Not Rated | | Drama
Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work.
"Panther Panchali" is the first film from independent India to attract major international critical attention. It not only won India's "National Film Award for Best Feature Film" in 1955; but, also, the "Best Human Document" award at the 1956 Cannes... ...
Didi, have you ever seen a train?
Sarbojaya Ray: Don't lie.
Apu: You know where the tracks are? Where?
Durga: Past the big meadow and beyond the rice fields.
Apu: Shall we go one day?
Although the film is set in early 20th Century rural India (a time in which public health campaigns presumably did not exist), when Apu and Durga are shown hiding in the fields waiting to catch a glimpse of the train, a vaccination mark is clearly visible on the right arm of Uma Das Gupta, who portrays Durga.
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