Films and Documentaries Based Kumbh Mela



Films and documentaries based Kumbh Mela, the world’s largest gathering of human beings on earth, on the banks of Ganges are many. But rarely do the documentaries and films concentrate of the real meaning of Kumbh Mela. For many it is just a show. But some documentaries do bring out the true essence of the Kumbh Mela which happens once in twelve years. Below are links to films and documentaries based on the Mela:

  • Moksha ki Kamna


This film by saregama devotional is a rare genuine attempt by Indians to unravel the Kumbh Mela. It is long a film by Saregama devotional at around 1:45 mintues. You can view the video here on Youtube.



  • Images Of Kumbh Mela (1960) a Documentary by Bimal Roy

Rare true footages of the Mela in 1960. Black and White film. You can view the documentary here.



  • Kumbha Mela (1989, Michelangelo Antonioni)



  • Short Cut to Nirvana: Kumbh Mela (2004, Maurizio Benazzo, Nick Day)

You can find numerous clippings of the video here.