Mahapurush - The Holy Man Movie Review Summary

Actors: Charuprakash Ghosh, Satindra Bhattacharyya, Gitali Roy

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Satyajit Ray's Bengali comedy, the hilarious Mahapurush (The Holy Man), showcases the "spiritual powers" of "Birinchi Baba" (Charuprakash Ghosh), a Hindu ascetic, who captures the imagination of a retired lawyer and his devout Hindu family. However, the lawyer's daughter (Gitali Roy) has a clever boyfriend (Satindra Bhattachryya) who sees through the facade and decides to expose this smooth-talking hypnotist, masquerading as a spiritual Guru.
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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Comedy or Parody about    -   religious comedy How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   religious figure Age:    -   40's-50's Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   mind reading    -   mind control    -   can see into the future    -   can cast many different spells    -   healing Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Indian Indian


Asia/Pacific/Middle East    -   Yes Asian country:    -   India

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None

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