The World of Apu

The World of Apu Bengali Apur Sansar is a Bengali drama film directed by Satyajit Ray. It is the third part of The Apu Trilogy, about the childhood and early adulthood of a young Bengali named Apu in the early twentieth century Indian subcontinent. The film is based on the last twothirds of the 1932 Bengali novel, Aparajito, by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay.

Apurbo Kumar Roy Apu Soumitra Chatterjee is an unemployed graduate living in a rented room in Calcutta. Despite his teachers advice to go to university, he is unable to do so because he cant afford it. He tries to find a job, while barely getting by providing private tutoring. His main passion is writing a novel, partially based on his own life, hoping to get it published some day. One day, he meets his old friend Pulu, who coaxes him to join him on a trip to his village in Khulna to attend the marriage of a cousin named Aparna Sharmila Tagore.On the day of the marriage, it turns out that the bridegroom has a serious mental disorder. The brides mother cancels the marriage, despite the fathers protests. He and the other villagers believe, according to prevalent Hindu tradition, that the young bride must be wedded off during the previously appointed auspicious hour, otherwise, she will have to remain unmarried all her life. Apu, after initially refusing when requested by a few villagers, ultimately decides to take Pulus advice and come to the rescue of the bride by agreeing to marry her. He returns with Aparna to his apartment in Calcutta after the wedding. He takes up a clerical job, and a loving relationship begins to bloom between them. Yet, the young couples blissful days are cut short when Aparna dies while giving birth to their son, Kajal. Apu is overcome with grief and holds the child responsible for his wifes death. ........

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