Official US Trailer for 'The Ashram' About a Mysterious Himalayan Cult

March 29, 2018
Source: YouTube

The Ashram Trailer

"There are things happening here I never thought could be possible…" The Orchard has debuted an official trailer for a new cult thriller titled The Ashram, from writer/director Ben Rekhi. After receiving a cryptic message from his missing girlfriend, American skeptic Jamie, played by Sam Keeley, travels travels to India to pick up her trail. Once there, he discovers a secret community in the Himalayas led by a guru with strange powers likely involved in her disappearance. As he tries to dig even deeper and immerse himself as a "seeker", he discovers there might be a portal to another dimension that this cult is hiding. The cast includes Melissa Leo, Kal Penn, Manoel Orfanaki, Kallirroi Tziafeta, Radhika Apte, and Hera Hilmar as his missing girlfriend. This is a powerful trailer, I just hope the film lives up to the promise of potential here.

Here's the official US trailer (+ poster) for Ben Rekhi's The Ashram, direct from YouTube:

The Ashram

After receiving a cryptic message, American skeptic Jamie travels to the Indian Himalayas to pick up on the trail of his missing girlfriend. There, he discovers a secretive community led by a guru with strange powers who may or may not be involved in her disappearance. As Jamie travels deeper down the rabbit hole, he quickly realizes he may have uncovered more than he bargained for, and that this mysterious mountain may contain the secrets of reincarnation - and a portal to another dimension. The Ashram is directed by American filmmaker Ben Rekhi, of only the film Waterborne and a few shorts previously. The screenplay is written by Binky Mendez and Ben Rekhi. This first premiered at the Cinequest Film Festival earlier this year. The Orchard already released The Ashram direct-to-VOD starting March 27th this week.

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If there isn't yak butter coffee, I'm a flip.

DAVIDPD on Mar 29, 2018


I actually think this is interesting. I never liked those things with saint people, their cults and the cult leaders. Of any kind. But I like to see what is beyond, a crime or a blasphemy of some kind. Some religious revelation would be the worst option ...

shiboleth on Mar 29, 2018


Have been watching the tv show the Path recently and this had a bit of that vibe to it. It's not much of movie, but maybe worth a watch if you're bored.

Carpola on Mar 30, 2018


Looks like it may have borrowed a bit from the Netflix documentary mini-series Wild Wild Country (minus the rescue mission), I'm intrigued...

cuckoozey on Mar 30, 2018


Have you seen the entire series? I've started episode two and I love it.

THE_RAW_ on Apr 2, 2018


Yes, I really liked it. Definitely keeps you hooked as you go along...

cuckoozey on Apr 4, 2018

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