|Directed by||Vikram Gandhi|
|Produced by||Bryan Carmel|
|Music by||Alex Kliment|
|Edited by||Adam Barton|
|Distributed by||Kino Lorber|
Kūmāré is a 2011 documentary film directed by American filmmaker Vikram Gandhi.
To make the documentary, Gandhi transformed himself into Sri Kumaré, an enlightened guru from a fictional village in India, by adopting a fake Indian accent and growing out his hair and beard. In the film, Kumaré travels to Arizona to spread his made-up philosophy and gain sincere followers.
Kumaré received fair reviews upon release. Many movie reviewers criticized Gandhi's deception as immoral, but partially forgave Gandhi for realizing that the experiment had grown out of his control. Many compared the character of Kumaré and the deception by Gandhi to Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat character and film.
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