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Amma's presence overcomes film's shorcomings,
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This review is from: Darshan: The Embrace (DVD)
As a devotee of Amma I was eager to watch this film. It is not perfect. I wanted more Amma, speaking to us about love, enlightenment, and how to find peace and purpose in our lives. It is her presence that is compelling. In her presence she projects immense "shakti" or spiritual energy. Her hug in darshan is life-changing. Her wisdom and one-pointed devotion is immense and inspiring. She IS the Mother.
I enjoyed the flashbacks to the early days and the testimonials of devotees who have been in her service since the 70's. Footage of India was spectular, but so much of it gave the film a travelogue flavor.
The final darshan of 45,000 hugs was mesmerizing, a darshan for the viewer...For anyone who has been curious of Ammachi or who is entranced by her radiance, I recommend this film to begin the journey to her heart.