DELHI India --
‘Osho’ and ‘Rajneesh’ these two names instanlty project
images of laughing, singing and dancing young men and women
in orange of maroon robes. Such is the mystique of this
writes Swami Anand Kul Bhushan.
But have you
ever wondered how Osho reached this status to attract
millions from all over the world?
What was the start of this journey during his early
childhood until the age of 21 when he became enlightened? A
new movie, Rebellious Flower, presents this flowering.
Press the ‘pause’ button of your non-stop mind when you
start watching Rebellious Flower portraying
the early years of the mystic master, Osho.
Here is the unhurried, rustic and realistic depiction of
the small village in Madhya Pradesh where he was born and
grew up with his grandmother in a nearby village.
No sets needed to be put up as the movie has been shot on
real locations that are still almost the same as 60 years
The outdoor scenes send you to the clean and crisp air
and vast horizons.
How did Osho become the master of masters?
Here is the answer based on his early life as an
inquisitive and fearless child, a voracious reader and a
As a chubby prodigy, Prince Shah, plays the part
charmingly; then Shashank Singh takes over as a teenager.
The resemblance to young Osho is incredible, especially
the enigmatic eyes.
His grandmother, played by Kirti Adarkar had a crucial
role in his formative years by encouraging his prickly
questions and supporting his quest.
He was greatly influenced by three mystics, all of them
played faultlessly by Mantra.
The real challenge is to show how and when Osho gets
enlightened on 21 March 1953.
Very sensitively crafted, these scenes stay clear from
showing a new glow around him with thundering music.
Instead, it is very silent and plays with light.
No histrionics here.
Director Ashok Hooda has shown soft restraint while
producer Swami Jagdish Bharti has made a sincere offering at
the feet of his master.