“Siddharth” Screening


Indiana Historical Society Fri, Aug 18, 2017 1:00 PM
Film Info
Film Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2013
Runtime:96 min
Production Country:CANADA, INDIA
Original Language:Hindi
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Richie Mehta
Cast:Tannishtha Chatterje
Anurag Arora
Rajesh Tailang
Suman Saini


Join Heartland Film for a screening of 2014 Heartland Film Festival Grand Prize Winner, Narrative Feature Siddharth.

Film Synopsis: Siddharth is the story of an impoverished and anguished father journeying across India in search of his only son who has disappeared. Mahendra 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 does not return for Diwali, as promised, Mahendra and his wife slowly come to accept that Siddharth could have been abducted by child traffickers. With few resources and virtually no experience of the world outside of Delhi, Mahendra bravely sets out for the Punjab, and Mumbai, hoping against hope to find his son unharmed.