The Holy Man


66 mins
6.8 / 10 (162)


Birinchi manages to pass himself off as a sadhu and takes advantage of the credulity of a father and his daughter Buchki. This does not suit her fiance Satya, who fears that her religious conversion will pull her away from him. He will do anything to recover his beloved and expose the sadhu.

MUBI's take

Though on the shorter side of Ray’s oeuvre, this biting satire is packed with committed performances and damning social critique. A relentless attack on religious charlatanism, the film is also deeply empathetic towards the conditions that compel ordinary people to worship such fraudulent charades.

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