Bengali film classic Pather Panchali on YouTube

Full length Indian films have been available on YouTube for nearly two years now, but it was only recently that I noticed a classic Bengali movie among them.

Satyajit Ray is India’s most famous director and his 1955 film Pather Panchali (above with English subtitles) is easily the best known Bengali film.

It’s also one of the Indian films shown on UK television now and then and this post from last year provides more information about Pather Panchali.

The rest of the Bengali films on YouTube may be more variable in quality – I’ve not watched any yet so couldn’t say either way.

Nevertheless, if one element of your strategy for learning Bengali is to watch films in the language, YouTube has 40 to choose from.

3 responses to “Bengali film classic Pather Panchali on YouTube

  1. I browse through Youtube often for films but never realised that there is a category view! One learns everyday…. Thank you! I’ll be watching some of the old Bengali films I think.
    Cheers. Suja

  2. tangleofwires

    Enjoy! And if you go to they have Hindi, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu films as well (though, with only so many hours in the day, I know I’ll find it difficult to watch even a fraction of them).

  3. I liked this film

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s