The Magic of Satyajit Ray: Top 10 Must-Watch Masterpieces

Pather Panchali (1955): The first film in Ray's acclaimed Apu Trilogy, Pather Panchali is a touching portrayal of rural Bengali life and the struggles faced by a young boy named Apu and his family


Aparajito (1956): The second installment in the Apu Trilogy, Aparajito follows the life of Apu as he moves from the village to the city and grapples with the challenges of adolescence, education, and his relationship with his mother


Apur Sansar (1959): Concluding the Apu Trilogy, Apur Sansar sees Apu entering adulthood, navigating marriage, fatherhood, and personal tragedy while ultimately finding his purpose in life


Charulata (1964): A poignant tale of loneliness and longing, Charulata tells the story of a neglected wife who seeks solace in her artistic pursuits and develops a complex relationship with her husband's cousin


Jalsaghar (1958): Set against the backdrop of a decaying aristocracy, Jalsaghar follows the story of a landlord who clings to his former glory and organizes lavish music concerts in a desperate attempt to hold on to his fading social status


Mahanagar (1963): A powerful exploration of the changing roles of women in Indian society, Mahanagar follows the life of a middle-class housewife who takes up a job to support her family, challenging societal norms and expectations


Nayak (1966): A gripping drama about the life of a matinee idol, Nayak explores the complexities and vulnerabilities of celebrity through a series of revealing conversations between the actor and a female journalist during a train journey


Shatranj Ke Khilari (1977): Set in the 19th-century kingdom of Awadh, Shatranj Ke Khilari is a political satire that revolves around two aristocrats who are obsessed with playing chess while their kingdom faces annexation by the British


Sonar Kella (1974): A thrilling detective story, Sonar Kella follows the adventures of detective Feluda as he investigates the mysterious case of a boy who claims to remember his past life and leads them to a hidden treasure


Aranyer Din Ratri (1970): A contemplative drama, Aranyer Din Ratri explores the lives of four friends who embark on a weekend trip to the forest and confront their innermost fears, desires, and insecurities as they interact with the locals