India produces the highest number of movies in a year. India is known for its culture and diversity. What’s better than watching a couple of movies learn more about a country? Here are 5+ Movies you can see to learn more about India.
Best Movies To Learn More About India
8Pather Panchali (1955)
Pather Panchali (1995) is a drama film based on a novel of the same name by Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay. Pather Panchali is a story of a young boy ‘Apu’ and his life in a small Indian village. Apu’s father Harihar Roy (played by Kanu Banerjee) is a priest and earns a meagre living. Harihar has dreams of a better career as a poet and moves to the city in prospects of a better life. He promises his wife Sarabjaya (played by Karuna Banerjee) that he will return with money. Sarabjaya sells her possessions to put food on the table. While Harihar is gone Durga (Harihar’s daughter) dies because of heavy rain and lack of medical attention. When Harihar returns, Sarabjaya breaks down and tells him that Durga died. Apu and family leave the village. Ray beautifully captures the life of a low-income family in a small Indian village. Satyajit Ray later made Aparjito (1956) and Apur Sansar (1959) succeeding Pather Panchali. The three films are better known as The Apu Trilogy.