The movie depicts the life of 19th Century mystic Sri Ramakrishna in Bengal.
Making a biopic is a challenge as it requires the director to be true to his subject while trying to keep it interesting for the viewers. Director Dass plays it safe with Sri Ramakrishna Dharisanam and gives us a broad picture on the life of the mystic. It traces the life of Sri Ramakrishna (Sashikumar) from the time he was born Gadadhar in a poor Brahmin family and his disillusions as a priest to the time he becomes an influential teacher.
Director Dass has nothing new to offer from the several books on the life of the mystic, but it is to his credit that he doesn’t deviate too much from the subject at hand. The slow pacing of the movie though comes in the way of the viewing experience.
Sashikumar does an okay job but some more effort on the part of the makeup team could have made a whole lot of difference. Scenes of Sri Ramakrishna as a temple priest could have been more convincing if the art team had contributed better. Such minor flaws add up taking the sheen out of the movie.