About the film
Release Date: October 31, 1961
|Slogan||:||«It depicts the life of Buddha, the founder of Buddhism.»|
|Production Companies||:||Daiei Film|
|Producers||:||Masaichi Nagata, Akinari Suzuki|
An Indian prince leaves his world of comfort and riches behind to wander and meditate for six years in search of spiritual enlightenment. Siddartha (Cojoin Hong) turns his back on the old religion when people are starving needlessly and holy rituals include human sacrifices. During his meditations, he is tempted by erotic dancing women, demons, and the evil machinations of his criminal cousin. Devastate to attain the spiritual perfection and become the Buddha. He travels to convert followers by his kindness and wisdom, gaining a multitude of believers when he stops an elephant from crushing a local priest. Buddha of course goes on to become one of the great religious leaders of the world.