Pather Panchali Reviews

April 3, 2017
Extremely touching in its simplicity, emotional range and visual beauty, it's no wonder it became the first Indian film to achieve widespread international acclaim and establish Ray as a master filmmaker.
May 4, 2015
Beautiful, sometimes funny, and full of love, it brought a new vision of India to the screen.
Top Critic
October 17, 2011
It is a pastoral poem dappled with the play of brilliant images and strong, dark feelings, a luminous revelation of Indian life in language that all the world can understand.
October 24, 2007
Fresh as a daisy after all these years, Satyajit Ray's 1955 spellbinder comes underpinned by a tumultuous Ravi Shankar sitar and paints a ground's-eye portrait of life in an impoverished Bengali village.
October 24, 2007
Satyajit Ray's beautiful first feature.
October 24, 2007
Film justly won the 'most human document award' at the 1956 Cannes Film Fest, unveiling a mature film talent in director Satyajit Ray.
June 24, 2006
A masterpiece, inarguably.
May 20, 2003
There are lovely little threads in the strange fabric. It's a film that takes patience to be enjoyed.
May 13, 2002
It is a luminous, transcendental masterpiece.
April 24, 2002
A patiently and poetically observed account of the life of a struggling family in a Bengali village.
March 21, 2001
The great, sad, gentle sweep of The Apu Trilogy remains in the mind of the moviegoer as a promise of what film can be.
January 1, 2000
One of the legendary debuts in the history of film -- deservedly so.
January 1, 2000
This is the kind of motion picture that will stay with you for hours, or perhaps even days, after you've left the theater, and that's a rare characteristic for any movie.