Satyajit Ray

Aparajito

Aparajito

Satyajit Ray had not planned to make a sequel to Pather Panchali, but after the film’s international success, he decided to continue Apu’s narrative. Aparajito picks up where the first film leaves off, with Apu and his family having moved away from the country to live in the bustling holy city of Varanasi (then known as Benares). As Apu progresses from wide-eyed child to intellectually curious teenager, eventually studying in Kolkata, we witness his academic and moral education, as well as the growing complexity of his relationship with his mother. This tenderly expressive, often heart-wrenching film, which won three top prizes at the Venice Film Festival, including the Golden Lion, not only extends but also spiritually deepens the tale of Apu.

Film Info

  • Satyajit Ray
  • India
  • 1956
  • 110 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.37:1
  • Bengali
  • Spine #784

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
  • The Small Details, a new interview with film writer Ujjal Chakraborty
  • Audio recording from 1958 of a conversation between director Satyajit Ray and film historian Gideon Bachmann
  • Making “The Apu Trilogy”: Satyajit Ray’s Epic Debut, a new video essay by Ray biographer Andrew Robinson
  • The Creative Person: “Satyajit Ray,” a 1967 half-hour documentary by James Beveridge, featuring interviews with Ray, several of his actors, members of his creative team, and film critic Chidananda Das Gupta
  • 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
  • The Small Details, a new interview with film writer Ujjal Chakraborty
  • Audio recording from 1958 of a conversation between director Satyajit Ray and film historian Gideon Bachmann
  • Making “The Apu Trilogy”: Satyajit Ray’s Epic Debut, a new video essay by Ray biographer Andrew Robinson
  • The Creative Person: “Satyajit Ray,” a 1967 half-hour documentary by James Beveridge, featuring interviews with Ray, several of his actors, members of his creative team, and film critic Chidananda Das Gupta
  • New English subtitle translation
Aparajito
Cast
Kanu Banerjee
Harihar, Apu’s father
Karuna Banerjee
Sarbajaya, Apu’s mother
Smaran Ghosal
Adolescent Apu
Pinaki Sengupta
Young Apu
Ramani Sengupta
Bhabataran, Sarbajaya’s uncle
Charuprakash Ghosh
Nanda-babu, upstairs neighbor
Subodh Ganguli
Headmaster
Moni Srimani
School inspector
Hemanta Chatterjee
Schoolteacher
Ranibala
Teli, Bhabataran’s patron
Sudipta Roy
Nirupama, Teli’s daughter
Ajay Mitra
Shibnath, Apu’s schoolmate
Kali Banerjee
Kalicharan, Harihar’s guest
Kalicharan Roy
Akhil, press proprietor
Kamala Adhikari
Moksada
Lalchand Banerjee
Lahiri, Sarbajaya’s employer
Santi Gupta
Lahiri’s wife
K. S. Pandey
Pande, first-floor neighbor
Meenaksi Devi
Pande’s wife
Anil Mukherjee
Abinash, schoolteacher
Harendrakumar Chakravarti
Doctor
Bhaganu Palwan
Palwan
Credits
Director
Satyajit Ray
Produced by
Satyajit Ray
Screenplay
Satyajit Ray
Based on the novels Pather Panchali and Aparajito
Bibhutibhusan Banerjee
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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