Released on: 1 May, 1959
Directed by: Satyajit Ray
DID YOU KNOW: In Apur Sansar, Sharmila Tagore, who plays the role of Apu’s wife, was only fourteen when the film was shot. In 2005, Time Magazine also put Apur Sansar in the list of top 100 films of all time.
Released on: 12 March, 1971
Directed by: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
DID YOU KNOW: When Anand died, Amitabh Bachchan’s character, Dr. Bhaskar was seen crying and cuddling the lifeless body. Later, Amitabh Bachchan revealed that he was actually laughing in that shot. The film took a little bit of inspiration from the 1952 film, Ikiru, directed by Akira Kurosawa.
Released on: March 24, 1972
Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
DID YOU KNOW: Initially, Paramount Pictures were against the casting of Marlon Brando and Al Pacino; they wanted Laurence Oliver and Robert Redford instead. Also, the popular horse’s head scene didn’t use a prop, it was an actual horse’s head they took from a dog food company.