Rent Apur Sansar (1959)

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1h 40min
Rent Apur Sansar (aka The World of Apu) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
'Apur Sansar', the adult Apu (Soumitra Chatterjee) hopes to become a writer, but his lack of finances force him to abandon his university studies. He meets an old friend Pulu (Swapan Mukherjee) and together they travel to the wedding of Pulu's cousin, Aparna (Sharmila Tagore). When the bridegroom turns out to be insane and the wedding is cancelled, Apu agrees to marry Aparna to save her from ridicule. They return to his Calcutta apartment to start a new life and Apu comes to love his wife, but his happiness is soon shattered by a tragic turn of events.
Actors:
, , Alok Chakravarty, Swapan Mukherjee, Tushar Bandyopadhyay, , , Shanti Bhattacherjee, Jiten Bhons, Abhijit Chatterjee, , , Belarani Devi, , Biren Ghosh, Dhiren Ghosh, Biresh Majumdar, Dhiresh Majumdar, Bechu Singha
Directors:
Producers:
Satyajit Ray, Aminyanath Mukherji
Writers:
Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay, Satyajit Ray
Aka:
The World of Apu
Studio:
Artificial Eye Film Company Ltd.
Genres:
Bollywood, Children & Family, Classics, Drama
Countries:
India, Bollywood, Children & Family, Classics, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
10/02/2003
Run Time:
100 minutes
Languages:
Bengali
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Extracts from BBC Omnibus – 'The Cinema of Satyajit Ray'
  • Production Notes by Ray Biographer Andrew Robinson
  • 'Pather Panchali' Storyboards
  • Stills and Poster Gallery
  • 'The World of Apu Movie Masterclass' Documentary
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/05/2020
Run Time:
106 minutes
Languages:
Bengali
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Audio recordings from 1958 of director Satyajit Ray reading his essay "A Long Time on the Little
  • Road" and in conversation with film historian Gideon Bachmann
  • New interviews with actors Soumitra Chatterjee, Shampa Srivastava, and Sharmila Tagore; camera assistant Soumendu Roy; and film writer Ujjal Chakraborty
  • Making "The Apu Trilogy": Satyajit Ray's Epic Debut, a new video essay by Ray biographer Andrew Robinson
  • "The Apu Trilogy": A Closer Look, a new program featuring filmmaker, producer, and teacher Mamoun Hassan
  • Excerpts from the 2003 documentary 'The Song of the Little Road', featuring composer Ravi Shankar
  • 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
  • Footage of Ray receiving an honorary Oscar in 1992
  • New programs on the restorations by filmmaker: kogonada

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