Friday, June 19, 2020

Mahapurush - Movie

1965. Satyajit Ray. Based on a short story by Birinchibaba. It's just about an hour long.
An advocate and his daughter meet a baba and his disciple on the train. The baba actually commands the sun to rise and then tells the advocate how he is timeless - he has been having chats with Plato, taught Einstein. knew Jesus and Gautam. He has an amazing knowledge of history, science, philosophy etc so he throws people off easily. But when the advocate's daughter threatens her boy friend that she will go away with the baba, its time for his uncle Nibaran to step in and help. It's funny and smart.

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