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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:
A radical departure from the formula films of the 50's. See more (31 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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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Québec) | Finland:S | India:U | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | UK:U
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Trivia:
Rated as one of the best 100 films of all time by the Time Magazine in 2005.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Apur Panchali (2014)See more »

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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
A radical departure from the formula films of the 50's., 25 July 2003
Author: griess from San Antonio, TX

About midway through Apur Sansar there is an interjection of a film in the style of typical Indian cinema. The contrast in Ray's approach with his classic trilogy is astonishing, considering the mileau in which it emerged. Filmmaking in the 1950's in Hollywood as well as India was studio-driven with light-weight stories having little connection with reality. As another commentator pointed out, this film is closer to the Italian realism films such as "The Bicycle Thief". Every shot is a masterpiece of composition and lighting. It does not intrude on the story, but advances it. Likewise, the music composed by Ray, is natural and integral to the scene. This ranks with the all-time greatest watershed movies.

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