A film by Richie Mehta
“CRITIC’S PICK! Touching...a cleareyed neorealist film in the tradition of Satyajit Ray!.” —Stephen Holden, The New York Times
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 financial woes, he sends twelve-year-old Siddharth to work in a distant factory. When the boy doesn’t come home for the Diwali holiday, Mehendra and his wife Suman slowly begin to suspect that he was kidnapped by child traffickers. With few resources and no connections, Mehendra desperately travels to Punjab and Mumbai with the hope that whoever took Siddharth might return him unharmed. A powerful family drama both heart-rending and suspenseful, Siddharth won Best Film (and Best Director for Richie Mehta) at the South Asian International Film Festival and was an Official Selection of Human Rights Watch.
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
- HD transfer enhanced for widescreen viewing
- 5.1 Soundtrack
- 60 minutes of video extras including: The making of Siddharth; Recording the score; and 6 additional deleted scenes
- Commentary Audio with Director, Screenwriter and Editor Richie Mehta
- Commentary Audio with Producers Steven N. Bray, David Miller, and Director of Photography Bob Gundu
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