Filmmaker and journalist Gotham Chopra embarks on a year-long roadtrip with his father Deepak Chopra to reconcile the spiritual icon with the real man known to his family. From devoted disciples ranging from Lady Gaga to lost souls searching for themselves in red rock deserts, Gotham paints a raw portrait of his dad that only a son can.
Ultimately what emerges is a picture of Deepak that while reminiscent of other popularized Indian gurus, is more dad than demigod. Full of flaws, foils, intelligence, and irreverence, the decoded Deepak uncovered by his son's honest scrutiny is a symbol of both a world searching for answers in the most unlikely places and a deeper plunge into the meaning of identity itself.
“In Gotham's feature directorial debut...the filmmaker and journalist attempts to separate the man from myth by following him around the world for nearly a year. The resulting documentary is a remarkably honest portrait of Deepak, as seen through the eyes of someone who knows him best.”—Indiewire
“East and West, mind and body, science and spirit: Chopra's smiling, ever more confident face has become an icon of the hope that the world is entering a new age of synthesis and understanding where all such rifts will become mere memories.”—Time Magazine
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