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The World of Apu ()

Apur Sansar (original title)
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This final installment in Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy follows Apu's life as an orphaned adult aspiring to be a writer.

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  • Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination.
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Apurba Roy (as Soumitra Chattopadhyay, Soumitra Chatterji: in subtitles)
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Aparna
Alok Chakravarty ...
Kajal (as Shriman Alok Chakraborty, Aloke Chakravarty: in subtitles)
Swapan Mukherjee ...
Pulu (as Swapan Mukhopadhyay, Swapan Mukerji: in subtitles)
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

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Satyajit Ray

Written by

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Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay ... (original story "Aparajito")
 
Satyajit Ray ... (screenplay) (in subtitles) (as script)

Produced by

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Aminyanath Mukherji ... co-producer (as Amiyanath Mukhopadhyay)
Satyajit Ray ... producer

Music by

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Ravi Shankar

Cinematography by

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Subrata Mitra ... (photography: in subtitles)

Film Editing by

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Dulal Dutta

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Ashishtaru Mukhopadhyay ... assistant editor
Tapeshwar Prasad ... assistant editor

Production Design by

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Bansi Chandragupta

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Bansi Chandragupta

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Subodh Das
Chhedilal Sharma ... (as Chhedi Lal)

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Sakti Sen ... makeup artist (as Shakti Sen)

Production Management

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Anil Choudhury ... production manager (in subtitles) (as Anil Chowdhury)
Bhanu Ghosh ... assistant production manager

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Nityananda Datta ... assistant director
Shailen Dutta ... assistant director
Tapeshwar Prasad ... assistant director
Amiya Sanyal ... assistant director

Art Department

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Surath Mondal ... assistant art director
Chhedilal Sharma ... assistant art director (as Chhedi Lal)
Ramchandra Shende ... backdrops (as R. R. Sinde)

Sound Department

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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

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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

Music Department

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Satyen Chatterjee ... background music recordist (as Satyen Chattopadhyay)

Other crew

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R.B. Mehta ... processing supervisor

Thanks

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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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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • The World of Apu (India, English title)
  • The World of Apu (United States, English title)
  • The World of Apu (World-wide, English title)
  • The World of Apu (United Kingdom, English title)
  • Apu 3: The World of Apu (United States, English title)
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  • 105 min
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Did You Know?

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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 Featured in Apur Panchali (2013). See more »
Quotes Apurba Roy: Who's there?
Landlord: Good morning.
Apurba Roy: Good morning. Sit down.
Landlord: Is there any point in sitting down?
Apurba Roy: At least it will rest your legs after all those stairs.
Landlord: I didn't climb the stairs so I could rest my legs.
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