The Mystic Masseur (2002)

Mystic Masseur
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 1hr 57mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Period
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
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Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
V S Naipaul Source Material (from novel) ("The Mystic Masseur") 120793 4000002
Vincent Gonzales Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Ernest A. Vincze Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Carly Phillips Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
George Darley-Doran Associate Producer n/a 171 3000006
Lawrence Duprey Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Paul Bradley Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Anthony Maharaj Associate Producer n/a 171 3000005
Roberto Silvi Editor n/a 172 7000001
Richard Robbins Music n/a 120781 8000001
Penny Smith Hair hair & makeup 120794 13000002
Peter W Schneider Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Robert Hein Sound Editor n/a 229 14000002
Michael O'Connor Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Marina Morris Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Zakir Hussain Music n/a 120781 8000002
Lucy Richardson Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Richard Hawley Producer n/a 3 3000002
Nayeem Hafizka Producer n/a 3 3000001
James Fox Actor Mr Stewart 1 1000006
Rez Kempton Actor Basdeo 1 1000007
Sanjeev Bhaskar Actor Beharry 1 1000008
Zohra Sehgal Actor Auntie 1 1000005
Ayesha Dharker Actor Leela 1 1000004
Om Puri Actor Ramlogan 1 1000002
Jimi Mistry Actor Partap 1 1000003
Sakina Jaffrey Actor Suruj Mooma 1 1000009
Pip Torrens Actor Governor 1 1000010
Danesh Khan Actor Young Partap 1 1000015
Prayag Raj Actor n/a 1 1000016
Ismail Merchant Director n/a 2 2000001
Albert Laveau Actor Headmaster 1 1000014
David Sammy Actor Bissoon 1 1000013
Grace Maharaj Actor Mrs Cooper 1 1000011
Michael Cherrie Actor Man in Yellow Suit 1 1000012
Aasif Mandvi Actor Ganesh 1 1000001
Synopsis
In colonial 1940s Trinidad, schoolteacher Ganesh is a man determined to write a book. Moving from the Port of Spain to his country village, Ganesh sets up shop as a masseur to support himself and his radiant new wife, Leela, while pursuing his dream. He soon becomes an expert on Hinduism and mystical "healing" and proclaims himself the Mystic Masseur; propelled by fame, Ganesh enters politics, a move that forces him to face an inherent conflict between his ambitions and his values.