Rank: 46/100 in Top 100 Films Films

Pather Panchali is a drama film written and directed by Satyajit Ray based on a Bengali novel of the same name. It is the first film of the Apu trilogy which depicts the childhood of the protagonist Apu in the rural countryside of Bengal in the 1920s. It was Rays’ first feature film as well as the first movie from independent India to attract major international critical attention. It is today considered one of the greatest films ever made.

Movie Synopsis:

The film is a coming-of-age story of a young boy named Apu, and life in his small Indian village in the early years of the 20th century. Apu is born to a poor Brahmin family in Bengal. His father Harihar is a priest who dreams of becoming a successful poet and a playwright; he does not earn enough, but the mother Sarbajaya keeps the family going. Because of their limited resources, Sarbajaya resents having to share her home with Harihar’s elderly cousin: the old and helpless cripple Indir. Apu’s sister Durga is always getting into trouble for stealing guavas from the neighbour’s orchards for Indir. She cares for Apu like a good older sister but loves to affectionately tease him. Together, they make do with what they have and enjoy the simple joys of life.

Movie details:

  • Original Title: পথের পাঁচালী
  • Original Language: bn
  • Studio: NA
  • Director: Satyajit Ray
  • Actors: NA
  • Genre: Drama
  • Running Time: 122
  • Release Date: 1955-08-26
  • Vote Average: 7.9
  • Popularity: 4.623927
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Amazon Video
  • ASIN: B075YFR985
  • Product Group: Movie
  • Running Time: 122

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