The World of Apu
The World of Apu ★★★★ Apu Sansat; Apur Sansar 1959
Finale of director Ray's acclaimed Apu trilogy (following “Pather Panchali” and “Aparajito”). Aspiring writer Apu drops out of the university for want of money and takes up with an old chum. An odd circumstance leads him to marry his friend's cousin, whom he comes to love. She dies in childbirth (though her baby boy lives); Apu is deeply distraught, destroys the novel he was working on, and becomes a wanderer. His friend finds him five years later and helps him begin again with his young son. Wonderfully human, hopeful story told by a world-class director. From the novel “Aparajito” by B. Bandopadhaya. In Bengali with English subtitles. 103m/B VHS, DVD . IN Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Alok Charkravarty, Swapan Makerji; D: Satyajit Ray; W: Satyajit Ray; M: Ravi Shankar.