Wild Wild Country, 2018 - ★★★★½
This fantastic documentary explores the cult of Osho in a balanced and a detailed manner.
We think cults are bad and ominous. Atheists, alt-right, neo-Nazis are few examples. But the truth is everyone of us belongs to some cults consciously or unconsciously. Apple fanatics, Paleo, Keto, Silicon Valley are also cults. But we don’t realise we are in a cult and in a illusory state unless you are “waken up”.
I found the Rajneesh dude good in brand and image management. All I could observe were: The glittering jewels, cap to nicely hide his balding head, that awkward namaste, slow movement because of his frailty, drug induced like eyes. But for his followers he was full of grace, beauty, deep and meaningful gaze, skin that is translucent, blah blah. This was till they really woke up. The vengeance and spite of Osho once they defect from his is a sight to watch.
This documentary is much detailed than a nonfiction book for me. I literally could live the life of these sannyasins as well as the attorneys in a short span.
Extremely well made and I highly recommend it.