The World Of Apu

The World Of Apu

Downloadable Video - 1959
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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.
Publisher: [India]: , Films sans frontières (Firm) [distridutor], , [1959]
Copyright Date: ©1959
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr. 40 min. 49 sec.)) : sound, color
Alternative Title: Also released as: Apur Sansar

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VahiniG Mar 26, 2012

Though I have brown skin, I don't speak any Indian languages and my parents and grandparents weren't from India.
I have had a hard time watching typical "Indian" movies, I just don't get the "Bollywood" thing.
This movie is amazing. It is artistically made and has a good story. There is NO singing and dancing in it, but it has a good backing soundtrack by Ravi Shankar.
This is one of my favourite "Indian" movies of all time, the other being "Salaam Bombay" by Mira Nair.

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