Recognized as one of the leading Ayurveda Schools and Ayurvedic Health Spas outside of India.
Recognized as one of the leading Ayurveda Schools and Ayurvedic Health Spas outside of India.

"The Doctor from India"
premieres Friday, Feb. 2 at the
Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Directed by Jeremy Frindel (One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das), THE DOCTOR FROM INDIA is the fascinating story of Vasant Lad’s mission to bring the ancient healthcare system of wellness called Ayurveda from India to the West in the late 1970s.

In this meditative, immersive portrait, with interviewees including Dr. Deepak Chopra, Frindel documents the life and work of Dr. Vasant Lad who, fulfilling his destiny as foretold by his family guru, became a holistic health pioneer. Although Ayurveda was almost unknown when he first arrived from India, Dr. Lad helped to bring Ayurveda to the west, where it is becoming one of the most prominent alternative health systems in the world.

A Zeitgeist Films release in association with Kino Lorber. Check with Zeitgeist Films for updates on playdates, film festival showings and more. To book this film please contact Nancy Gerstman or Emily Russo or call 212-274-1989.