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Aparajito -- Apu Trilogy


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Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay (novel)(in subtitles)
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Release Date:
11 October 1956 (India) See more »
Following his father's death, a boy leaves home to study in Calcutta, while his mother must face a life alone. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 6 wins See more »
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Kamala Adhikari ... Mokshada
Lalchand Banerjee ... Lahiri (as Lalchand Bandyopadhyay)
Kali Bannerjee ... Kathak (as Kalipada Bandyopadhyay)
Kanu Bannerjee ... Harihar Ray (also as Kanu Banerji in subtitles) (as Kanu Bandyopadhyay)

Karuna Bannerjee ... Sarbojaya Ray (also as Karuna Banerji in subtitles) (as Karuna Bandyopadhyay)
Panchanan Bhattacharya
Debabrata Chakraborty
Harendrakumar Chakravarti ... Doctor
Hemanta Chatterjee ... Professor (as Hemanta Chattopadhyay)
Meenakshi Devi ... Pandey's wife
Subodh Ganguli ... Headmaster

Smaran Ghosal ... Apu - adolescent (also as Smaran Ghosal in subtitles) (as Smarankumar Ghoshal)
Charuprakash Ghosh ... Nanda
Santi Gupta ... Ginnima (as Shanti Gupta in subtitles)
Ajay Mitra ... Anil
Anil Mukherjee ... Abinash (as Anil Mukhopadhyay)
Shibnarayan Nag
Bhaganu Palwan ... Palwan
K.S. Pandey ... Pandey
Saraswati Pandey
Ranibala ... Teliginni
Kalicharan Roy ... Akhil, press owner (as Kali Roy)
Sudipta Roy ... Nirupama
Keya Sengupta
Pinaki Sengupta ... Apu (young)
Ramani Sengupta ... Bhabataran (as Ramaniranjan Sengupta)
Mani Srimani ... Inspector
Udayshankar Tiwari

Directed by
Satyajit Ray 
Writing credits
Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay (novel "Aparajito")(in subtitles) (as Bibhutibhushan Banerji)

Satyajit Ray (script by: in subtitles)

Kanailal Basu  assistant screenplay writer

Produced by
Satyajit Ray .... producer
Original Music by
Ravi Shankar 
Cinematography by
Subrata Mitra (photographed by: in subtitles)
Film Editing by
Dulal Dutta 
Production Design by
Bansi Chandragupta 
Art Direction by
Bansi Chandragupta 
Production Management
Anil Choudhury .... production manager
Nityananda Datta .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Suren Chakraborty .... assistant director
Shailen Dutta .... assistant director
Arup Guhathakurta .... assistant director
Subir Hajra .... assistant director
Art Department
Suresh Chandra Chandra .... assistant art director
Ramchandra Shende .... backdrops (as R. R. Sinde)
Sound Department
Durgadas Mitra .... sound: in subtitles
Bishnu Paridha .... assistant sound recordist
Ranajit Singha Roy .... assistant sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Dinen Gupta .... assistant camera
Nimai Roy .... assistant camera
Soumendu Roy .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Harinarayan Mukhopadhyay .... assistant editor
Tapeshwar Prasad .... assistant editor
Music Department
Nirmal Biswas .... background music
Basu Deo Chakravarty .... background music (as Basudeb Chakraborty)
Dinesh Chandra Chandra .... background music
Sarat Das .... background music
Sitaram Das .... background music
Aloknath Dey .... background music (as Alok Dey)
Robin Majumdar .... background music
Kamalesh Mitra .... background music
Pratap Narayan Mitra .... background music (as Pratapnarayan Mitra)
Radhakanto Nandy .... background music
Dakshina Mohan Tagore .... background music (as Dakshinamohan Tagore)
Other crew
Somen Gupta .... assistant publicist
R.B. Mehta .... processing supervisor
Kanailal Bandyopadhyay .... acknowledgment
Harihar Bhandari .... acknowledgment
Balaichandra Goswami .... acknowledgment
Laxminarayan Mohanta .... acknowledgment

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Also Known As:
"The Apu Trilogy Part 2" - International (English title) (informal English title)
"The Unvanquished" - International (English title) (informal title)
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110 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:G | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:G (Ontario/Québec) | Finland:S | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | UK:U | USA:Not Rated

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The first Indian film to win the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Ray, who was attending the festival, was utterly flabbergasted as he felt that the film contained some serious flaws.See more »
Apu:Look what the headmaster gave me.
Sarbojaya Ray:What is it?
Apu:It's called a globe. It's the Earth. These lines are countries and the blue is ocean. You know where Calcutta is?
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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Another Masterpiece from Ray, 7 November 1999

'Aparajito', the second film of Satyajit Ray's brilliant 'Apu Trilogy', is one of the great masterpieces of film. The gritty realism melds expertly with the beautiful shot selection and cinematography. In fact, I would say Ray's India is presented at least as well as John Ford's American West. What is essentially a simple tale of one particular family turns into an epic of emotion and the difficulties of growing up. Truly amazing.

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