Documentary exploring the culture of the exotic Indian subcontinent. The programme contains footage captured by German film-makers Simon Busch and Alexander Sass who travelled for months around the north of the country to film its inhabitants. On their travels they observed the rituals of the Varanasi people and witnessed the biggest religious gathering in the world in which 35 million pilgrims bathed in the sacred Ganges during the Kumbh Mela.
Fascinating India spreads an impressive panorama of India’s historical and contemporary world. The film presents the most important cities royal residences and temple precincts. It follows the trail of different religious denominations which have influenced India up to the present day. Simon Busch and Alexander Sass travelled for months through the north of the Indian subcontinent to discover what is hidden under India’s exotic and enigmatic surface and to show what is rarely revealed to foreigners. The film deals with daily life in India. In Varanasi people burn their dead to ashes. At the Kumbh Mela the biggest religious gathering of the world 35 million pilgrims bathe in holy River Ganges. This is the first time India is presented in such an alluring and engaging fashion on screen. Bonus Features: Bonus Material Deleted Scenes