DECODING DEEPAK (South by Southwest Film Festival Austin Texas 2012)

aBen Meyers’ rating: 2.8|5.0 Starsìì

Decoding Deepak—a documentary—doesn’t really tell us much about Deepak Chopra. The film begins with with Gotham Chopra, Deepak Chopra’s son, stating that he wants to create a documentary about his dad. The film faithfully follows Deepak around the world to provide insights into Deepak Chopra’s life. The documentary seems dishonest as if it has been heavily edited to preserve a desired image. It ends with strong impressions of severely repressed behavior between this Father and Son.

Storyline

Gotham Chopra travels with his world-famous father, Deepak Chopra, in an attempt to synchronize the public figure with the private figure.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Gotham Chopra for directing efforts. Additional cast include: Deepak and Gotham Chopra.

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

No. The documentary bores to the point of agony, leaves one without anything new or insightful, and makes one believe that Deepak Chopra’s son did not resolve the questions he has about his father.





Ben Meyers

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