Pather Panchali (1955)
Critic Consensus: A film that requires and rewards patience in equal measure, Pather Panchali finds director Satyajit Ray delivering a classic with his debut.
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as Durga as a child
as Harihar Ray, Harihar the Father
as Apu/Sarbajaya the Mother
as Harihar the Father
as Durga (joven, Durga as a Cchild, Durga as a child
as Sarbojaya Ray
as Durga as a Young girl
as Indir Thakrun, Indirtharkun the old aunt
as Durga as a young girl
as Mrs. Mookerjee
as Ranu Mookerjee
as Mrs. Mookerji
as Nilmoni's wife
as Prasanna, school teacher
Critic Reviews for Pather Panchali
Satyajit Ray put India on the world map with this felt portrait of life in a Bengal village...
Pather Panchali will leave many images in the mind's ye and many impressions of another way of life.
The cast has been well selected and all the players seem completely unaware of the camera. The results are a film which is unvarnished and often painfully vivid.
Although Pather Panchali falls short of perfection in production, the acting is impeccable and it hits you right in the heart.
Ray has caught the sights and sounds of nature all about them -- beauty side by side with ugliness -- with a poet's sensitivity.
Audience Reviews for Pather Panchali
Nothing spectacular at all. Entirely overrated. I like old movies (and foreign films) but hardly anything happens in this one!
An impressive achievement considering that this was Ray's first film, and he displays an enormous confidence in the direction of this hypnotizing and realistic look into the life of a Bengali family struggling with poverty as witnessed by the eyes of an eight year-old boy.
it's hard to believe satyajit ray and his cinematographer had never worked on a film before this. they had observed renoir filming the river and with his encouragement and the inspiration of italian neorealism made this poetic masterpiece about life in a small bengal village circa 1920, a really timeless film. i love films about india and i'm looking forward to the rest of this series. there's huge natural talent at work here
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