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Awake: The Life of Yogananda (2014)

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Unique biopic about Yogananda, telling the story of his life and influence on yoga, religion and science, combining re-enactment, interviews, and verité.

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Credited cast:
Deepak Chopra ... Self
George Harrison ... Self (archive footage)
Herb Jeffries ... Self
Anupam Kher ... Narrator
Reed Rudy ... Additional Voices
Ravi Shankar ... Self
Russell Simmons ... Self
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Unique biopic about Yogananda, author of The Autobiography of a Yogi. In the 1920s, he brought Hindu spirituality to the West. This tells the story of his life and influence on yoga, religion and science, combining re-enactment, interviews, and verité. Written by Anonymous

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Reveal Your Self See more »

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Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, some violent images and brief smoking | See all certifications »
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Trivia

In Spain the film was released in 4 theaters (3 provinces), widest release being 5 theaters (5 provinces) in Yelmo Cineplex. The film was projected in both dubbed and subtitled versions. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: Will is that which changes thought into energy.
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Sita's Prayer
Written by Jeffrey Kagel
Performed by Krishna Das
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An unique human Being gets the visual treatment he deserves
22 October 2014 | by D-JSee all my reviews

The documentary has many of Yogananda's teachings. That in itself is a good enough reason to go in the first place. It has made me more grounded in my own yoga practices. The filmmakers show the history of this Sad Guru, his lineage, and the love between Guru and disciple. It has filled me with awe and gratitude for how he and his devotees have built up so much in the USA and India. The imagery is as close as one can get to the experience of the divine. The music is appropriate and runs well. The talking heads are all interesting to watch. For a change they actually have something to say. :-)

I'm very happy to be a human being.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Awake: The Life of Yogananda See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,885, 12 October 2014

Gross USA:

$1,539,680

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,891,918
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CounterPoint Films See more »
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Color
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