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  kamera.co.uk - film review - Pather Panchali directed by Satyajit Ray - reviewed by Yoram Allon
Pather Panchali, released in 1955, is the first film of director Satyajit Ray's Apu trilogy.
Pather Panchali, Ray's first foray into the film making world, was completed in 1955, and proceeded to win the top prize at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival.
Pather Panchali starts slowly, but builds inexorably towards a powerful climax as we come to know, and empathize with, the characters.
www.kamera.co.uk /reviews_extra/pather_panchali.php   (1276 words)

 The World of Pather Panchali
Anyone who has seen Pather Panchali knows that the film is an experience that sinks deep within and becomes a part of one’s being.
Pather Panchali is about Harihar Ray, a traditional Brahmin priest in the village of Nischindipur, in Bengal, who is unable to maintain his family and eventually has to leave for Banares in search of a better life.
The world of Pather Panchali as we receive it, derives its logic from the expressive rhythm of the portrayal of the village and people of Nischindipur.
www.geocities.com /cinemaofsatyajitray/worldapu.html   (1676 words)

 Pather Panchali - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pather Panchali (Bengali: পথের পাঁচালী Pôther Pãchali, aka Song of the Little Road), released in 1955, is the first film of director Satyajit Ray's Apu trilogy.
After the success of Pather Panchali, Ray was able to obtain a grant from the government of West Bengal, and completed the trilogy at the behest of the Prime Minister of India; this will indicate the extent of the first film's cultural impact.
Pather Panchali is mainly a portrayal of life in India in the 1920s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pather_Panchali   (972 words)

 Artificial Eye -Pather Panchali- ART231
'Pather Panchali' is the extraordinarily accomplished debut feature of Satyajit Ray, India's greatest film director and a member of the pantheon of the world's finest filmmakers.
The first instalment in the 'Apu' trilogy (followed by 'Aparajito' and 'The World of Apu') the film is adapted from Bibhutibhushan Banerjee's 1929 novel and tells the story of Apu, a young boy born into a poor but loving family living in a rural Bengali village.
Enormously touching in its simplicity, emotional sweep and visual beauty, 'Pather Panchali' was the first Indian film to achieve widespread international acclaim and established Ray as a master filmmaker.
www.artificial-eye.com /video/ART231/main.html   (133 words)

 Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road): A film by Satyajit Ray :: SatyajitRay.org
Pather Panchali is Ray's debut film, and the first film of his 'The Apu trilogy'.
The remaining two films of the trilogy, Aparajito and Apur Sansar, follow Apu as the son, the man and finally the father.
In the USA, Pather Panchali played at the 5th Avenue Playhouse for a record 36 weeks, breaking the previous record held by The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
www.satyajitray.org /films/pather.htm   (946 words)

 Screen the business of entertainment-Films-Vintage
Pather Panchali was too daringly different to appeal immediately to an audience brought up on a diet of high-pitched family dramas.
Pather Panchali drew rave notices for its imaginative photography, its lyrical poetry and its deep humanism.
It wasn’t just the theme music that made Pather Panchali memorable.The sequence in the rain, wordless but for the 3-minute solo piece on the sitar in Raag Desh, was another stroke of inspiration.
www.screenindia.com /20010427/fvintage1.html   (2352 words)

When I first saw Pather Panchali, I was put off by its meandering structure: as it seemed to lack the tight thematic focus I associate with great filmmaking, I grew impatient with its episodic approach to the narrative.
In a sense, Pather Panchali is about the silence of God as much as any Bergman opus, and as Apu's family weathers their various storms, it values personal strength over appeals to higher authorities.
Pather Panchali's fullscreen disc uses a source best described as less-than-optimal: scratches are fairly constant throughout the film, with one scene practically jittering off the sprockets; as far as the transfer is concerned, it gets by with reasonable sharpness, though shadow detail is slightly poor.
filmfreakcentral.net /dvdreviews/apudvds.htm   (903 words)

 Pather Panchali
So in Pather Panchali the structure of the centre as we have witnessed hierarchised with the Promethean theme/suggestions for social change in rural Bengal and the reversal of the hierarchy deployed as suggestions for social change in rural Bengal/ Promethean theme.
The unfocused centre of Pather Panchali is non-visible with the co-existence of art/ poverty in its nucleus.
The signs inherent in the frames, consists of images/ archetypes and music and sound or the similes, metaphors, synecdoche etc. produced by images and sounds to keep the characters and spectators in the thematic motion of the film or the continuous moving process of signification are complex and differential.
www.geocities.com /postmodernismandcinema/derrida.html   (4673 words)

 Pather Panchali - Moviefone
Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road): A film by Satyajit Ray...
Pather Panchali is Ray's debut film, and the first film of his 'The Apu trilogy';.
Pather Panchali (1955) Disregarding this consideration, the ensemble acting in Pather Panchali is...
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 Amazon.com: Pather Panchali: DVD: Kanu Bannerjee,Karuna Bannerjee,Subir Bannerjee,Uma Das Gupta,Chunibala Devi,Runki ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Pather Panchali tells the story of a family inching slowly and irrevocably, over the course of several years, toward the edge of financial and emotional disaster.
Pather Panchali is a moving story of a rural family cursed with bad luck.
"Pather Panchali" was also known as "The Lament of the Path," "The Saga of the Road," and "Song of the Road," all of which give you a sense of the meaning and import of the title.
www.amazon.com /Pather-Panchali-Kanu-Bannerjee/dp/B0000C9JFR   (2817 words)

 Apu Trilogy :: SatyajitRay.org
Pather Panchali, eventually, became the first film of a trilogy.
Pather Panchali tells the story of a poor family living in a Bengal village.
In Pather Panchali - Apu and his sister Durga, in Aparajito - Apu and his mother, and in Apur Sansar - Apu, his wife and his son form the core of the films.
members.tripod.com /satyajit_ray/about_ray/apu_trilogy.htm   (856 words)

 The Harvard Crimson :: News :: Pather Panchali
In Pather Panchali, director Satyijit Ray has recorded certain portions of the life of an Indian family over a ten year period, describing the interaction of the five important characters: the mother and father, a daughter, a young son, and an old sick aunt.
There is no doubt that Pather Panchali is a remarkable film; there are some spots which have amazing impact, and the photography throughout is magnificent.
For Pather Panchali, remarkable as it may be, is something of a chore to sit through.
www.thecrimson.com /article.aspx?ref=165870   (517 words)

 The Hindu : National : Pather Panchali feted
Pather Panchali had received one of the major awards of the event, the `Best Human Document', in 1956.
The faultless Pather Panchali screening was largely due to the preservation efforts of the Film Foundation founded by the American Martin Scorsese along with Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, Stanley Kubrick, George Lucas, Sydney Pollack, Robert Redford, Steven Spielberg and later joined by Robert Altman and Clint Eastwood.
Pather Panchali was restored by the Academy Film Archive and the Renoir film by the archive in association with the British Film Institute, Janus Film and the Hollywood Press Association.
www.hindu.com /2005/05/13/stories/2005051305032000.htm   (286 words)

 Pather Panchali—An Intensely Personal Review at Random Thoughts of a Demented Mind
If there is something at the heart of Pather Panchali, it is this overwhelming power of life that asserts itself even in the face of poverty, misery and death.
“Pather Panchali” has its critics not the least of whom were gentle white folk who got up midscreening in New York because they were repulsed seeing people eating with their fingers.
My favorite “Pather Panchali” moment is when after Durga’s death, Apu throws the necklace which she stole (and whose hiding spot only Apu knew) into the pond and the lotus leaves cover up the place where the necklace enters the water— the burial of a small secret memory in collusion with Nature.
greatbong.net /2005/07/27/pather-panchali-an-intensely-personal-review   (2407 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Pather Panchali at Epinions.com
These are the facts of the case for Satyajit Ray’s debut film Pather Panchali (which translates as “The Song of the Little Road”) filmed between 1950 and 1954 in India.
Pather Panchali became the first segment of the so-called “Apu Trilogy.” Together with Aparajito (1956) and The World of Apu (1959), it comprises an adaptation of a famous serial novel by Bibhuti Banerjee about the childhood, teen years, and early adulthood of Apu.
The Story: Pather Panchali is set in the Bengali village of Nishchindipur in the 1920’s.
www.epinions.com /content_136831274628   (2011 words)

 Biography - Making of Pather Panchali :: SatyajitRay.org
While looking for financial backers, he approached widow of Bibhuti Bhusan Banerjee, the writer of Pather Panchali for film rights.
Pather Panchali was to be shot in sequence as Ray had realized that he would be learning as they went along.
The first print of Pather Panchali came out at night before it was to be dispatched.
www.satyajitray.org /bio/making_pather_panchali.htm   (1229 words)

 Pather Panchali (1955) - A Review by David Nusair
The camerawork isn't perfect and the acting is occasionally mediocre, but Satyajit Ray's Pather Panchali is nevertheless a compelling and surprisingly moving tale of a poor family trying to get by.
Ray, who also wrote the script, funded the majority of Pather Panchali with his own money and cast his family and friends in pivotal roles.
Pather Panchali moves at an incredibly slow pace, but the film never becomes boring - although Ray might've been well advised to cut down the running time (at over two hours, there are a number of sequences that go on longer than necessary).
www.reelfilm.com /pather.htm   (447 words)

 Jabberwock: Notes on Ray (Rai?) films 1: Pather Panchali   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Pather Panchali: Ray’s first film, still his best known (in both India and the West) and cited on many lists/polls as the Best Indian Film Ever Made - all of which has inevitably led to a trend of revisionism where we are repeatedly assured that it isn’t really his best.
But here’s my take on Pather Panchali, and naturally it’s a personal one: it’s among a very select band of films that I just couldn’t tear my eyes away from, at least the first couple of times I saw it.
Anangbhai: Pather Panchali wasn't up against Rashomon in any festival - one film was made in 1955, the other in 1950.
jaiarjun.blogspot.com /2005/07/notes-on-ray-rai-films-1-pather.html   (1088 words)

 Review on Pather Panchali - Movie by sheermelody on MouthShut.com
The last time I saw Pather Panchali was when I was twelve years old, and needless to say, the beauty of the film failed to impress me, child that I was.
Pather Panchali is a deeply moving film, and possibly a film which defined the neo-realist movement in India.
Aparajito and Apur Sansar were two extremely likeable films, but somehow, what made Pather Panchali special, was it’s rustic beauty, the rawness in the treatment, the directness in the finishing touches.
www.mouthshut.com /review/Pather_Panchali-115073-1.html   (865 words)

 Pather Panchali (1955)
Outwardly a reassuringly peaceful reflection of one Brahman family, Pather Panchali calmly demonstrates the fragility of this serene illusion.
Its essence lies entirely in the domain of the Ray family; the incidents from which their lives are composed form the tapestry of the story.
Disregarding this consideration, the ensemble acting in Pather Panchali is superb, with it there are scarce words to describe the quiet power invoked.
www.film.u-net.com /Movies/Reviews/Pather_Panchali.html   (956 words)

 Pather Panchali - Kanu Banerjee, Karuna Banerje, Subir Banerjee
PATHER PANCHALI (SONGS OF THE LITTLE ROAD) is his extraordinary debut feature (1955): the first instalment in the Apu Trilogy (followed by APARAJITO (THE UNVANQUISHED) (1956) and APUR SANSAR (THE WORLD OF APU) (1959).
PATHER PANCHALI is adapted from Bibhutibhushan Banerjee's 1929 novel and tells the story of Apu, a young boy born into a poor but loving family, living in a rural Bengali village.
The exclusive screening at The Chelsea Cinema on August 26, 2005, marks the 50th anniversary of release of PATHER PANCHALI in India in 1955.
www.phase9.tv /movies/patherpanchali.shtml   (505 words)

 Movie Info for Pather Panchali on MSN Movies
Pather Panchali (Father Panchali), Indian director Satyajit Ray's first feature film, relates the story of an impoverished Bengalese family.
When the father (Karuna Bannerjee) leaves for the city to pursue a writing career, the mother (Karuna Banerji) is left with the responsibility of caring for the rest of the brood.
A multiple award winner, Pather Panchali was the first of Ray's celebrated "Apu Trilogy" (the other two entries were 1956's Aparajito and 1959's The World of Apu).
entertainment.msn.com /movies/movie.aspx?m=19040   (215 words)

 FilmJudge - Pather Panchali (1955)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Pather Panchali is the first film in the Apu trilogy and is based on a novel of the same name by Bibhutibhusan Banerjee.
It first appeared in 1955 and is also known as Song of the Road or Song of the Little Road.
Pather Panchali is about another place, time, and people very different from what we know on this side of the world.
www.filmjudge.ca /p/patherpanchali.htm   (752 words)

 Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He is most well known for the epic Pather Panchali (The story of the road), made into the memorable film trilogy by Satyajit Ray.
This is not necessarily a commonly-held view, as the Apu Trilogy is considered to be among the finest films in the history of cinema.
However, the unavailability of a proper translation of "Pather Panchali" makes it an issue hard for the English-speaking audience to resolve: the most commonly available translation is a truncated version of the novel.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bibhutibhushan_Bandopadhyay   (617 words)

 The unsung verses of Pather Panchali, by Dhritiman Chaterji - Satyajit Ray Film and Study Collection, UCSC
One of the most perceptive comments about the film was made by one of our most perceptive film critics, Chidananda Das Gupta, in a 1981 article: "For all the sensation Pather Panchali caused at the time, it had done apparently no more than transfer the values of other contemporary arts to the cinema.
Pather Panchali was in many ways a product of its times, born in a particular social, political and artistic context.
When we fret about the "legacy" of Pather Panchali and its "relevance" today, there are some hard questions we have to ask ourselves: where has the spirit of adventure gone?
satyajitray.ucsc.edu /articles/chaterji.html   (897 words)

 Pather Panchali Movie, Review, Cast for Pather Panchali | TVGuide.com
Satyajit Ray's debut film, and the first installment in his "Apu Trilogy," quietly and intently studies a family living in the grip of poverty in a Bengal village.
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 Review on Pather Panchali - Movie by patenik2 on MouthShut.com
Satyajit Ray’s debut feature, Pather Panchali (1955) is the complex study of why families are forced to migrate for better life and better opportunities.
Pather Panchali is first part of this series portraying rural life and takes viewers straight into ancient world of simple life where freshly picked fruits are invaluable commodities.
Take a look at the scene where aunt is walking slowly when Durga’s mother scold her for teaching bad habits to Durga and later same aunt walks fast paced when she leaves the house (surprisingly watching aunts fighting for her rights are the funny moments of the movie).
mouthshut.com /review/Pather_Panchali-115832-1.html   (912 words)

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