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. This changes his life, for when the bridegroom turns out to be mad, Apu's friend asks him to become the husband. After initial revulsion at the idea, Apu agrees. Apu takes his exquisite bride, Aparna, back to Calcutta. But Aparna dies while giving birth, Apu leaves Calcutta, crazy with grief, and his son Kajal is left abandoned with his wife's parents. Only after a long period of total indifference to worldly responsibilities, does Apu become capable of returning to the world. Written by
L.H. Wong <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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One of the problems facing Satyajit Ray
was that showing scenes of intimacy between a young married couple - such as kissing and hugging - were strictly forbidden at the time. See more
I don't know what your wife is like, But mine - I mean, I like them a little feisty. I like them to be a little quarrelsome, a little saucy. Know what I mean? I like them a bit mischievous and smart. It adds spice to a marriage. My wife's just the opposite.
Never quarrels. Nothing for dinner? She won't say a word. Nothing to wear? She won't complain. Say right, she goes right. Say left, she goes left. Utterly bland and insipid.
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