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Siddhartha

Siddhartha is a 1972 Indo-American film based on the 1922 novel of the same name by Hermann 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.

Plot

The film tells the story of the young Siddhartha (played by Shashi Kapoor), born in a 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 has 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.

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    author
    contentLocation India
    director Conrad Rooks
    editor Willy Kemplen
    genre drama
    keywords one person rich family way of life
    musicBy Hemanta Kumar Mukhopadhyay
    publisher Columbia Pictures
    theme northern