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Decoding Deepak (2012)

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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 Site

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Gotham spent a lifetime observing his father connect with the faithful, and he's skeptical of the wise teacher/eager student dynamic.

October 25, 2012 | Rating: B | Full Review…
indieWire
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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.

October 4, 2012 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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"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.

October 4, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
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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.

October 4, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
USA Today
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Like its subject, the movie is not as calculating as it seems.

October 4, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
New York Daily News
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As much an exercise in self-help as it is a demystification of its title character.

October 2, 2012 | Full Review…
Village Voice
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