Idiot (1992)

Release Date - Oct 8, 1992 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 185 min.  |   Countries - India   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Clarke Fountain

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.