Friday, 11 May 2018


- Manoj Kulkarni

I remembered film 'Little Buddha' made in renowned Italian filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci! After his 9 'Oscars' winner 'The Last Emperor' (1987) he directed this French-British drama film with the same producer Jeremy Thomas!

Important scene of Bertolucci's film 'Little Buddha'!
It tells the story of the quest of group of monks led by Lama Norbu to seek out the reincarnation of his Buddhist teacher! Bertolucci himself wrote this story on which Rudy Wultizer & Mark Peploe wrote screenplay! 
This film cinematographed by Vittorio Storaro and edited by Pietro Scalia..And Ryuichi Sakamoto composed the music!
Rajeshwari Sachdev & Keanu Reeves in 
Bertolucci's film 'Little Buddha' (1993).

In acting Ruocheng Ying was in Lama Norbu's character and Alex Wiesendanger played the boy Jess Conrad whom they searched! With them artists like Chris Isaak & Bridget Fonda were in it. And Keanu Reeves portraited Prince Siddhartha (the Buddha before his enlightenment). Our beautiful Rajeshwari Sachdev also acted in this film!
I am with Mr. Bertolucci in 'IFFI'!

This film received mixed to positive reviews!..However was very successful in France!..But my personal opinion is different!

On this occasion I remembered meeting it's filmmaker Bertolucci in our 'International Film Festival of India', 1999 at Hyderabad!

Tribute to this film on it's silver jubilee year!!

- Manoj Kulkarni
['Chitrasrushti', Pune, India]

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