Joel's Review of Pather Panchali
The first of the Apu Trilogy that have been labeled some of the most incredible films of all time. Director Satyajit Ray went away from the escapism of Bollywood & captured the raw struggle & simplicity of Rural life in a Bengal Village.
The story is simple... the world through the eyes of the young boy Apu as he comes to grip with his reality & his family's lot in life & his beautiful & innocent naiveness.
Beautifully made & performances are exceptional since there aren't many professional actors. This film is just as much stirring as it is stunning to watch, a beautiful beginning to a powerful trilogy.