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Sri Siddhartha Gautama (2013)

This is an extraordinary tale from over 2600 years ago, of a Prince who is endowed with everything he needs and more. Luxury, palaces and all hearts desires, are provided to him by his ... See full summary »

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Saman Weeraman

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Credited cast:
Gagan Malik Gagan Malik ... Prince Siddhartha
Anchal Singh Anchal Singh ... Princess Yashodhara
Ranjan Ramanayake Ranjan Ramanayake ... King Suddhodana
Anshu Malik Anshu Malik ... Queen Mahamaya
Anjani Perera Anjani Perera ... Queen Prajapathi
Gautam Gulati ... Prince Devadatta
Roshan Ranawana Roshan Ranawana ... Prince Nanda
Saranga Disasekara Saranga Disasekara ... Channa
Wilson Gunaratne Wilson Gunaratne ... Sage Asita
Buddhadasa Withanachchi Buddhadasa Withanachchi ... Guru Vishvamitra
Douglas Ranasinghe Douglas Ranasinghe ... King Suprabuddha
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jayarathna Galagedara Jayarathna Galagedara
Tharaka Jayathilaka Tharaka Jayathilaka ... Queen Prajapathi (voice)
Purnika Peiris Purnika Peiris ... Queen Mahamaya (voice)
Anji Perera Anji Perera ... Queen Prajapathi
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This is an extraordinary tale from over 2600 years ago, of a Prince who is endowed with everything he needs and more. Luxury, palaces and all hearts desires, are provided to him by his father, a warrior King of the kingdom of Sakya. The story unfolds dramatically with the Prince leaving all his luxuries and possessions as well as his new born son and loving wife, caring parents, to an unknown journey of finding the end to human sorrow and suffering. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Sri Lanka

Release Date:

24 January 2013 (Sri Lanka) See more »

Also Known As:

Siddhartha the Buddha See more »

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Siddhartha The Buddha...
31 January 2013 | by charaka-devpriyaSee all my reviews

"an attempt to chronicle the heart wrenching and mind challenging story that lies as the centerpiece of Buddhist faith"

Is the film heart-wrenching?? Most certainly yes. I was in tears almost all through the film....

Was the film mind challenging? Certain Dhamma truths came through by what Siddhartha said and what his guru taught him, and through the words of the three songs, its beautiful..

The film is a success, no doubt about that. Not only will cinema goers of the Buddhist faith appreciate the film and sink deep into it emotionally and religiously, but even film goers of other religions will benefit by seeing a very worthwhile film. It carries English sub titles and thus we presume, very creditably, it is prepared for international screening. We wish all luck to it at various film festivals.... Recommend it for Everybody!


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