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Decoding Deepak (2012)

Decoding Deepak (2012)

Decoding Deepak



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Film-maker and journalist Gotham Chopra embarks on a year long roadtrip with his father Deepak Chopra in an attempt to resolve the spiritual icon he is to the world vs. the real man known to his family. From devoted disciples that range from Lady Gaga to lost souls searching for themselves in the red rock deserts of Sedona, Gotham begins to paint a raw portrait of his dad that only a son can. The film travels across the planet chronicling colorful Deepak activities - from a traditional monk ordainment in Thailand to a literal decoding of ancient family registers in rural India. On the homefront, Gotham also takes a closer look at the expansive spiritual empire his father has built over his 25 year career that initially was conceived out of Deepak's own deep personal and spiritual dissatisfaction, and a decidedly non-spiritual (and boozy) origin. -- (C) Official Sitemore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Faith & Spirituality, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Gotham Chopra
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On DVD: Apr 15, 2013
Independent Pictures - Official Site


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All Critics (10) | Top Critics (5)

There is precious little table-turning or real insight in "Decoding Deepak" - unless uncovering a passion for Starbucks and a preference for upscale hotels counts as takedown material.

Full Review… | October 4, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

"Decoding" ultimately becomes Gotham's gentle tribute to Dad, who shall probably provide handsomely for his heirs. It is also a tacit endorsement of Chopra Inc.

Full Review… | October 4, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

While Decoding offers some tantalizing insights into the celebrity guru, the movie, at its core, is playing out daddy issues as the filmmaker wonders aloud about whether his dad has gotten too big for his britches.

Full Review… | October 4, 2012
USA Today
Top Critic

Like its subject, the movie is not as calculating as it seems.

Full Review… | October 4, 2012
New York Daily News
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As much an exercise in self-help as it is a demystification of its title character.

Full Review… | October 2, 2012
Village Voice
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Tthe film feels amateurish and leaves a lot to be desired as a documentary on one of the world's biggest spiritual icons.

Full Review… | November 9, 2012
Paste Magazine

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