Pather Panchali

"Very Good"

Pather Panchali Review


Satyajit Ray began his career with a film that still stands as possibly the best-known Indian film ever made, and regarded by many as one of the greats of all time. Ray's Pather Panchali is a bleak and sprawling work that, for the most part, focuses on a dirt poor Indian boy named Apu. He's born in this film, and watches his family wrestle with self-doubt and incredible destitution, only to see things get worse and worse. The depressing tale is backed by truly haunting black and white cinematography. Ignore the subtitles and it's almost like watching some of Chaplin's best works.


Pather Panchali

Facts and Figures

Run time: 119 mins

In Theaters: Monday 22nd September 1958

Distributed by: Sony Pictures Classics

Production compaines: Government of West Bengal

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Fresh: 33 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 8.2 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer:

Starring: as Sarbojaya Ray (Mutter), as Durga (die Tochter), as Apu (der Sohn), as Indira (die Tante), as Harihar (der Vater)

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