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What is the reason that after the completion of one hundred and ten years of Indian cinema, despite the maximum number of cinema being made in Hindi, despite super-duper hit films coming from the south, the British magazine ‘Sight and Sound’, when the year of 2022 passes When we list ‘All Time Great’ films, does it remind us of the Bengali film ‘Pather Panchali’ released on 26 August 1955?

When there is no question of ‘Indian cinema’ in the world of ‘better cinema’, when Indian cinema is empty of Oscars, when the Indian cinema yearning for an Oscar is remembered by the Oscars, then only Satyajit Ray Appears, to whom he comes to India and hands over the Life Time Achievement Award to them at their home (hospital). That is, be it ‘Pather Panchali’ or other films of Satyajit Ray, these are the only synonyms of Indian cinema for the world.

The amount that Hindi and South Indian cinema spent in the making of a film is getting closer to the number of billion in counting, it does not even come close to that ‘Pather Panchali’ which was spent in 1952-55 in a meager amount of only one and a half to two lakhs. Was made Even after calculating the inflation, see that two lakhs of 1958 will be less than one crore seventy-five lakhs in 2022. That is, a film made in a regional language, made with almost no money, is heavy on the entire one hundred and ten years of Indian cinema.

By the way, whoever has said, has said the truth, ‘Films are not made with money but with passion’. In the context of films, this phrase may have come into existence only after seeing the film madness of Manek da (Satyajit Ray).

Leaving aside the matter of money, we come to know that this film is made by a person who is a painter by profession and an artist. People want to leave the ‘world of black and white’ and enter the colorful world and here this ‘idiot’ man named Satyajit Rai abandons the ‘world of colors’ and adopts ‘black and white’. The interesting thing is that leave alone a trained filmmaker, there is no experience in making this film. He has learned film technique only by watching films.

Satyajit Ray saw 99 films during his six-month stay in London. These included Vittoria De Sica’s neo-realist Italian film ‘Bicycle Thieves’ (1948). In a narrative in 1982, Ray says, ‘While coming out after watching this film, I had decided that I wanted to make films.’

Not just money, Satyajit Ray rejects every fund of film making. Attend any filmmaking class, ask any good filmmaker, he will tell you that ‘first write the screenplay, make a shooting schedule, chart, shot division, i.e. do a lot of paper work and then go to turn on the camera. think’. Yes, he used to make a storyboard before going for the shoot.

If money is less then the importance of paper work increases. But Satyajit Ray was not involved in ‘wonders’ just like that. Such so called wonders make great filmmakers. When ‘Pather Panchali’ went on the set, Manek da (Satyajit Ray) did not have a proper script. He had a few notes and some paintings.

An interesting anecdote comes to mind in this context which was narrated by Javed Siddiqui, the dialogue writer of ‘Shatranj Ke Khiladi’ in an interview to BBC. He says, ‘Manek da’ used the red colored ledger used by moneylenders (Pansari) for his script. A ledger on which a red colored cloth was covered and yellow colored thick smooth paper used to be (are) used, on which these people used to write their accounts. Manek da used to write his script on this and used to call it as ‘Khata’. Coming on the set, his first voice was heard ‘Hamar Khata Dau’.

Please tell that he made the only film ‘Shatranj Ke Khiladi’ in Hindi. Apart from this, he also made a one-hour Hindi film ‘Sadhgati’.

The word ‘Kaljayi’ means eternal, which has conquered time, that is, which is not bound by the limits of time and remains relevant forever. Take any meaning of ‘classic’, ‘Pather Panchali’ fits in every sense of this word. If ‘Pather’ was not a classic, then why would we remember it after sixty-six years in the last month of the year? The British magazine ‘Sight and Sound’ has given us an opportunity to remember this. He has placed this first film of Satyajit Ray at the 33rd position in the list of all time great films. Sight and Sound releases the list of Great Movies every ten years since 1932. For the first time an Indian film has got a place in this list. To inflate the chest becomes a boss.

‘Pather Panchali’ is based on the novel of the same name by Vibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay. ‘Aparajito’ and ‘Apur Sansar’ are the next films in the ‘Pather’ series. These three films are known as ‘Apu Trilogy’ (Apu is the hero of Pather).

Satyajit Ray is not considered a great filmmaker for nothing. He has been awarded many awards across the world. Awarded consistently. Oxford University gave him the honorary degree of Doctor. He is the unique filmmaker and the first Indian to receive this honor after Charlie Chaplin. In 1985, he was given the ‘Dada Saheb Phalke Award’, in 1987, France’s prestigious ‘Le Jeon the’ On’ award. Received the Academy Award (Oscar) and India’s highest honor ‘Bharat Ratna’ at the end of his life.

Satyajit Ray is accused that his films are slow and run at the pace of a ‘majestic snail’. Ray’s answer comes from legendary Japanese filmmaker and Ray’s ardent fan Akira Kurosawa, ‘He can’t be called slow. It flows peacefully like a huge river. Akira even says, ‘Not seeing Ray’s cinema is like not seeing the sun or the moon in this world’. Comparing a scene in ‘Shatranj Ke Khiladi’ to Shakespeare’s plays, Naicker says, ‘only three hundred words were spoken and wonderful events took place in the meantime’.

Italy’s neo-realist cinema had a deep impact on Satyajit Ray. So he chose the subject(s) related to deprivation and poverty. Like Pather’s character, his film was also made while struggling with the lack of money. Despite the paucity of money, the film was made and turned out to be amazing. It has become such that whenever you see it, it comes out from behind the curtain, stands up with its chest stretched out and says – Look, I am ‘Pather Panchali’ – if you have guts, forget me.’

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