Pather Panchali story: A young boy Apu is born into a poor family in a village. Harishar, his father a poet, doesn’t earn enough to provide for the family. He gives away the family’s orchard to settle the debts of his younger brother. The mother struggles to put the food on the table and is taunted by the neighbours as Harishar’s sister, who lives the family, steas guavas from their orchard. The movie revolves around the struggles of the family as they eke out an existence in tough conditions.