Idiot (1992)

Release Date - Oct 8, 1992 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 185 min.  |   Countries - India  |  
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In this austere, even arid retelling of the story from Feodor Dostoyevsky's novel, all the characters have been transferred to an Indian setting. The "idiot," or title character is an upper-class man who has been transformed by his experiences into someone who takes a close and minute interest in improving the lives of those around him. By the standards of upper-class Russian (or in this case, Indian) society, he has become an "idiot" and is quite literally insane. This unguardedly saintly behavior provokes a villainous response in several characters, who eventually succeed in destroying this very dangerous sort of man.