‘Global Baba’ exposes the nexus between religion and politics
A social satire,”Global Baba’ shows the treacherous ways in which con men, under the guise of religious gurus, win the blind faith of people. Directed by Manoj Tewari, it tells the story of Chillam Pehelwan (Abhimanyu Singh), a seasoned criminal who takes refuge in the world of religion, after losing protection of his political bosses.
Within no time, he becomes ‘Global Baba’ and attracts a huge following of devotees. The rational-minded minority of his opponents get a chance to contain him only when he plans to enter politics. How a handful of people stage a charade to expose his true face forms a thrilling climax. Sanjay Mishra (Bhola Pandit), Sandeepa Dhar, (a forthright TV reporter), Pankaj Tripathi (Damru, Global Baba’s right hand), Ravi Kishan (Jacob, a cop) and Akhilendra Mishra (Dallu Yadav, a politician) play pivotal roles in the film.