The World of Apu

  • Soumitra Chattopadhyay: Apurba Kumar Roy ( Apu )
  • Sharmila Tagore: Aparna
  • Swapan Mukhopadhyay: Pulu
  • Aloka Chakravarti: Kajal

Apus Road to Life: Apus World ( Bengali: অপুর সংসার, Apur samsar ) is an Indian film by Satyajit Ray in 1959, he was on a story by Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay. .


Apu has finished his studies at City College in Kolkata, is unemployed and lives in a noisy roof terrace apartment in North Kolkata directly to a railway line. He dreams of becoming a writer and has also started to write a novel. One day he makes his former fellow student Pulu identify and invites him to the wedding of his cousin Aparna in a village in the district of Khulna. On a small boat they travel to the wedding, everything is in the middle of the preparations: The bride is adorned, the groom is brought carried in a litter. However, it turns out ( zerrupft his wedding turban ) to burst, threatening the " cheap " wedding date as mentally ill out. In order to save the bride from the curse of never being married, Pulu Apu tries to persuade them to ad hoc wedding. Protested Apu, all stops there for backward in thinking. Ultimately, he decides to help his friend's family, and stands as a husband available.

Shy, the newlyweds after the wedding to get to know. Aparna is disappointed with the poor conditions Apus in Kolkata and he has feelings of inferiority, not being able to offer the previously usual "luxury" her. With the Indian attitude to accept the decisions of fate, Aparna tried to establish themselves in the new situation.

They are now happily in love and Aparna is pregnant and goes for two months with their parents, there to receive the child. Write down letters. As Apu by a messenger hears that Aparna has died in childbirth, his pain is unbearable. He falls into lethargy; to take his own life, fails. Apu writes Pulu, who goes abroad, a final letter and leaves the city with an uncertain destination; his son Kajal stays parents Aparnas.

Apu travels through the land, and sacrifices himself the manuscript of his novel, to free themselves from the rest of the past weighing on his past.

Apu's son is now about four years old returned as Pulu. He makes children insidious pranks. Pulu learns that Apu has never seen his son Kajal. Quite accidentally meets Pulu Apu and tried to convince him to take care of Kajal. Apu reveals to give Kajal blame for Aparnas death - he can not be detached from the pain of the past by the destruction of everything material.

As Apu eventually does come to his in-laws, tears Kajal from before him, and is cold and distant. Apu's attempts to approach him, not succeed. It goes without picking Kajal. The boy follows him unexpectedly; they go off together.


Apur Sansar is the third part of the Apu Trilogy by Satyajit Ray. He appeared on 1 May 1959.

Through the camera work Subrata Mitra's the viewer's attention is directed to the next without cuts by the movement of the camera almost imperceptibly from one scene.


" In this third part of the trilogy, set the European models, especially in the visual language, finally through. Forcefully and convincingly staged, the film combines traditional ciphers with a modern approach. "