The Mystic Masseur Movie Review 2001

Information and Film Reviews for The Mystic Masseur the Movie

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Ganesh (Mandvi), a disgruntled schoolteacher, is part of the Indian community of Trinidad. He longs to become a writer and is inspired when he returns to his rural village for the funeral of his father, a famed masseur and healer. Ganesh discovers he also has a talent for healing, finds success as a writer, and even tries his hand at politics before finding a private contentment. Based on a novel by V.S. Naipaul.

Distribution

ThinkFilm, 155 Avenue of the Americas, 7th Fl., New York, NY 10013, Phone: (646)293-9400

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 117 minutes.
Originally from British, Indian.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Island Fare, Period Piece: 1940s, Period Piece: 1950s, Writers, Politics, Workin' for a Livin', Masseurs
Screenplay
Caryl Phillips
Cast
Aasif Mandvi, Om Puri, Ayesha Dharker, Jimi Mistry, Zohra Sehgal, James Fox
Cinematography
Ernest Vincze
Director
Ismail Merchant
Music
Richard Robbins, Zakir Hussain
Other
Peter Schneider, Roberto Silvi, Michael O'Connor, Lucy Richardson
Producer
Nayeem Hafizka, Richard Hawley, Merchant-Ivory Productions, ThinkFilm

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