Siddharth
Siddharth (2014)

Siddharth is the spellbinding and gorgeously wrought tale of one father's journey across India in search of his son. Mehendra is a chain-wallah, eking out a living fixing zippers on the bustling streets of New Delhi. To ease his… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 20, 2014
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

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.

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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post

"Siddharth" provides something more valuable than a tidy resolution: a glimpse of the complicated nature of life a world away.

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Radheyan Simonpillai
NOW Toronto

Mehta keeps his sociopolitical critique in the background, allowing it to inform but not interfere with his intimate and devastating story.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

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.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Like Vittorio De Sica's "The Bicycle Thief," the film uses downbeat themes to make a point about this particular society and life in general.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Powerful family drama.

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Peter Keough
Boston Globe

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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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

A spare, lean, and decidedly unsettling account of the ugly reality of child labor and child abduction in India.

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Jim Schembri
3AW

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.

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