5 Films By Satyajit Ray You Should Watch

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1. Aranyer Din Ratri (Days and Nights in the Forest) - 1970:

Aranyer Din Ratri delves into the lives of four friends from Calcutta who embark on a weekend trip to the countryside. The film explores their interactions with the local people and their own introspection as they seek respite from city life.

2. Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road) - 1955:

Considered Ray's magnum opus, Pather Panchali is a poignant tale of a young boy named Apu growing up in rural Bengal. The film beautifully depicts Apu's journey through poverty, loss, and the trials of life.

3. Aparajito (The Unvanquished) - 1956:

The second installment of Ray's Apu Trilogy, Aparajito, continues the story of Apu as he leaves his village to pursue education in the city. The film explores Apu's struggles and sacrifices, highlighting the tension between ambition and familial responsibilities.

4. Apur Sansar (The World of Apu) - 1959:

The final chapter in the Apu Trilogy, Apur Sansar, follows Apu's adulthood as he navigates love, loss, and the pursuit of his artistic aspirations. Ray adeptly captures the complexities of human emotions, bringing depth and realism to Apu's character.

5. Mahanagar (The Big City) - 1963:

Mahanagar takes us on a journey into the life of Arati, a middle-class housewife in Calcutta who decides to take up employment to support her family. The film delves into Arati's struggle for self-identity and the societal norms she challenges.

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