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Siddhartha (1973)




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Siddhartha was released with plenty of advertising space touting its source material, a Herman Hesse novel. Despite its stop-and-start direction and somewhat vague screenplay, this tale of an Indian youth who leaves his family in search of life's meaning has moments of genuine insight and beauty.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Faith & Spirituality, Classics
Directed By: ,
Written By: Hermann Hesse, Conrad Rooks
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 10, 2002
Columbia Pictures


Shashi Kapoor
as Siddhartha
Pincho Kapoor
as Kamaswami
Zul Vellani
as Vasudeva
Amrik Singh
as Siddhartha's Father
Shanti Hiranand
as Siddhartha's Mother
Kunai Kapoor
as Siddhartha's Son
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Critic Reviews for Siddhartha

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (9)

Like Chappaqua, the movie doesn't live up to the legend.

Full Review… | November 1, 2002
Denver Post
Top Critic

Apologies to Conrad Rooks, but the only reason his 1972 film, Siddhartha, is getting a 30th-anniversary rerelease is the appeal of seeing Sven Nykvist's amazing cinematography restored to its full splendor.

Full Review… | October 18, 2002
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Sven Nykvist's golden-hued cinematography perfectly suits Hesse's mind-expanding narrative of Buddhist enlightenment.

Full Review… | September 17, 2002
Village Voice
Top Critic

Rather than living on as reminder of India in the early 1900s, the film now exists as a period piece of another sort, namely, as a cult film of the psychedelic era.

Full Review… | July 11, 2002
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Unless you are fully into the subtleties of Hinduism, you are likely to find it rather flat and lethargic.

Full Review… | July 2, 2002
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Siddhartha

Beautiful scenery. A lonely quest. Hermann Hesse's novel brought to cinema. There was one scene where the main characters were traveling in a band of singing wanderers, and the music was joyful sounding. The rest aside, that was worth watching the whole movie for.

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