Thursday, 13 September 2012

Pather Panchali (1955 movie)

Directed by: Satyajit Ray
Released: 1955
Country: India

Plot synopsis
The film is about the family of Harihar Roy, a poor priest. The family consists of Harihar's wife, Sarbajaya, a daughter, Durga, and a son, Apu, and also Indir Thakrun, Apu and Durga's elderly aunt. Neighbors are always complaining that Durga steals fruits from their gardens.

The film tells the story of the family's struggling life. 

Based on the novel by Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay.


Kanu Banerjee as Harihar Roy
Karuna Banerjee as Sarbajaya Roy
Subir Banerjee as Apu Roy
Uma Dasgupta as Durga Roy
Chunibala Devi as Indir Thakrun


Pather Panchali was a critically acclaimed film and won both national and international awards. It is often considered one of the greatest films ever made.

My Opinion

Pather Panchali is a great movie- it is emotional, interesting, and has a touching story. Especially remarkable are the acting- Subir Banerjee, Uma Dasgupta, give excellent performances. Chunibala Devi, at the old age of 80, gave an excellent performance in the movie. 

 4 out of 5.

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