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The Mystic Masseur

Rating:PG (for mild language)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:May 3, 2002
Running time:117 minutes
Cast:Aasif Mandvi, Om Puri, Jimi Mistry, Ayesha Dharker, Zohra Segal
Director:Ismail Merchant
Producer:Nayeem Hafizka, Richard Hawley
Writer:Caryl Phillips
Distributor:ThinkFilm

Description: In colonial 1940s Trinidad, schoolteacher Ganesh is a man determined to write a book. Moving from the Port of Spain to his country village, Ganesh sets up shop as a masseur to support himself and his radiant new wife, Leela, while pursuing his dream. He soon becomes an expert on Hinduism and mystical "healing" and proclaims himself the Mystic Masseur; propelled by fame, Ganesh enters politics, a move that forces him to face an inherent conflict between his ambitions and his values.

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