“Pather Panchali” in the list of 50 best films

imageBengali film Pather Panchali has been included again in the list of 50 greatest films of all time. The voting was conducted by the British Film Institute’s reputed magazine Sight & Sound.

In 1956 the film won the Best Human Documentry Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road)

  • Based on the novel by Bengali writer Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay,
  • It is the first film of the famous Apu Trilogy.

The Apu Trilogy

It is a trilogy of 3 Bengali films directed by Satyajit Ray, these are:

  • Pather Panchali(Song of the Little Road)
  • Aparajito (The Unvanquished)
  • Apur Sansar (The World of Apu)

The films were based on two Bengali novels written by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay- Pather Panchali (1929) and Aparajito (1932). Ravi Shankar composed the music for the trilogy.


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