Song of the road = Pather panchali

India, 1955

Film
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Adapted from the novel of the same name by Bibhutibhusan Banerji, this is the first part of Satyajit Ray’s renowned trilogy of films about Apu, the son of a would-be writer in a small Bengal village, who grows up in poverty before setting off with what remains of his family to seek a living in Benares. It shows Apu as a young boy experiencing his first taste of the delights and tragedies of life. The film is universally regarded as a great work of poetic cinema. Music provided by Ravi Shankar. Bengali dialogue with English subtitles.

Credits

director

Satyajit Ray

production company

Government of West Bengal

Language

Bengali

Duration

01:55:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

39514

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Adaptations

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → India - Social life and customs

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - India

Foreign language films

Literature → Indian literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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