Aparajito Bengali porajito The Unvanquished is a 1956 Indian Bengali drama film directed by Satyajit Ray, and is the second part of The Apu Trilogy. It is adapted from the last onefifth of Bibhutibhushan Bannerjees novel Pather Panchali and the first onethird of its sequel Aparajito. It starts off where the previous film Pather Panchali ended, with Apus family moving to Varanasi, and chronicles Apus life from childhood to adolescence in college, right up to his mothers death, when he is left all alone.

Apu and his parents, who left their home in Bengal, has moved to an apartment in Varanasi where Apus father Harihar Kanu Banerjee works as a priest. Harihar dies and Sarbajaya Karuna Banerjee starts working as a maid. Apu and his mother return to Bengal and settle in the village Mansapota. Apu asks his mother to send him to a school. He has an inquisitive mind and studies diligently he receives a scholarship to go to Calcutta for further studies. Sarbajaya does not want to let her son leave but she gives in and helps him prepare to leave.Apu Smaran Ghosal starts working at a printing press in Calcutta, after school hours, to subsist. He becomes more accustomed to the city life and feels out of place in the village. Sarbajaya expects visits from him, but he visits only a few times. Her loneliness and yearning for her son continue to grow. She becomes seriously ill, but does not disclose her illness to Apu, lest his studies get disturbed. When Apu finally comes to know about her poor health, he returns to the village to find that she has died. Bhabataran, Apus great uncle, requests that he stay there and work as a priest. Apu rejects the idea and returns to Calcutta. ........

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