Gautama Buddha (film)

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Tathagatha Buddha: The Life & Times of Gautama Buddha
Tathagatha Buddha film DVD cover.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Allani Sridhar
Produced by K. Raja Sekhar
Written by
Based on Gautam Buddha
by Sadguru Sivananda Murty
Music by Shashi Preetam
Cinematography Madhu Mahankali
Dharmapatha Creations
Release date
  • 15 February 2008 (2008-02-15)
Running time
135 minutes
Country India

Tathagatha Buddha: The Life & Times of Gautama Buddha (Hindi: बुद्ध), also known as Gautama Buddha and as The Path Finder, is a multilingual feature film on the life and times of the Buddha directed by Allani Sridhar and is based upon the story by Sadguru Sivananda Murty.[1][2] The film was released in Telugu in 2007[2] and in other languages in 2008.


Initially released in 2007 by Dharmapatha Creations, the film tells the story of Siddhartha Gautama, Prince of Kapilavastu, situated in Nepal, who lived during 6th century B.C. He was born on Vaisakha Poornima. The history of his family - The Ikshvaku dynasty is traceable to pre-Ramayana times. Renouncing the life and responsibility of a king, Siddhartha Gautama sought a solution to human misery. Ever in the midst of the great Indian religious and spiritual traditions, he noticed what was most needed by all people - Dharma, and Non-violence. He sought a direct path to salvation. He was a lone pathfinder who inspired the religions that eventually spread to China, Japan, and to the United States and Europe as late as the 20th Century.


Filming took place primarily in Ramoji Film City, Annapurna, Manchirevula, Bodh Gaya, and Lumbini, and was in post-production by July 2007. [1] The film's audio had its launch by Chief Minister Dr. Rajasekhar Reddy in November 2007, at which event he praised the film and director by saying that "the film and its message were the need of the hour as people were getting tired of all the violence around them"[2] The film was produced and released in three different languages; as Tadgatha Buddha in Hindi, as Gautama Buddha in Telugu, and as The Path Finder in English.[3]



This film all music composed by Shashi Preetam & all Lyrics by Dr. D. K. Goyal in Hindi.

No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Raj Mahal Sunsaan Pada Hai" Kumar Sanu 1:30


Tathagatha Buddha was a hit at Box Office. The Hindu wrote that the director breaks new ground in revealing the fascinating story of Prince Siddhartha and his spiritual transformation into the Buddha, the great teacher who changed the entire world.[3]

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  1. ^ a b staff (27 June 2007). "'Buddha' with a message of peace". Indiaglitz. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c staff (26 November 2007). "'Gautama Buddha' Audio Launched". Indiaglitz. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Chowdhary, Y. Sunita (28 December 2007). "Buddha on big screen". The Hindu. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 

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