This one is my favorite of the trilogy because I feel like this is the point where the storytellers really knew who the main character was. I can definitely tell it came out a few years after the second one because this seems like the work of a more mature, experienced, director. It can be viewed through kind of a biographical lens, exploring how being young and naive is a precious period of time, and how it’s only a matter…
I liked this better than Pather Panchali, and I think the reason why is because I liked the way it was focused on the relationship between Apu and his mother. Looking back on it, I think the first one seemed a tiny bit cluttered and unfocused. Ray took a different turn with this movie, and I definitely can’t wait for part 3.