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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.

Director:

Conrad Rooks

Writers:

Hermann Hesse (novel), Conrad Rooks (written for the screen by) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Shashi Kapoor ... Siddhartha
Simi Garewal ... Kamala
Romesh Sharma ... Govinda
Pinchoo Kapoor ... Kamaswami (as Pincho Kapoor)
Zul Vellani Zul Vellani ... Vasudeva
Amrik Singh Amrik Singh ... Father
Kunal Kapoor ... Son
Shanti Hiranand Shanti Hiranand ... Mother
The Holy Sadhus of Rishikesh The Holy Sadhus of Rishikesh ... Himself
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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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Winkler Film

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1974 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Sziddhártha See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lotus Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Siddhartha: I have come to say, that you are all the things that will outlive me, that you, Kamala, will be all the beauty that will be in the shadow we leave. You will be my first love, my only love.
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Connections

Version of Siddharta (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Mother's Song
by Shanti Hiranand
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A classic.
26 January 2004 | by wildzeroSee all my reviews

If you loved the book by Hermann Hesse, you will most likely love this film. At times, it seems rather disjointed - almost as though I had blinked and missed a scene. I really consider this film to be a great companion to a great book. I am curious to know what people who had not read the book would think of this film.


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