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The mystic masseur

Author: Nayeem HafizkaRichard HawleyCaryl PhillipsIsmail MerchantOm PuriAll authors
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Widescreen format (1.85:1)View all editions and formats
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"Set amidst the large and prosperous Indian community in mid-20th century Trinidad, [the film] is a magical, bittersweet fable about Ganesh (Aasif Mandvi), a young, aspiring author whose unexpected talents as a healer bring him local fame and enable him to realize his ambitions as a writer. But he also realizes his limitations when his reputation as the legendary 'mystic masseur' propels him to national renown and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Films for the hearing impaired
Film adaptations
Drama
Named Person: V S Naipaul
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Nayeem Hafizka; Richard Hawley; Caryl Phillips; Ismail Merchant; Om Puri; Aasif Mandvi; Ayesha Dharker; Jimi Mistry; Sanjeev Bhaskar; Zohra Segal; Sakina Jaffrey; James Fox; Ernie Vincze; Roberto Silvi; Richard Robbins; Zakir Hussain; V S Naipaul; Merchant Ivory Productions.; Pritish Nandy Communications.; Video Associates Ltd.; Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 1404922121 9781404922129
OCLC Number: 51831555
Language Note: In English. Closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the novel: The mystic masseur / by V.S. Naipaul.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001.
Credits: Director of photography, Ernie Vincze ; editor, Roberto Silvi ; music, Richard Robbins, Zakir Hussain.
Cast: Om Puri, Aasif Mandvi, Ayesha Dharker, Jimi Mistry, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Zohra Segal, Sakina Jaffrey, Rez Kempton, Pip Torrens, Albert Laveau, Grace Maharaj, James Fox.
Event notes: Filmed in Trinidad, England, and New York.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (118 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1; Dolby digital 5.1 surround or Dolby digital 2.0 stereo.
Other Titles: Mystic masseur (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Merchant Ivory Productions presents ; in association with Pritish Nandy Communications and Video Associates Ltd. ; producers, Nayeem Hafizka, Richard Hawley ; screenplay, Caryl Phillips ; directed by Ismail Merchant.

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"Set amidst the large and prosperous Indian community in mid-20th century Trinidad, [the film] is a magical, bittersweet fable about Ganesh (Aasif Mandvi), a young, aspiring author whose unexpected talents as a healer bring him local fame and enable him to realize his ambitions as a writer. But he also realizes his limitations when his reputation as the legendary 'mystic masseur' propels him to national renown and draws him far from his roots and his true self"--Container.

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