The Apostle is an insensitive, cheap gore-filled movie which it is not even remotely what it is touted to be online: it is neither original nor material for cult horror.
Adultery, murder and anomie go hand in hand in this fast paced thriller. Like all works of popular fiction it is good in patches and demands only one reading. Nonetheless an essential reading if one were to understand today’s India.
This is an interrogation of the Valley of Words’ nominated book, Buddha at Work through a Nichiren Buddhist hermeneutics. In this process the review proves Jim McGuigan and Harold Bloom correct in their invectives against cultural populism.