Birinchi manages to pass himself off as a sadhu and takes advantage of the credulity of a father and his daughter Buchki. This does not suit her fiance Satya, who fears that her religious conversion will pull her away from him. He will do anything to recover his beloved and expose the sadhu.
Choosing just one Satyajit Ray film is ridiculously hard. Ray’s work never feels dated, and no film more so today than the superbly inventive and biting Mahapurush. Ray is having a total blast in this perfectly staged, executed, and balanced satire about our religious beliefs and superstitions.-VM