The World of Apu (1959)

Rated NR 117 minutes 1960

Apu, a college graduate living alone in an attic apartment in Calcutta, spends his time working on a novel aspiring to become a writer. He marries his friend's sister, as a favor, but his wife soon dies during childbirth. Apu refuses to see his son and, overcome by grief, leaves Calcutta and wanders through the countryside, renouncing everything. His old friend looks for him and finds him working at a remote coal mine and implores him to return and take responsibility for his son. He goes back and finds himself drawn to his five-year-old who is distrustful of him at first, but eventually, a bond is formed and, together, they set out for Calcutta.

Film Credits

Director: Satyajit Ray

Writer: Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay and Satyajit Ray

Cast: Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Alok Chakravarty, Swapan Mukherjee, Dhiresh Majumdar, Sefalika Devi, Dhiren Ghosh, Shanti Bhattacherjee, Abhijit Chatterjee and Belarani Devi

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