Netflix recently released the trailer of their upcoming documentary Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator, and it will surely make you want to know more about Bikram Choudhury who made ‘Hot Yoga’ a trend in the West. Bikram has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women. However, the yoga guru has denied these allegations.
The documentary by director Eva Orner chronicles Bikram’s journey as his style of Yoga gets popular and his cult-like organisation attracts controversy. The trailer features snippets of interviews with women who claim to have seen the ‘real-side’ of the Yoga Guru.
Watch the trailer of Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator here:
The film was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year.
IndieWire’s Eric Kohn wrote in her review, “Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator doesn’t bring much new information to the table, but it’s an infuriating look at the way Choudhury seduced thousands of followers with his yoga franchise, while raping and assaulting innumerable women, and how he managed — so far — to get away with it. Choudry belongs in jail, and this frustrating overview provides the latest opportunity to keep that conversation in the public eye.”
Variety’s Amy Nicholson noted, “If Bikram is a test case for how the courts, and the culture, will handle reputable accusations against powerful men (you can probably think of a few others in the news), it doesn’t bode well for victims. Orner asks several times why Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey has failed to file criminal charges, giving excuses that leave the plaintiffs’ lawyers unsatisfied. Perhaps this doc will twist Lacey’s own arm.”
Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator starts streaming on Netflix from November 20.