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Siddhartha
Directed by Conrad Rooks
Written by Conrad Rooks
Starring Shashi Kapoor
Simi Garewal
Romesh Sharma
Music by Hemant Kumar
Cinematography Sven Nykvist
Running time 89 min.
Language English

Siddhartha (1972) is a film based on the novel of the same name by Herman Hesse, directed by Conrad Rooks. It was shot on location in Northern India, and features work by noted cinematographer Sven Nykvist.

The locations used for the film were the holy city of Rishikesh and the private estates and palaces of the Maharajah of Bharatpur. [1].

Plot

The film tells the story of the young Siddhartha (played by Shashi Kapoor), born in the rich family, and his search for a meaningful way of life. This search takes him through periods of harsh asceticism, sensual pleasures, material wealth, then self-revulsion and eventually to the oneness and harmony with himself that he had been seeking. Siddhartha learns that the secret of life cannot be passed on from one person to another, but must be achieved through inner experience.

Controversy

Simi Garewal's nude scene caused controversy in India. The Indian Censor Board, at that time, did not even permit on-screen kissing in Indian films. [2].

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