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Director:
Writers:
Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay (original story "Aparajito")
Satyajit Ray (screenplay)(in subtitles)
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Release Date:
4 October 1960 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
This final installment in Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy, follows Apu's life as an orphaned adult aspiring to be a writer as he lives through poverty, and the unforeseen turn of events. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 4 wins See more »
User Reviews:
I feel sorry for anyone who hasn't seen it.... See more (34 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Soumitra Chatterjee ... Apurba Roy (also as Soumitra Chatterji: in subtitles) (as Soumitra Chattopadhyay)
Sharmila Tagore ... Aparna
Alok Chakravarty ... Kajal (also as Aloke Chakravarty: in subtitles) (as Shriman Alok Chakraborty)
Swapan Mukherjee ... Pulu (also as Swapan Mukerji: in subtitles) (as Swapan Mukhopadhyay)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tushar Bandyopadhyay
Gupi Banerjee (as Gupi Bandyopadhyay)
Panchanan Bhattacharya
Shanti Bhattacherjee ... Office Associate
Jiten Bhons
Abhijit Chatterjee ... Aparna's Brother (as Abhijit Chattopadhyay)
Jogesh Chatterjee (as Jogesh Chattopadhyay)
Asha Devi
Belarani Devi ... Apu's Neighbor (as Belarani)
Sefalika Devi ... Shashinarayan's wife
Biren Ghosh
Dhiren Ghosh ... Landlord
Biresh Majumdar
Dhiresh Majumdar ... Shashinarayan
Bechu Singha

Directed by
Satyajit Ray 
 
Writing credits
Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay (original story "Aparajito")

Satyajit Ray (screenplay)(in subtitles) (as script)

Produced by
Aminyanath Mukherji .... co-producer (as Amiyanath Mukhopadhyay)
Satyajit Ray .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ravi Shankar 
 
Cinematography by
Subrata Mitra (photography: in subtitles)
 
Film Editing by
Dulal Dutta 
 
Production Design by
Bansi Chandragupta 
 
Art Direction by
Bansi Chandragupta 
 
Set Decoration by
Subodh Das 
Chhedilal Sharma  (as Chhedi Lal)
 
Makeup Department
Sakti Sen .... makeup artist (as Shakti Sen)
 
Production Management
Anil Choudhury .... production manager (in subtitles) (as Anil Chowdhury)
Bhanu Ghosh .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nityananda Datta .... assistant director
Shailen Dutta .... assistant director
Tapeshwar Prasad .... assistant director
Amiya Sanyal .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Surath Mondal .... assistant art director
Chhedilal Sharma .... assistant art director (as Chhedi Lal)
Ramchandra Shende .... backdrops (as R. R. Sinde)
 
Sound Department
Satyen Chatterjee .... re-recording (as Satyen Chattopadhyay)
Kali Das .... assistant sound recordist
Durgadas Mitra .... sound recording: in subtitles
Bishnu Paridha .... assistant sound recordist
Robin Sengupta .... assistant sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Prabhas Bhattacharya .... lighting
Purnendu Bose .... assistant camera (as Purnendu Basu)
Krishna Chakraborty .... assistant camera
Krishna Das .... lighting
Anil Pal .... lighting
Bhabaranjan Roy .... lighting
Nimai Roy .... assistant camera
Soumendu Roy .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Ashishtaru Mukhopadhyay .... assistant editor
Tapeshwar Prasad .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Satyen Chatterjee .... background music recordist (as Satyen Chattopadhyay)
 
Other crew
R.B. Mehta .... processing supervisor
 
Thanks
Gopin Bandyopadhyay .... acknowledgment (as Shri Gopin Bandyopadhyay)
B.B. Lahiri .... acknowledgment (as Mr. B. B. Lahiri)
Ranajit Palchowdhury .... acknowledgment (as Shri Ranajit Palchowdhury)
 

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Also Known As:
"Apur Sansar" - India (original title)
"Apu 3: The World of Apu" - International (English title) (informal English alternative title)
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Runtime:
105 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Québec) | Finland:S | India:U | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | UK:U | USA:Not Rated
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Trivia:
Sharmila Tagore, who plays Aparna, the wife of Apu (played by Soumitra Chatterjee), and who was only 14-years-old when she appeared in the film, later recalled filming the scene in which Apu brings his new bride back to his untidy apartment in the city. The director, Satyajit Ray, gave Tagore no direction, other than that she was to enter the room and look around, and she did not view the apartment set before they shot the scene. So when Chatterjee opened the door and they both walked in, Aparna's reaction to Apu's living quarters was actually Tagore's own spontaneous reaction. Later, she realized that Ray deliberately did not prepare her, in order to obtain exactly that spontaneous response from her.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in My Family (1995)See more »

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14 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
I feel sorry for anyone who hasn't seen it...., 12 March 2004
Author: jayantani from Los Angeles

"Apur Sansar" is the greatest film ever made. Ray handles every aspect of storytelling on film with so much grace that it's impossible to resist his masterwork. Soumitra Chatterjee's performances is easily the greatest ever put on film. His work is heart-wrenching and haunting, going from a boyish innocence to a matured, cynical bitterness about life and the world. Ray's movie if full of loneliness and heartbreak. It makes you realize just how fragile human relationships are, how easily people die, grieve and yearn for love and redemption. The music is incredible. The combination of the movie's score and Ray's images is magical. You'll never forget it.

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