Satyajit Ray

Apur Sansar

Apur Sansar

By the time Apur Sansar was released, Satyajit Ray had directed not only the first two Apu films but also the masterpiece The Music Room, and was well on his way to becoming a legend. This extraordinary final chapter brings our protagonist’s journey full circle. Apu is now in his early twenties, out of college, and hoping to live as a writer. Alongside his professional ambitions, the film charts his romantic awakening, which occurs as the result of a most unlikely turn of events, and his eventual, fraught fatherhood. Featuring soon to be Ray regulars Soumitra Chatterjee and Sharmila Tagore in star-making performances, and demonstrating Ray’s ever more impressive skills as a crafter of pure cinematic imagery, Apur Sansar is a moving conclusion to this monumental trilogy.

Film Info

  • Satyajit Ray
  • India
  • 1959
  • 106 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.37:1
  • Bengali
  • Spine #785

Special Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, undertaken in collaboration with the Academy Film Archive at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and L’Immagine Ritrovata, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview program with actors Soumitra Chatterjee and Sharmila Tagore
  • “The Apu Trilogy”: A Closer Look, a new program featuring filmmaker, producer, and teacher Mamoun Hassan
  • Footage of director Satyajit Ray receiving an honorary Oscar in 1992
  • New programs on the restoration of The Apu Trilogy by filmmaker :: kogonada
  • New English subtitle translation

Available In

Collector's Set

The Apu Trilogy

The Apu Trilogy

Blu-Ray Box Set

3 Discs

$79.96

Collector's Set

The Apu Trilogy

The Apu Trilogy

DVD Box Set

3 Discs

$79.96

Special Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, undertaken in collaboration with the Academy Film Archive at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and L’Immagine Ritrovata, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview program with actors Soumitra Chatterjee and Sharmila Tagore
  • “The Apu Trilogy”: A Closer Look, a new program featuring filmmaker, producer, and teacher Mamoun Hassan
  • Footage of director Satyajit Ray receiving an honorary Oscar in 1992
  • New programs on the restoration of The Apu Trilogy by filmmaker :: kogonada
  • New English subtitle translation
Apur Sansar
Cast
Soumitra Chatterjee
Apu
Sharmila Tagore
Aparna
Alok Chakraborty
Kajal, Apu’s son
Swapan Mukherjee
Pulu, Apu’s friend
Dhiresh Majumdar
Sasinarayan, Pulu’s uncle
Sefalika Devi
Sasinarayan’s wife
Dhiren Ghosh
Landlord
Tusar Banerjee
Bridegroom
Abhijit Chatterjee
Murari, Aparna’s brother
Credits
Director
Satyajit Ray
Produced by
Satyajit Ray
Screenplay
Satyajit Ray
Based on the novel Aparajito by
Bibhutibhusan Banerjee
Coproducer
Aminyanath Mukherji
Original music
Ravi Shankar
Cinematography
Subrata Mitra
Art director
Bansi Chandragupta
Editor
Dulal Dutta
Sound recordist
Durgadas Mitra
Production manager
Anil Choudhury

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