Tuesday, June 27, 2006 Ulrich Mohrhoff, the quantum scientist and spiritualist, on Banaras
"Dear Mr. Singh,
Yesterday my wife Vishwajyoti and I watched your movie Banaras-a mystic love story. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised, for I am generally not a fan of Hindi movies. Unfortunately I missed much of the poetry in the songs and dialogues, which my wife tells me that the subtlety got lost in the translation to subtitles.
I am not a film critic, so please expect no expert comments.
I was touched by the story and believe in the ancient Indian wisdom that the movie was trying to recall. It is certainly not a movie that will appeal to the masses, but numbers don't count in these matters. Banaras has the potential to awaken a soul to higher realities, and if this happens to a few, it has achieved more than any of the blockbusters.
Pondicherry, India Teaches maths, physics, and quantum philosophy at the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education in Pondicherry. His blog can visited at:
posted by L C Singh @ Tuesday, June 27, 2006