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Top-Rated Satyajit Ray Films On IMDB

Farzana Patowari

Image Credits: Merchant Ivory Productions

Satyajit Ray, one of the most celebrated filmmakers of the 20th century, is known for his contributions to Indian cinema, particularly in the genre of realistic cinema. On his 102nd birth anniversary, let's take a look at his highest-rated films on IMDB:

Image Credits: Satyajit Ray Productions

The World of Apu – 8.5Released in 1959, this film is the final installment of Ray's The Apu Trilogy. Starring Soumitra Chatterjee and Sharmila Tagore, the story follows a struggling young man who ends up marrying a mentally challenged woman due to unforeseen circumstances.

Image Credits: Indus Films

The Middleman – 8.4Based on the novel of the same name by Mani Shankar Mukherjee, this 1976 film follows an educated middle-class urban youngster who faces severe financial difficulties due to competition. The role is played by Pradip Mukherjee.

Image Credits: Merchant Ivory Production

Aparajito – 8.3The second part of The Apu Trilogy, this film picks up where the first film, Pather Panchali, ends. The protagonist of the story loses his father to illness and must now face the reality of the world with his mother.

Image Credits: Sony Pictures Classics

Pather Panchali – 8.2The Apu Trilogy begins with this 1955 film. The protagonist, Harihar, leaves his homeland in Bengal to provide for his family and starts a new life as a priest in Banaras. The heart-warming narrative on human connections tugs at your heartstrings. 

Image Credits: Satyajit Ray Org

Days and Nights in the Forest – 8.1Released in 1970, this Bengali-language film titled Aranyer Din Ratri is an adventure drama about four young men from different walks of life who escape city life by taking a trip to the jungle.