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Adi Shankaracharya

  • Runtime: 2 hr. 0 min.
  • Genres: Biopic [feature], Drama


This excellent film from noted Indian director G. V. Iyer is based on the true story of the life of Adi Shankaracharya, one of India's greatest thinkers, who lived during the 8th century. Shankara is born into a wealthy Brahmin family and leads a happy and privileged childhood. That is, until, his father dies while he's still young. This death kindles his desire for learning and his quest of knowledge. Having come of age, Shankara convinces his mother to let him lead a monastic life. After wandering in...more