Pather Panchali (1957)

Pather Panchali
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 55mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation
Keywords N/A
Status Released
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Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Dulal Dutta Editor n/a 172 7000001
Subrata Mitra Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhaya Source Material (from novel) n/a 120793 4000002
Satyajit Ray Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Ravi Shankar Music n/a 120781 8000001
Ravi Shankar Performer n/a 120819 8000002
Bhupen Ghose Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Banshi Chandra Gupta Art Director art direction 183 9000002
Dulal Dutta Set Decorator n/a 165 9000001
Satyajit Ray Producer n/a 3 3000001
Satyajit Ray Director n/a 2 2000001
Uma Das Gupta Actor Durga--As a Young Girl 1 1000005
Runki Banerji Actor Durga--As a Child 1 1000004
Subir Banerji Actor Apu--Son 1 1000003
Karuna Banerji Actor Mother 1 1000002
Chunibala Devi Actor Old Aunt 1 1000006
Reva Devi Actor Mrs Mookerji 1 1000007
Harimoran Nag Actor Doctor 1 1000010
Tulshi Chakraborty Actor Schoolmaster 1 1000009
Rama Gangopadhaya Actor Mrs Mookerji's Daughter 1 1000008
Kanu Banerji Actor Father 1 1000001
Synopsis
A boy named Apu is born to a poor Brahmin family living in its ancestral village in Bengal, India in 1920. The father, Harihar, a poet and lay priest, earns so little money that the family can barely keep going. Each day is a struggle for survival. The daughter, Durga, is constantly stealing food, and the wife, Sarbajaya, bickers with their old aunt who lives next door. Harihar gets a new job at the treasury but, after six years, nothing changes, so when he has an offer of an even better job in a nearby village, he leaves. When he returns home, bearing gifts and money, he learns that his daughter has died. Facing the situation head on, Harihar decides to take his family out of the village to a new life in the holy city of Benares.
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