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Milarepa (2006)

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Milarepa is a tale of greed and vengeance - demons, magic, murder and redemption. It is the story of the man who became Tibet's greatest mystic.

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Neten Chokling

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Credited cast:
Orgyen Tobgyal Orgyen Tobgyal ... Yongten Trogyal
Kelsang Chukie Tethtong Kelsang Chukie Tethtong
Jamyang Lodro Jamyang Lodro ... Thopaga / Milarepa
Jamyang Nyima Jamyang Nyima ... (as Jamyang Nyima Tashi)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kelsang Chukie Tethong Kelsang Chukie Tethong ... Kargyen
Lhakpa Tsamchoe ... Aunt Peydon
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Milarepa depicts the humble beginnings of the man who was to become Tibet's greatest saint. A true story based on centuries-old oral traditions, a youthful Milarepa is propelled into a world of sorrow and betrayal after his father's sudden death. Destitute and hopeless, he sets out to learn black magic - and exact revenge on his enemies - encountering magicians, demons, an enigmatic teacher and unexpected mystical power along the way. But it is in confrontation with the consequences of his anger that he learns the most. Photographed in the stunning Lahaul-Spiti region of Northern India, Milarepa offers a provocative parallel to the cycle of violence and retribution consuming today's world. Written by Meyerowitz

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His path to enlightenment began with revenge...


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A man's quest on the path to enlightenment.
7 May 2014 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

A biopic of a greatest Tibetan yogi, Milarepa, who was earlier known as Thopaga, that set in the first century of the second millennium. This story was classified into two parts. This one was the first which covers the story from his childhood to becoming an adult who then later turn into a great magician in the history of Tibet for the sake of his mother.

He was like the Japanese Zen Buddhist teacher, Dogen Zenji, to the Tibetans who comes in the later century of the history. In the Milarepa's story he learns tricks to avenge people who were not fair to his family after his richest father's death. Then later he changes his course from vengeance to serve the people after realising that it goes on and on and never ends.

''One man's pleasure is another man's pain''

The movie was very inspiring from its negative side of the thoughts. I mean it gives a good lesson about our path towards the mistakes. We won't choose it, but forced to take it. Some of the scenes really got deep into me, especially one of them where Milarepa uses his magic power against his enemies and an old woman in his nearby wipes tears falling from her eyes and leaves the place without saying anything. It was so quiet, but was filled with meaningful. That is where the movie really got me.

So sad the movie about a great personality was incomplete. I mean in the end of the first installment they said the follow-up is in due to release very soon, but they did not make it. I believe it might be a financial issue. I am very desperate to know the rest of his life story and now I had to prefer the book about him instead waiting for a sequel. Hope you guys won't miss this movie or books about this wonderful man.

8.5/10


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Bhutan

Language:

Tibetan

Release Date:

5 September 2008 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Milarepa: Magician, Murderer, Saint See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,330, 9 September 2007

Gross USA:

$151,114

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$252,154
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Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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