its most feeble when showing ayurvedic practice in America. There it is reduced, apparently, to the stunning suggestion that having a high powered Wall Street job can make your stomach hurt.


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