Movie Review

Pather Panchali (1955)

My second day at 10th Chennai Film Festival. I wanted to go for a Hungarian movie that was being screened in the Inox-2 screen, instead, I found myself delayed and in the Inox-3 screen. Here legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s acclaimed movie Pather Panchali was being shown. I have been wanting to see this movie, but somehow carried an impression it will be too slow for me to watch. When I saw the movie I liked it a lot. For a movie made in 1955 this movie was remarkable in all aspects – the depicting of a common village life, struggles of poor shown without any cinema polishing, the scenes, characters and the editing. You realise how many movies made in the last six decades across India & Worldwide have been influenced by this movie.