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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Romesh Sharma ...
Govinda
Pinchoo Kapoor ...
Kamaswami (as Pincho Kapoor)
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Kunal Kapoor ...
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Shanti Hiranand ...
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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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Captures the essence of the novel
1 October 2008 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

Its been years and years since I read the book in school. Which for me was a big deal cause I never read any of the books they assigned. But for some reason I read this and it was probably the first book I ever read cover to cover that wasn't a comic. I can remember always liking the story and it has stayed with me all these years. I rented this as a DVD recently never knowing that there was even a film adaptation. Im glad I did. For me it was everything I remembered feeling when I read the book. I cant really speak to whether it is a faithful representation of the book at this point but I can tell you that it is absolutely faithful to the spirit of the it.

The film is very elegant and the story remains relevant and inspiring. It is beautifully shot and scored. The one problem with the film was the editing. It tends to be choppy and disruptive to the continuity of the story. It also jumps drastically forward in time at several points. If you have read the book than its not really a problem but for someone who has not it may be.

Even at 1 hour and 20 minutes the film still feels epic in scope as it explores Siddharthas lifelong journey to find life's meaning and ultimately delivers a timeless message about the nature of the human condition.

There is No Gene for the Human Spirit.

I Can Think, I Can Wait and I Can Pray.


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