World of Apu, The

  • 1959 ----- b & w ----- 104 min ----- 16mm///
  • (Directed by Satyajit Ray; with Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Alok Chakravarty, Swapan Mukherji) (The Apu Trilogy, Part 3) Apu, after achieving manhood, has decided to become a writer. Quite by chance, he is invited to attend the wedding of a friend's cousin at the latter's country home. When the prospective bridegroom suffers a nervous breakdown just before the ceremony, Apu is persuaded to take his place; otherwise, the girl will be permanently doomed to spinsterhood and the family disgraced. The consequences of the unexpected liaison brings to the screen some of the most emotionally moving scenes ever made. (In Ben-Gali with English subtitles)
  • Topics: (Asian Languages and Literature, Motion Pictures: Features, South Asian Studies)