52nd edition

Pather Panchali

Satyajit Ray

Fortnight 1995, Feature film, 1h 55

Synopsis

Nishchindipur, in the heart of Bengal, 1910. Harihar Ray’s family – his wife Sarbojaya and daughter Durga – live poorly in the ancestral house. Indir, an elderly widow and distant relative of Harihar, lives with them. Sarbojaya gives birth to a boy, Apu. Six years later. Harihar leaves in the hope of making money. Sarbojaya stays alone with her children, in growing misery. When Monsoon breaks out Durga catches a cold and dies. Harihar returns and decides to leave the village with his family…

Casting

  • Kanu Banerjee
  • Karuna Banerjee
  • Subir Banerjee
  • Uma Das Gupta

Team

Screenplay
Satyajit Ray, d’après le roman de Bibhutibhusan Banerjee

Image
Subrata Mitra

Sound
Bhupen Ghosh

Editing
Dulal Dutta

Music
Ravi Shankar

Set decoration
Bansi Chandragupta

Production

Production : Government of West Bengal Distribution : Merchant Ivory