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Guru: Bhagwan, His Secretary & His Bodyguard (2010)

The Seventies. A quest for spirituality and sexual freedom. In England, young Hugh Milne hears the voice of spiritual teacher Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh on an audiotape and travels to India in search of his own self.
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Credited cast:
Hugh Milne ... Himself
Sheela Birnstiel ... Herself
... Himself (archive footage) (as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gayan ... Herself (archive footage)
Laxmi ... Herself (archive footage)
Marc Silverman ... Himself (archive footage)
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The Seventies. A quest for spirituality and sexual freedom. In England, young Hugh Milne hears the voice of spiritual teacher Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh on an audiotape and travels to India in search of his own self. Sheela Patel, a young Indian woman, is brought to the charismatic guru by her father. In his Ashram in Poona, Bhagwan urges his disciples to meditate and practise tantric sex in order to reach a higher plane of consciousness. Hugh watches the guru's ascent as a bodyguard, Sheela becomes his secretary and later the powerful boss of Bhagwan's model community in the mountains of Oregon. The dream turns into a nightmare, for Hugh into a mental breakdown, for Sheela into a prison sentence. Written by Anonymous

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A extraordinarily one sided documentary
30 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

I've just watch this movie. I was rather shocked that such a documentary could be made so one sided. It is literally based on the opinions of two people that blame others for their own actions and failures. From what I have read about Sheela, she was more "fifteen lives for one ours" than the innocent victim and gentle sole reflected by the interviews. The director must have had personal issue with his man to have been able to create such a subjective not objective film. I was hoping the film would give me a better insight yet I was left feeling I was not give the true story. I was very disappointed by the poor standard of journalism.


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