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Faith Connections (2013)

A Sadhu who renounced the society, adopts a baby renounced by society.


Pan Nalin


Pan Nalin
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Credited cast:
Bhole Baba Bhole Baba ... Self
Hatha Yogi Baba Hatha Yogi Baba ... Self
Pant Shirt Baba Pant Shirt Baba ... Self
Baby Bajrangi Baby Bajrangi ... Self
Shriman Umeshanad Brahmachari Shriman Umeshanad Brahmachari ... Self
Vivekanand Brahmachari Vivekanand Brahmachari ... Self
Mamta Devi Mamta Devi ... Self
Sony Nishaad Sony Nishaad ... Self
Indrapal Singh Indrapal Singh ... Self (as Inderpal Singh)
Kishan Tiwari Kishan Tiwari ... Self
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To respect his father's wish, the Indian filmmaker Pan Nalin travels to the biggest gathering on earth, the Kumbh Mela. His cinematic writing narrates encounters with remarkable people of mind and meditation; a runaway kid, a Sadhu, a mother who has lost her son, a Yoga Guru who found an abandoned baby, and a Ganja (cannabis) supplying Holy man. A meditation on time and faith expressed in words and images, "Faith Connections" tries to explore the power of devotion. Written by Anne Magidson

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Faith isn't faith until it's all you're holding on to.


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Discover a gem in year 2014
6 February 2014 | by latinclassicsSee all my reviews

Pan Nalin's FAITH CONNECTIONS is all that cinema should do; laugh, smile, cry, ponder, thrill or simply take your breath away!

I went to see this movie after reading a tweet from none other than Darren Aronofsky: "1st film of the day #tiff @PanNalin doc faith connections. beautiful meditation on largest spiritual gathering on earth. love to yogi baba." That made me curious, and since then wanting to grab first chance to connect with Faith Connections.

And boy, what a trip it was?! I do not smoke but after the movie my body and mind started craving for Ganja chillum! I needed to smoke Marijuana so badly that I ventured into illegal purchasing of the weed and smoked till my mind merged and became one with the movie!

That way I saw the entire movie again -and felt deeply close to all those holy cannabis-smoking- babas! And then suddenly I was thrown from Kumbh Mela movie into The Woodstock documentary! I saw the connections between these two epic documentaries where India and USA merged and became one!

Now which movie in the world will give you such a trip?

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Release Date:

30 July 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

An den Ufern der heiligen Flüsse See more »

Filming Locations:

Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India


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$550,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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