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Mystic Masseur

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Movie details for Mystic Masseur

The movie was released in 2001 and directed by Ismail Merchant. Mystic Masseur was produced by Sony Pictures. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com.

Actors on this movie include Om Puri, Aasif Mandvi, Ayesha Dharker, Jimi Mistry, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Zohra Sehgal, Sakina Jaffrey, Rez Kempton, Pip Torrens, Albert Laveau, Grace Maharaj, James Fox, Michael Cherrie, Maureen Thompson, Dinesh Maharaj, David Sammy, Eddie Yearwood, Danesh Khan, Lisa Bissoon and Rhea Suedeen.

 

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The first film adapted from a novel by Nobel Laureate V.S. Naipaul, The Mystic Masseur follows the rise and decline of an ambitious young man in the expatriate Hindu community in Trinidad. After his father dies, Ganesh (Aasif Mandvi), an aspiring writer, ... Read More
The first film adapted from a novel by Nobel Laureate V.S. Naipaul, The Mystic Masseur follows the rise and decline of an ambitious young man in the expatriate Hindu community in Trinidad. After his father dies, Ganesh (Aasif Mandvi), an aspiring writer, goes to his father's village and takes over his massage business. Though his writing efforts nearly break up his marriage with Leela (Ayesha Dharker, The Terrorist), the publication of his first book brings them back together--but opens up all kinds of other troubles. With the help of a little showmanship, Ganesh builds a reputation as a healer and a wise man; but when his reputation leads him to get into politics, he loses his path. Despite strong performances, the movie's leisurely pace undercuts an already unfocused storyline. Also featuring Om Puri (East Is East, My Son the Fanatic). --Bret Fetzer

Book details for Mystic Masseur

Mystic Masseur was written by V. S. Naipaul. The book was published in 1957 by PICADOR (MACM). More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

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