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Siddhartha (1972)

The story of a young Indian who embarks upon a journey to find the meaning of existence. Based on the novel by Hermann Hesse.

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Siddhartha
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Romesh Sharma ...
Govinda
Pinchoo Kapoor ...
Kamaswami (as Pincho Kapoor)
Zul Vellani ...
Vasudeva
Amrik Singh ...
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Kunal Kapoor ...
Son
Shanti Hiranand ...
Mother
The Holy Sadhus of Rishikesh ...
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The story of a young Indian who embarks upon a journey to find the meaning of existence. Based on the novel by Hermann Hesse.

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Drama | Mystery

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There was talk of Amitabh Bachchan doing a small role in the film. That did not work out. See more »

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Version of Siddharta (2003) See more »

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Mother's Song
by Shanti Hiranand
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a beautiful and haunting movie
6 May 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw the movie twice, the first time in Sweden in 1974; I had read Herman Hesse's book before that, and the story had strongly impressed me. The movie was even better then the book! the photography was very poetic, the music (indian flutes, tablas) was very high in the aesthetics band, and the story conformed more or less with the book, but without taking away any of it's impact. there were 12 people in the theatre, and at the end as the credits were scrolling for what seemed at least 20 minutes, no-one moved from their seats as transfixed by what they had just seen. I am sure that all 12 of those people recall to this day the effect that this film created on them. I am not a Buddhist or even very religious, but i personally recommend it as part of a person's education in life....


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