EFC II #215 – The Music Room (1958)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#215 – The Music Room (1958)
Dir. Satyajit Ray
Starring: Chhabi Biswas, Padma Devi, Pinaki Sen Gupta, Gangapada Bose, Tulsi Lahari, Kali Sarkar, Ustad Waheed Khan, Roshan Kumari, Begum Akhtar

The two hundred and fifteenth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Satyajit Ray’s exceptional portrait of a man who is destroyed by his own ego, The Music Room.

Recorded in November 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, definitely. This film is a masterpiece.

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EFC II #214 – Apur Sansar (1959)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#214 – Apur Sansar (1959)
Dir. Satyajit Ray
Starring: Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Swapan Mukherjee, Alok Chakravarty, Sefalika Devi, Dhiresh Majumdar, Dhiren Ghosh

The two hundred and fourteenth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the final installment in Satyajit Ray’s “Apu Trilogy,” Apur Sansar.

Recorded in November 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, and not just as part of the Apu Trilogy, it works on its own as a great drama. Another top notch film from Satyajit Ray.

EFC II #213 – Aparajito (1956)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#213 – Aparajito (1956)
Dir. Satyajit Ray
Starring: Karuna Banerjee, Kanu Banerjee, Pinaki Sen Gupta, Smaran Ghosal Ramani Sen Gupta, Charaprakash Ghosh, Subodh Ganguly

The two hundred and thirteenth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the second installment in Satyajit Ray’s “Apu Trilogy,” Aparajito.

Recorded in November 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: As a film, in its own right, no. The first section of the film doesn’t work as well as I wanted it to, but if judged as part of the Apu Trilogy as a whole, then yes, it’s a vital part of that story.

EFC II #212 – Pather Panchali (1955)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#212 – Pather Panchali (1955)
Dir. Satyajit Ray
Starring: Karuna Banerjee , Kanu Banerjee, Subir Banerjee, Runki Banerjee, Uma Dasgupta, Chunibala Devi

The two hundred and twelfth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the debut film from Indian director Satyajit Ray, and the first in his “Apu Trilogy,” Pather Panchali.

Recorded in October 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Without a doubt. This is a big YES to that question. Incredible film.