Adi Shankaracharya – DVD
DVD, 2003, 120 Minuten
Film von G. V. Iyer
Untertitel: Englisch / Französisch
Based of the life of one of the greatest thinkers the Indian sub-continent has ever know, Adi Shankarcharya 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 bacome a slave to Brahim cults rather than as the all – emracing philsophy of mankind that it was originally conceived as and wasthelogically challenged by other belief system including Buddhism. It wasinto this scenario that Shankaracharya was born. His father made him practice Brahmin rituals. Upon his father’s death, the young Shankaracharya was led to reflect upon life and death, the body and soul through philosophical texts. In a quest to broaden his knowledge, he renounced 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 qquest for inner turth. Today there are several centers across the world devoted to the propagation of Shankaracharya’s teachings Director : G. V. Iyer himself renowned as the philosopher – Filmmaker of Indian cinema- treats the subject with the asceticism it deserves yet makes it accessibl. Accompaained by a resonant soundtrack of Chandts based on the Indian Vedas, The film works both as and audio – visual cinematic experience and as a profound journey of the mind.