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Pather Panchali or Song of the Little Road, film by Satyajit Ray

Pather Panchali, or Song of the Little Road, was created in 1955. This film’s primary language is Bengali, West Bengal, India and is 115 minutes in length. This movie was created by Satyajit Ray, and was inspired by the novel “Pather Panchali” by Indian author Bibhutibhushan Banerjee.

As the first film in the Indian Cinema collection the Apu Trilogy, this film portrays the innocent childhood of Apu, set in the Bengal countryside in the 1920s. Apu’s father Harihar Ray lives in his familial home with his depleted family. As a priest earning only meager wages, he dreams of writing poetry and plays.

The role of Apu was played by Subir Banerjee, Harihar Ray was played by Kanu Banerjee, and Sarbajaya by Karuna Banerjee.

This film was directed by Satyajit Ray, with a screenplay inspired by the works of Bibhutibhushan Banerjee. Production of the film was possible with assistance from the Government of West Bengal. Cinematography was overseen by Subrata Mitra, Editing by Dulal Dutta, Art Direction by Bansi Chandragupta and sound production by Bhupen Ghosh. The film's U.S. Distributor was Merchant-Ivory / Sony Pictures Classics, and the film's soundtrack was composed by Pandit Ravi Shankar.

Some awards include (but are not limited to):
• Best Human Document. Cannes. 1956
• Diploma of Merit. Edinburgh. 1956