Siddharth Reviews

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August 30, 2019
Some first rate performances tend to override the film's smaller faults to concoct a gravely serious and affecting film.
August 16, 2017
Joyous, heartrending and illuminating, Siddharth is a film that's more about how the daunting journey changes a family than where it takes them.
August 14, 2017
When everyone's desperate and looking out for themselves, it's easy to slip through the cracks as Siddharth does.
May 16, 2016
It's a striking and polished addition to the catalogue of recent cinema set in India and is a bracing antidote to the spit-shined glibness of Slumdog Millionaire.
March 22, 2016
The film is made up of details, and these details create characters who are human beings and not just one dimensional victims.
February 20, 2015
Simple but engrossing, Canadian director Richie Mehta's Siddharth is the story of an Indian father searching for his missing son, and offers a window into the lives of India's working poor that goes beyond the familiar issues of food and shelter.
February 19, 2015
Tension builds along with hopelessness but Mehta avoids making judgments or giving easy answers about the circumstances that led to Siddharth being sent off to work.
February 18, 2015
Mehta keeps his sociopolitical critique in the background, allowing it to inform but not interfere with his intimate and devastating story.
December 4, 2014
Powerful family drama.
October 17, 2014
By any fair measure, Siddharth is a very good example of world cinema, offering us a window into a world we would not otherwise see. But be cautioned: it is not exactly an "up" film.
October 16, 2014
By the end, it feels like you're the only one who helped carry Mahendra's horrifying burden in a heavily-populated country.
October 12, 2014
There's not a hint of melodrama here, and the tale is all the more compelling for it. For a film set half a world away, Siddharth hits very close to home.
October 9, 2014
I think it's a very interesting story, a slightly frustrating one but very vibrant use of the locations.
October 9, 2014
The performances are splendid.
October 9, 2014
A stirring central performance caps a modest yet moving slice of a life fictionalised in its details but real in its sorrow.
October 9, 2014
It's a sophisticated neo-realist film, beautifully shot and edited to reflect the sense of time and resignation in Indian culture.
October 4, 2014
Propelled by a hauntingly beautiful music score, Richie Mehta's film about a missing 12 year old boy and the father who searches for him is profoundly sad, as it reveals disturbing truths.
August 22, 2014
It pains me to say this, but I'd almost prefer the mindlessness of "Taken" over the social preaching of "Siddharth."
August 22, 2014
A modern-day neo-realistic fable and genuine spiritual journey. Beautifully shot and acted. See this.
August 21, 2014
Though at times "Siddharth" can resemble a well-photographed report on India's social and economic ills, Mehta subtly employs different styles to sustain the poetry, poignancy, and drama.
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