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Director:
Writers:
Satyajit Ray (screenplay)
Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay (original story "Aparajito")
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Release Date:
4 October 1960 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Apu is a jobless former student dreaming vaguely of a future as a writer. An old college friend talks him into a visit up-country to a village wedding... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 4 wins See more »
User Reviews:
One of if not the best movie ever See more (30 total) »

Cast

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Soumitra Chatterjee ... Apurba Roy (as Soumitra Chattopadhyay)
Sharmila Tagore ... Aparna
Alok Chakravarty ... Kajal (as Shriman Alok Chakraborty)
Swapan Mukherjee ... Pulu (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
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Directed by
Satyajit Ray 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay  original story "Aparajito"
Satyajit Ray  screenplay

Produced by
Aminyanath Mukherji .... co-producer (as Amiyanath Mukhopadhyay)
Satyajit Ray .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ravi Shankar 
 
Cinematography by
Subrata Mitra 
 
Film Editing by
Dulal Dutta 
 
Production Design 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
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 recordist
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Apur Sansar" - India (original title)
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Runtime:
105 min
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Québec) | Finland:S | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade)
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Rated as one of the best 100 films of all time by the Time Magazine in 2005.See more »
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Referenced in My Family (1995)See more »

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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
One of if not the best movie ever, 15 April 2006
Author: bscardozo from United States

The first time I saw this movie was just after it was released in the United States. Ravi Shankar was becoming popular and the fact he did the score added to the movie's interest.

But Satyajit Ray is really in a class by himself. The movies -- there are three in the series, this one being the last, are mostly acted by amateurs. The trilogy starts with Pather Panchali, with Apu being a child. Next, Aparajito shows Apu growing up, going to school and learning English because that was the only way to get ahead in the grinding poverty of Bengal.

The last of the trilogy, the World of Apu shows Apu marrying, his wife dying, his leaving his son with his wife's parents and then going away to find himself. How the movie ends is your task. But each time I see it, tears cloud my eyes and my stomach turns over in joy and …… Let's just say the Academy gave Ray a long overdue Oscar for his films which are universal in appeal.

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