Filmmaker Satyajit Ray's 1955 classic 'Pather Panchali' has featured in the 50 greatest films of all time list, which was dominated by Alfred Hichcock's thriller 'Vertigo'. 'Pather Panchali' (Song of the Road) was made on a shoestring budget of Rs 150,000 and featured mostly amateur actors but it is Ray's most famous film.
With 31 votes 'Pather Panchali' came at the 42 place in the Sight & Sound poll. The film is a lyrical, closely observed story of a peasant family in 1920s rural India. Some 846 critics, programmers, academics and distributors voted the best 50 films from the world cinema in the poll, which takes place once in a decade. (PTI)