Hare Krishna! The Mantra, the Movement and the Swami Who Started It All (2017)

Hare Krishna! The Mantra, the Movement and the Swami Who Started It All is a movie starring A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati, and George Harrison. "Hare Krishna!" is a documentary on the life of Srila Prabhupada,...
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  • 2018-09-07 Added:
  • Mukunda Michael Dewil, Writer:
  • John Griesser, Jean Griesser, Lauren Ross, Director:
  • Jessica Heinrich, Priiya Nair, Producer:


10 / 10

Inspiring & Absolutely beautiful

This movie was Inspiring & Absolutely beautiful.It provided knowledge and insight for those who aren't familiar with Srila Prabhupada and the movement. It was extremely well composed and moving. I had tears of joy, respect, and most of all gratefulness to Srila Prabhupada throughout the whole movie. Hare Krishna!!

10 / 10

One of the most impressive and influential documentaries ever !!

This is the most impressive and influential documentaries I have ever watched! It is powerful, emotional, and thought provoking. It brings to light the importance and the universal truth that every human being should try to figure out in his/her current life. Very much enjoyed watching the actual story behind Hare Krishnas. Swamiji was indeed trying to make this world a better place to live for all!

10 / 10


The movie was a high quality biography of a great great preacher of God. The greatest thing about him was his constant absolute love for God, which was so precious, obvious and infectious that the world was transformed and remains transformed. The movie reveals this in a heartfelt tribute endearing to anyone fortunate enough to taste the reality of God and our natural love for Him. My thanks go out to all who helped create this tribute to the man who stood up and changed the world, who made my world sublime beyond imagination.

I had asked God "I know You wrote a book two thousand years ago, but I wish You would come and tell me Yourself". A month later this saint set sail for the West bringing the Song of God with him. And a few years later as I entered a George Harrison concert one of his faithful offered me that Song of God book, The Bhagavad-Gita As It Is. Only days earlier I had decided to get the Gita. It was as though God Himself came and told me exactly everything I needed to know.

This movie does this great man justice, although I feel no one but God knows how really great he was, how great he really is.

10 / 10

Inspiring Movie about a life dedicated to service

In the turbulent and heady times of mid-sixties America, arrives a lone Holy man from India. Having suffered two major heart attacks during a grueling 35 day journey via a cargo ship, no money to his name, no institutional support, and no contacts, A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami came with a revolutionary message of finding inner peace through Bhakti, devotion to God through the chanting of the Hare Krishna Mantra, and simple living and high thinking. In this film, through his own words and those who knew him, students, well-wishers, academics, and even luminaries such as Allen Ginsberg and George Harrison, as well as archival footage and photographs, many taken by the directors themselves, the struggles and triumph of Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada is told. Weaving a narrative of a life dedicated to service to God and love and compassion for humanity. His is a compelling story, and the film makers did a remarkable job depicting it. This is an inspiring movie, and I feel that any and all would enjoy and benefit from seeing this.

10 / 10

A must watch film

A must watch movie if you want to change for the best!

An eye opener movie that reveals the inner journey of the soul.

The founder Acharya of Iskcon Srila Prabhupada did a huge favor to the world by introducing us with Hare Krishna movement.

One religion. One mantra. One god.

Loved it. Thanks. Hare Krishna!