Pather Panchali reimagined using Artificial Intelligence
This footage has been automatically upscaled to 60 fps, 4K (Ultra HD)
and digitally colorized using deep neural networks.
This is purely an academic experiment and the best cinematic version is the 2015 Criterion Restoration by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscars).
Pather Panchali (Translation: Song of the Little Road) is a 1955 Indian Bengali-language drama film written and directed by Satyajit Ray and based on a novel of the same name by Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay. It is frequently featured in lists of the greatest films ever made.
Please note that the colorization is done using AI based on a huge training dataset, there is no "ground truth" data available from the era.
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