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The World of Apu (Apur Sansar) (1959)

Directed by


Starring
Soumitra Chatterjee Soumitra Chatterjee
Apurba Roy


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8 years, 10 months ago at Feb 2 20:50
Brilliant film on poverty. This film talks about Indian culture's religion, marriage, and a man's struggle with family.

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2 years, 6 months ago at Jun 6 17:14
(OK) More clean, dramatic, and same time, has an almost comic anecdote of Apu married with an unknown bride... Apu has a grear dramatic trouble, is a good man who fights with his sense of loss and responsability... and urban and rural backgrounds are so well connected/contrasted”

A classic

3 months, 2 weeks ago at Aug 18 10:55
First of all, it’s really too bad I didn’t manage to watch first ‘Pather Panchali’ and ‘Aparajito’ before watching this movie. I did try to get my hands on these 2 movies but I didn’t succeed. Eventually, when I gave up and watched the damned thing, at the end, on the Belgian channel I actually recorded this movie, there was a commercial advertising that these movies were actually av... read more
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Living alone in a tenement above the railway, a grown Apu passes his days reading poetry, playing his wooden flute and looking for work. Although poor and without family, he remains hopeful about his future. After reuniting with a childhood friend, Apu marries the man's cousin. But marital bliss is short-lived, as a terrible tragedy awaits the newfound lovers. This is the third and final film in the renowned Apu trilogy from director Satyajit Ray.
Release date: 4 October 1960
UPC: 043396018082
Tags: India (5), 1950s (4), Drama (3), Indian (3), Wedding (2), Wife (2), Metropolis (2), Bengali (2), Dirt (2), 1959 (2), Caste (2), Marriage (2), Religion (2), Calcutta (2), (2), Sharmila Tagore (1), APU (1), Parallel (1), Sort (1), 50's (1)
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" Notes: I really enjoyed the mood, at least, at first. Indeed, it was so refreshing to see a main character who was poor, who even had nothing but who still seemed to be quite happy and even cheerful. Basically, we have been so conditioned to think that, if we can’t buy everything we desire, we will feel automatically miserable and I loved how this movie really challenged this way of thinking. When he got married, the movie became even better. Sure, their union was really unlikely and, yet, t"


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johanlefourbe posted a review 3 months, 2 weeks ago

A classic

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