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This East Indian drama is somewhat unusual in that it casts a critical eye on the effects that becoming a monk can have upon one's family. An unusually bright boy becomes a pawn in a struggle between his family and their religious leaders after he is chosen to succeed the Acharya, the leader of a local Hindu monastery. Ten-year-old Pachu is the son of a Kathakali dancer and singer. It is Pachu's rare ability to memorize the Vedas and his gift for chess playing that attracts the attention of the elderly...more