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Siddharth (2013)

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A chain-wallah from Delhi travels across India in search of his missing son, in the hopes that whoever took him, returns him unharmed.

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Mahendra Saini
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Suman Saini
Anurag Arora ...
Ranjit Gahlot
Shobha Sharma Jassi ...
Meena Gahlot
Geeta Agrawal Sharma ...
Roshni
Amitabh Srivasta ...
Om Prakash
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Mukesh-Bhai
Khushi Mathur ...
Pinky Saini
Irfan Khan ...
Siddharth / Chai Kid / Kamathipura Child
N.K. Pant ...
Pundit Ji
Naresh Gosain ...
Pawan
Nihal Kardam ...
Satinder
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Ganesh
Ram Ji Bali ...
Aakash
Chetan Sharma ...
Worker Kid
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After sending away his 12 year-old son Siddharth for work, Mahendra (a chain-wallah who specializes in fixing broken zippers on the streets) is relieved as his financial burdens will be alleviated. But when Siddharth fails to return home, Mahendra learns he may have been taken by child-traffickers. With little resources and no connections, he travels across India in pursuit, with the hope that whatever force arbitrarily took his child away will return him unharmed. Written by Anonymous

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$4,564 (USA) (27 June 2014)

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$59,808 (USA) (22 August 2014)
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Siddharth: Suspenseful and Revealing
13 August 2014 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Siddharth is a film inspired by Canadian director Richie Mehta's (I'll Follow You Down, 2013) chance encounter in Delhi with a man who asked him for help in finding a place called Dongri. When Mehta asked what Dongri was, the man told him that it's a place where he thinks his lost son was kidnapped and sent to. Siddharth is Metha's fictional exploration surrounding the disappearance of twelve-year-old Siddharth after he was sent by his father to work in another village.

Siddharth is a suspenseful and insightful drama that explores the difficulties of life for the poor and undereducated in India. Mehta has successfully crafted a film that gives the viewers a real sense of location and family—he takes you into the Saini family's world, from living in their very small apartment to working on the busy streets of New Delhi as a chain-wallah (someone who fixes zippers). With bleak reality, Mehta shows Western viewers just how impossible life is. Siddhartha's father, Mahendra, played by Rajesh Tailang with sensitive honesty and subtly, not only doesn't own a photograph of his son, but also cannot take time off to search for him without losing money to feed his family. Despite the film's harsh realities, Mehta successfully stays clear of preaching to the audience and simply allows the film to live and breathe. Regardless of the subjects of child trafficking, family loss, and a desperate world without hope, there is an intelligently crafted sense of optimism. As an alternative to the nutrient vacant, car chase, bang-bang summer blockbusters, Siddharth is a film that is definitely worth checking out and digesting.

—John David West


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