Indian classics

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Pather Panchali (1955)
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Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work. (125 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
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Water (2005)
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The film examines the plight of a group of widows forced into poverty at a temple in the holy city of Varanasi. It focuses on a relationship between one of the widows, who wants to escape the social restrictions imposed on widows, and a man who is from the highest caste and a follower of Mahatma Gandhi. (117 mins.)
Director: Deepa Mehta
 
3.
Colours of Passion (2008)
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A look into the life of 19th century Indian painter Raja Ravi Varma. (132 mins.)
Director: Ketan Mehta
 
4.
Ship of Theseus (2012)
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The film explores questions of identity, justice, beauty, meaning and death through an experimental photographer, an ailing monk and a young stockbroker. (140 mins.)
Director: Anand Gandhi