First Hit: There are some very important lessons in this film and one has to get past non-actors acting.
I’ve stood in Milarepa’s cave in Tibet and so Milarepa’s story is significant to me and maybe to all of us. He became enlightened in one lifetime after having brought death and destruction to his home village for the way they treated his direct family after his father dies. This is a story about revenge and what really takes place when one tries to make some pay for their indiscretions. I liked this film after I let go of some of the amateurish acting. The story is an important one and it is this that one needs to pay attention to while watching this film.
What did surprise me is that this is a two part film and I have to wait to see the second half.
Overall: I was happy to see this film and knowing the story before you see the film is of some importance.