Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work. Alone, his wife, Sarbojaya, looks after her rebellious daughter, Durga, and her young son, Apu, as well as Harihar's elderly aunt Indir. The children enjoy the small pleasures of their difficult life, while their parents suffer the daily indignities heaped upon them.

  1. Satyajit Ray

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay


Top Billed Cast

  1. Subir Banerjee

    Subir Banerjee

    Apurba Ray

  2. Uma Das Gupta

    Uma Das Gupta

    Durga Ray

  3. Karuna Banerjee

    Karuna Banerjee

    Sarbojaya Ray

  4. Kanu Bannerjee

    Kanu Bannerjee

    Harihar Ray

  5. Chunibala Devi

    Chunibala Devi

    Indir Thakrun

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Original Title পথের পাঁচালী

Status Released

Release Information

  • September 28, 1955


Original Language Bengali

Runtime 2h 5m

Budget -

Revenue $536,364.00



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