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Siddartha is a 1972 movie based on the Herman Hesse novel of the same name. It was shot on location in Northern India and directed by Conrad Hooks. The movie features an all-Indian music score. A nude scene caused major controversy India at the time of the film’s release. The movie starred Shashi Kapoor. The film tells the story of the young Siddartha (Kapoor) on his journey towards enlightenment. Siddartha became Buddha and the founder of one of the world’s major religions. The young Siddartha was born into a wealthy family. He enjoyed wealth and sensual pleasures before turning away from them to look for a more meaningful life. Hesse’s novel was popular with the counterculture engaged in similar spiritual journeys. The film has wonderful cinematography and engages the audience at a spiritual level.

| 1973 | 1 hr 29 min | 6.7/10 | 80/100
Shashi Kapoor, Simi Garewal, Romesh Sharma, Pinchoo Kapoor
Conrad Rooks
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Also starring Simi Garewal