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One of the greatest directors of modern cinema, Satyajit Ray became an instant success with his debut film, PATHER PANCHALI (Song of the Little Road). The first Indian film to ever become a hit in the West, PATHER PANCHALI is the moving story of a rural family cursed with bad luck. Father Hari is adreamer and poet, while his hard-working wife struggles to feed the family. But Durga, a free-spirited and petty thief, brings tragedy to the family in a moment's carelessness. Awarded many prizes atfilm festivals all over the world, PATHER PANCHALI catapulted Satyajit Ray to international acclaimand launched one of the cinema's most distinguished careers.
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I love this movie and own it on VHS. I was looking for a DVD copy. For the sellere whos is asking $399 for a new copy, that is shameful. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Greg
Legendary cinematographer Satyajit Ray started his film direction career with this film "Pather Panchali" (A Song of the Little Road), which was made in Bengali langue and released... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Dr Anup K Das
This is an extraordinary film, probably one of the world's greatest and I was grateful to find it so easily on Amazon.Published 20 months ago by Sister David Paula
Break through film with practically unscripted reality. A study rather than an entertainment. Moves slowly yet every movement speaks loudly and reveals much.Published 24 months ago by Joyce L. Buckley
I love foreign films because they tell the truth of the human condition unlike Hollywood-studio movies that usually sugar-coat life. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Ron
The film is absolutely brilliant. I saw it first when I was 15: many scenes stayed with me over the past 50 years. One of the great films. But, I found the copy mediocre. Read morePublished on July 29, 2013 by Judy Tuwaletstiwa
When is enough - enough? The story is about an impoverished family in the rural countryside of Bengal in the 1920s. Read morePublished on May 28, 2011 by The Inquisitor
A masterpiece in Black and White. The story, camera-work, natural acting will remain with you forever! Understated elegance of epic proportions!!Published on January 25, 2009 by Tutun