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  AboutFilm.Com World of Apu, The (1959)
Apu doesn't have a job or a family, and his landlord, who has been very understanding in allowing him to be three months late with the rent, can hold out no longer.
Apu thinks he has the makings of a decent novel on his hands and that working as a clerk is beneath him, but his friend Pulu (Alok Chakravarty) chastises him and tells him that he still lacks the life experience to know what he's writing about.
Aparna assuages Apu's worries that he cannot financially support her when she confides to him that she'd be happy if he quit the job he does have, because it would mean he would be home more often.
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 DVD Verdict Review - The World Of Apu
Apu's story picks up in adulthood (in which he is played by Soumitra Chatterjee, who would become one of Ray's most frequent players), with Apu graduated from college and living in Calcutta, where he is a struggling writer working on an autobiographical novel.
The World of Apu is presented with straightforward realism, its joys and heartbreaks coming not from the pen of a writer but from the cosmos itself—a cosmos that cares nothing for human morality or mercy, but demands that human beings forge their own path through life.
Scenes with Apu and Aparna bantering playfully in their apartment, Apu at a train station learning of a loved one's death, and a distraught Apu considering ending his own life, are shot with unadorned, raw intensity, Ray's directorial eye drawing the humanity of his characters into the forefront of every shot.
www.dvdverdict.com /reviews/worldapu.php   (737 words)

  
 #41: The World of Apu (Apur Sansar)
Apu is alone in the world, having already lost his sister (Pather Panchali) and father and mother (Aparajito).
Apu and Aparna's gentle relationship is punctuated by bursts of pathos and comedy, but their union is so effectively crafted that it's easy for the viewer to lose him- or herself in the simple beauty of Ray's world.
The World of Apu (Apur Sansar) concludes one of the greatest film series of all time, Satyajit Ray's "Apu Trilogy," which chronicles the life of one Bengali boy as he traverses the road from childhood through adolescence to maturity.
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on World of Apu at Epinions.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Apu wonders if she is disappointed at having such a husband as he and asks her what her cousin Pulu has told her about him.
When Apu expresses his worry to Aparna that he is not supporting her well enough and talks about taking a second tutoring job and hiring a servant, she reassures him by saying she would be happy if he quit the job he has so that they could spend more time together.
Bottom-Line: The World of Apu is as wrenching and enthralling as the previous segments of the Apu Trilogy.
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 The World of Apu - Video(VHS)
The World of Apu, (1959) named best foreign film of 1960 is the third of a trilogy, and focuses on Apu, now a man, writer, husband and father.
Apu reluctantly marries her and falls deeply in love with her and she lives with him in his shabby existence.
Apu's ancestral family home has been destroyed; he has lost his sister, father and mother and is now living alone next to a noisy railway.
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 Apur Sansar (The World of Apu) - Satyajit Ray Film and Study Collection, UCSC
The film describes Apu's marriage, the loss of his beloved wife, his descent into deep depression and his eventual regeneration through the love of his son and Pulu.
Apu has to give up the pursuit of his studies and looks for work, but without success.
Apu, who blames the infant for its mother's death, refuses to see it and leaves the child to grow-up in his grandparent's house.
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 The World of Apu hits the Charles
This last installment begins with Apu dropping out of college for financial reasons; it seems his dream of a better life in Calcutta is to be doomed by his bills and short-lived tutoring jobs.
For Apu, she is his first and greatest love; his muse, his wife, the voice who teases him unmercifully for his silly habits and supports him without inhibitions in his ambitions.
Finally, when Apu is reunited with his son, this miniature Aparna whom he blamed for her death, he achieves forgiveness and mending.
www.jhu.edu /~newslett/02-28-97/Arts/The_World_of_Apu_hits_the_Charles.html   (578 words)

  
 DVD Savant Review: The World of Apu
The World of Apu, for the uninitiated is the third film of Indian director Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy, which did for India what Rashomon did for Japan, namely, win for the first time a major release in the United States.
The story of Apu and his love for Aparna was well received in the West, where it won director Ray international reknown along with a number of film festival prizes.
Apu's life in Calcutta is a dirty grind, but when he has love and companionship, the misery disappears.
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 Apu Trilogy :: SatyajitRay.org
Ray says in his book 'My years with Apu', "After three consecutive failures at the box office, I badly needed a film which would not only make the critics happy but the public as well." Satyajit remembered his statement at the Venice Film Festival about a trilogy.
Apu blames the infant for its mother's death and refuses to see it.
In Pather Panchali - Apu and his sister Durga, in Aparajito - Apu and his mother, and in Apur Sansar - Apu, his wife and his son form the core of the films.
www.satyajitray.org /about_ray/apu_trilogy.htm   (856 words)

  
 Apur Sansar (The World of Apu): A film by Satyajit Ray :: SatyajitRay.org
Apu primarily of out sympathy for the bride and some convincing by Pulu, agrees to be the substitute groom.
Apu's spell is broken and with it his determination to take his own life.
When Apu's father-in-law is about to strike Kajal with a stick because he has refused to leave with Apu, Apu rescues Kajal instinctively.
www.satyajitray.org /films/apursan.htm   (1285 words)

  
 Review: The World of Apu (Apur Sansar)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Only in the final scenes of The World of Apu is the protagonist offered an opportunity at redemption, and we aren't sure until the last shot whether or not he will accept it.
I saw The World of Apu in a full theater, and, after the end credits had rolled, everyone reluctantly rose from their seats to file towards the exit.
The "Apu Trilogy" is a true masterpiece, and The World of Apu is its crown jewel.
movie-reviews.colossus.net /movies/a/apur.html   (871 words)

  
 The World of Apu (1959) - A Review by David Nusair
Fortunately (or unfortunately, as Apu initially sees it), the groom has a terrible case of cold feet and as the bride's family believes it's bad luck not to get married on one's wedding day, they ask Apu if he wouldn't mind marrying her.
Given that Apu has been developing as a character for two films prior to this one, he's become a figure that it's virtually impossible not to root for.
With the Apu trilogy coming to a close, it's obvious that one three-hour film would've been preferable to this trio of overlong movies.
www.reelfilm.com /worldapu.htm   (425 words)

  
 World Of Apu - Satyajit Ray (Full Frame) And The Oathbound by Mercedes Lackey, ISBN 0886774144
Forced to abandon his education, Apu's prospects look bleak until fate intervenes in the form of an insane bridegroom.
To save the abandoned bride from public disgrace, Apu marries her, beginning a new life as husband and father.
Like the earlier films in the trilogy, Pather Panchali and Aparajito, "The World Of Apu" is more than a mesmerizing look at Indian culture; it is a universal look at family love and personal sacrifice.
www.simplerinvesting.com /world.htm   (212 words)

  
 Buy The World of Apu, Pather Panchali, Aparajito   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In this, the second film in the Apu trilogy, Harihar (Kanu Bannerjee) takes his wife, Sarbajaya (Karuna Bannerjee), and his son, Apu, to live in the bustling city of Benares after the tragic death of his daughter, Durga, and the destruction of the family's home.
Apu, by now an adolescent (played by Smaran Ghosal), is extremely bright and hungry for knowledge.
When Apu learns of his mother's illness, he must decide if he's going to sacrifice his final exams and return to her side or take the exams and risk the chance she might die before he gets there.
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 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Apu (famed Indian actor Soumitra Chatterjee), an aspiring writer, takes a trip to the country on a lark with a friend.
Apu resists but finally capitulates, and only reluctantly allows his bride to share his life.
Apu's bestfriend convinces him finally to visit his by-now preschool son, who rejects his friendship, unaware that Apu is his father.
www.library.american.edu /subject/media/aufderheide/apu.html   (295 words)

  
 PATHER PANCHALI + THE WORLD OF APU - DVDs
Returning to the city, Apu and his new, beautiful wife Aparna form a bond of love that is shattered when she dies in childbirth; the grief-stricken Apu turns into a wanderer, shunning his son and hoping to bury himself in a loner's obscurity.
But if it begins without the teeth of its predecessors, The World of Apu redeems itself by its end: the shattered Apu is lost and adrift, his new family seething with rage at the abandonment of his son.
The World of Apu's fullscreen presentation fares a little better, with fewer (emphasis on fewer) print defects bedevilling the image, though it's still a far cry from ideal; the sound, however, is slightly more distinguished than Pather Panchali's.
www.filmfreakcentral.net /dvdreviews/apudvds.htm   (906 words)

  
 World Of Apu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In Apur Sansar, the second film of the Apu Trilogy, the camera often stays with one of two characters, after the other character(s) exit the frame, to illustrate their silent response.
When Apu's mother is happy, the water skates and dragonflies dance an insect version of happiness, and the gleaming river behind Apu (in Apur Sansar) while Apu debates whether to marry his friends cousin, signifies both the burden of the moment and the flow of time into which individual moments run indistinguishably.
The Apu Trilogy, made over a period of eight years and not originally conceived as a trilogy, had a profound effect on filmmaking within India and on the attention paid to Indian films outside India.
www.st-andrews.ac.uk /~basement/reviews/worldofapu.html   (483 words)

  
 channel4.com/film - The World of Apu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Satyajit Ray is acknowledged as one of the world's finest directors and his Apu trilogy is considered to be the pinnacle of his career.
The World Of Apu sees Apu (Soumitra Chatterjee) an adult and an orphan, struggling as a writer in Calcutta in the 30s.
A devastated Apu abandons his son to become a wanderer and only at the film’s very end is there an enigmatic hint of redemption.
www.channel4.com /film/reviews/film_indepth.jsp?id=110393   (441 words)

  
 Artificial Eye -The Apu Trilogy- ART230 DVD
The Apu trilogy is the most celebrated work of Satyajit Ray, the greatest filmmaker ever to have emerged from Indian cinema.
The three films - each a masterpiece in its own right - are enormously touching in their simplicity, emotional sweep and visual beauty and established Ray in the pantheon of the world's finest directors.
'The World of Apu', the final and most profoundly moving chapter in the trilogy, encompasses the extremes of joy and despair, ultimately reaching a conclusion that is among the most uplifting and life-affirming in cinema.
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 City Pages - Movies - The World of Apu
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Apu (Soumitra Chatterjee), now a parentless, penniless bachelor, pursues his writing career from a roach-ridden Calcutta tenement; fate, a friend's wedding invitation, and a selfless gesture land him a well-born bride, Aparna, played by 14-year-old Shamila Tagore in a luminous debut.
The world outside is inspiration enough, as Ray insists in one of the most poetic dissolves in all of cinema: the fantasy in a Calcutta moviehouse morphing into the window of Apu's taxi, its crude special effects yielding to blurred city lights that seem even stranger and more magical.
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 Satyajit Ray   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
He is mostly known for his Apu trilogy (the films Pather Panchali, Aparajito, and The World of Apu.
Born into a relatively wealthy family in Calcutta, Ray was well-educated and spent many years as a layout artist in a publishing house; inspired by the novel Pather Panchali, he decided to make it into a film and shot it on location using friends as actors, putting up the funding himself.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
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 MRC FilmFinder-Full Record: Apur Sansar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In The World of Apu, the last film in Sayajit Ray's great trilogy, the young hero is all but thrust from the security of his scholarly youth to live a hand-to-mouth existence in Calcutta after passing his intermediate exams.
Apu is recruited to marry the girl to avoid a curse.
It is the death of Aparna, while giving birth to their son that ultimately alters the course of how Apu observes and lives his life and how he envisions the world around him.
www.lib.unc.edu /house/mrc/films/full.php?film_id=383   (237 words)

  
 Rotten Tomatoes Forums - The World of Apu - now my favorite of the Apu trilogy
Satyajit Ray's The World of Apu (1959) is now, by a small margin, my favorite of the trilogy.
Ray does a wonderful job of showing why it could be a good move for Apu and for the wife (who would otherwise be considered cursed by everybody), but alternately how much of a risk he is taking in such a spur of the moment decision.
Though, I love The World of Apu as a unique experience, when anyone asks me what my favorite film is I always say "The Apu Trilogy".
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 AllRefer.com - Satyajit Ray (Film, Biography) - Encyclopedia
His early reputation was built on a trilogy of luminous neorealist films that portrayed the everyday life of a Bengali family and the childhood, youth, and manhood of a character called Apu.
It was followed by Aparajito (1956) and The World of Apu (1959).
Ray's recurrent themes : the life of Bengal's various social classes, the conflict of old and new values, and the effects of India's rapidly changing economic and political conditions : are evident throughout his oeuvre.
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 Metroactive Movies | 'The World of Apu'
Though the World of Apu's plot is outwardly fairly straightforward even for an epic drama, there is a more complicated thread of self-reference that winds through the story and gives the narrative a whole other layer of depth.
At the beginning, Apu (Soumitra Chatterjee) is a frustrated writer, certainly not the most ambitious guy in the world and almost disturbingly happy-go-lucky.
The World of Apu will be screened Monday, Oct. 13 at 7pm at the Del Mar as part of the Pacific Rim Film Festival.
www.metroactive.com /papers/cruz/10.08.03/apu-0341.html   (1077 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The World of Apu (1960) : Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In Pather Panchali and Aparajito we watch Apu grow into manhood all while he seems to be very unaware of the exotic Indian women swirling about him in all their beauty.
Having lost his sister and his parents in the first two installments of "The Apu Trilogy," I made the mistake of thinking there was no one left for Apurba Roy (Soumitra Chatterjee) to lose, but Satyajit Ray proves in Apur Sansar ("The World of Apu") that such expectations are foolishness.
The Apu trilogy is compulsory viewing for whoever is seriously interested in foreign cinema.
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 FILM REVIEW -- Apu the Boy Fades And a Man Emerges
In its own fashion, however, ``The World of Apu'' is just as satisfying and lovely as the previous films in the trilogy.
Later, in what may be the most gorgeous moment in any Ray film, Apu and his bride stand tentatively, nervously around the canopy bed that's been festooned with flowers and incense for their wedding night.
When Aparna goes to her parents' home to have her child and dies in childbirth, Apu is decimated and decides not to see the son who, he believes, killed his beloved wife.
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 VH1.com : Movies : Movie : The World of Apu : Main
Originally released in India as Apur Sansar, The World of Apu was the last of Satyajit Ray...
The third installment in Satyajit Ray's internationally acclaimed Apu trilogy, The World of Apu displays all of Ray's trademark restraint and lyricism.
Originally released in India as Apur Sansar, The World of Apu was the last of Satyajit Ray's "Apu Trilogy".
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