Thursday, January 12, 2006

Watch list: Sri Adi Shankaracharya Movie

To buy/watch the movie: Adi Shankaracharya. More info:

Adi Shankaracharya - $ 22.99
Brand - Cinebella

ValueIndia proudly brings to you Adi Shankaracharya - a film by G.V. Iyer. Award winning feature film about the founder of the Advita Philosophy. In Sanskrit with English/French subtitles.

Information - National Award for Best Feature Film, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, and Best Audiography.

More Details - Based on the life of one of the greatest thinkers the Indian sub-continent has ever known, Adi Shankaracharya is a stunning achievement in the annals of world cinema. It is also the ONLY film ever made in the classical Sanskrit language. By the 8th century, Hinduism had become a slave to Brahmin cults rather than as the all-embracing philosophy of mankind that it was originally conceived as and was theologically challenged by other belief systems including Buddhism. It was into this scenario that Shankaracharya was born. In a quest to broaden his knowlegde, he renowned the world and set out on a life and mind-affirming journey with death and wisdom as his twin companions. On the way he wrote several commentaries that have changed the way mankind looks at religion and theism and the eternal quest for inner truth. Today there are several centres across the world devoted to the propagation of Shankaracharya's teachings.

PS: more info: Music director, M. Balamurali Krishna (link via advaitin mailing list of yahoo groups).


sj said...

Hey have you watched this movie? Its been years when I used to frantically search for this movie, but then I just gave up. Thanks for the reminder. I will try to look it up ...

ramakrishna u said...

No, I did not watch the movie till now. I found that a library has it in foreign films section and ordered it. Waiting for it!