5 Masterpiece of Indian CenemaJVerity | 26/06/2007 | See all JVerity's reviews (1)This truly remarkable trilogy, taken as a whole, should be in any list of the ten films to see before you die. I saw the first, 'Pather Panchali', just after it appeared in the 1950s at a cinema club in Jamaica when I was a child. I have not seen it since but, 55 years later, it is still etched on my memory. Ray is a great story teller with a moving and universal story to tell. He also has a magical touch with actors, even with amateurs and children as is mostly the case with Apu. He also has a great artists eye for light and shade and, working with a fine director of photography, he creates some of the most beautiful pictures ever recorded on film - colour or black and white. I happily recommend this intimate portrait of a boy growing up in rural India and his attempt as a young adult to come to terms with city life.