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by Ismail Merchant


Based on the first novel of Nobel winning V S Naipaul,The Mystic Masseur , is the first ever film adaptation of any of Naipaul's work. The Mystic Masseur tells the story of 'Ganesh', a struggling author, who finds his fortune when he discovers he has an ability to cure people's minds.

original title: THE MYSTIC MASSEUR
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: Global Cinema Group (US)
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Ismail Merchant
film run: 117'
release date: FR 25/06/2003, PT 21/06/2002, UK 29/03/2002
screenplay: Caryl Phillips
cast: Om Puri, James Fox, Aasif Mandvi, Ayesha Duarker, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Jimi Mistry
cinematography by: Ernie Vincze
film editing: Roberto Silvi
music: Richard Robbins, Zakir Hussain
producer: Nayeem Hafizka
production: Merchant Ivory Productions
distributor: Merchant Ivory, Boomerang Productions (FR), Lusomundo (PT)
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