What Are Some Good Films From India?


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Directed by Satyajit Ray, "Pather Panchali" and "Aparajito" are two Indian films that have achieved tremendous global acclaim. Other acclaimed Indian films include "Sholay," "Hera Pheri," "Udaan," "PK" and "Swades."

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Released in 1955, "Pather Panchali" is a drama centered around Apu, a young Indian boy whose family lives in poverty. The film shows how Apu and his family cherish the simple joys of life while dealing with death, depression and hunger. "Pather Panchali" was a box office success in India and in the United States.

Apu's story continues in 1957's "Aparajito," which translates into English as "The Unvanquished." This was the first Indian movie to win the prestigious Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival. Time Magazine included "Aparajito" in its list of the 100 best movies. Satyajit Ray finished his semi-autobiographical "Apu Trilogy' in 1959 with "The World Of Apu."

Released in 1975, "Sholay" is a comedic action-adventure film about a policeman who recruits two convicts to capture a murderous criminal on the loose. Directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, "Udaan" is a coming-of-age story about a 16-year-old boy who reunites with a difficult, overbearing father after an eight-year abandonment. RAjat Barmecha is the actor who plays the film's lead role.

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