The Ashram

 (31)5.21 h 29 min201813+
After receiving a cryptic message from his missing girlfriend, a man travels to India to pick up her trail. Once there, he discovers a secret community in the Himalayas led by a guru with strange powers likely involved in her disappearance.
Ben Rekhi
Sam KeeleyMelissa LeoHera Hilmar
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Kal PennRadhika Apte
Ben RekhiGuneet MongaAchin Jain
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3.2 out of 5 stars

31 global ratings

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Mark L. GolinReviewed in the United States on March 30, 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
if it weren't for the fact that the guy basically acts like an impulsive
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Based on a couple favorable customer reviews on iTune Movies, I went into this with high hopes. While not the most spiritual person in daily practice, I have always been fascinated with the possibility of reaching higher states of awareness through meditation. But, no matter what philosophy/religion one follows to travel this path, there are commonalities such as mental discipline, the shedding of emotional attachment and a lifetime or two (thousand) of experience and gradual spiritual maturity involved. In this movie, a young man travels to the Himalayas in search of his ex-girlfriend, who has gone off to an ashram to find enlightenment. Without giving too much away, upon entering the ashram and meeting the cave-dwelling guru-in-residence, the young man begins experiencing all manner of higher-consciousness manifestations. It might have all played well...if it weren't for the fact that the guy basically acts like an impulsive, overwrought adolescent throughout the film. It may sound like a small thing, but I found it almost impossible to believe that any of the story was plausible given the nature of the central character stumbling through it. And the big final conflict/moment of truth/etc. was just plain hokey. Nice scenery, decent enough production...but, new main character and better plot needed. I'd ask for some change back from my $3.99, but you know what they say...change comes from within.
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Tina SReviewed in the United States on July 2, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Beautiful Scenery
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Having been fascinated with India for a lifetime, and having lived there for the better part of a decade, I was hoping for more. This film did capture moments of the beauty and spirituality inherent in the country and people, as well as the contrast of blatant greed (both material and spiritual) and corruption that threatens one's path to enlightenment and self knowledge. It could have been an interesting whodunit at the ashram but, was weak in character development, and storyline.
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Richard K.Reviewed in the United States on April 7, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Wonderful movie generally, just a bit too. . .
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. . . wordy at times, that's why I give 4 instead of 5. A little too much with the supernatural as well and a bit of awkward development of one of the main characters- I'll leave it to you to figure out which. This was sort of an aggregation of what spiritual seekers have experienced in India and they played out the scenario engagingly in this film. Worth watching despite the imperfections.
Matthew J MeyersReviewed in the United States on August 20, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Do not sleep on this wonderful film
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This movie is powerful. Watch it with different eyes. Great story line and such a powerful message. This movie is easy to get lost amongst all the choses on prime. At home sick from work decided to pick a movie to watch...…………..or did the movie pick me??????
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LA4321Reviewed in the United States on July 4, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Absurd American cliche
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Every second is worse the previous. Cliche love story. Cliche ashram story. Cliche miracle baby story. Cliche American in India story. The only decent part of this film was the Himalayan landscape.
V BlacReviewed in the United States on June 7, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Not very good
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The plot moves along okay, so that it seems like something is going to happen. But the story doesn't resolve well, it just doesn't make much sense.
Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United States on April 6, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Hmmm Ahhh Ommm
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Walking in, sitting down, breath moves, no expectations, merely witness to the film...

Beautiful it was.

Love, Gratitude, Big Hugs n Blessings
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an honest reviewReviewed in the United States on May 19, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
Very slow moving & boring. Did not seem to have much of a ...
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not my type of movie........probably not ANYbody's type of movie if you are wanting a cogent storyline.. Very slow moving & boring. Did not seem to have much of a plot either. I only made it through about 1/3 of it before giving up.
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