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The World of Apu
Apu is a jobless ex-student dreaming vaguely of a future as a writer. An old college friend talks him into a visit up-country to a village wedding....
"Who are you?"
"I'm your friend."
I've been living in Austin for the past 7 years. 6 years ago, I met Andy. Andy and I started seeing each other and become more and more serious. We moved in together. Andy supported me as I started my transition. I supported Andy as they went to school. We helped each other grow and constantly taught each other new things. Things weren't always good but we always loved each other and tried to support each other as much as possible.
Andy has a young son. When we first met, Isaac was only a year old. He's 7 now, almost 8. Isaac is a great kid. He loves video games and board games. He…
If there's one word that would best describe Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy that would have to be universality. Which is all the more impressive when considering that the movies are so deeply rooted in Indian (and Bengali) culture and traditions. Everyone can identify with the characters in the movies, with the decisions they make, with the difficult moments they go through, with the emotions they feel, as they capture the human nature in a genuine and primal form. A true master when it comes to exploring the human condition, Satyajit Ray creates moments that feel very natural but moments that have layers upon layers of subtly different nuances. It doesn't matter if a scene shows a mundane activity or if…
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Review In A Nutshell:
The World of Apu is the third film from Satyajit Ray's Apu trilogy. After the slight disappointment with the second film, as compared to the brilliant first film, my expectations for this one wasn't really high and predicting that I would come out of it lukewarm. The World of Apu proved me wrong as it delivers something much more entertaining, personal and balanced than what was shown in Aparajito, but sadly couldn't reach the power that the first film was able to establish.
Explaining the plot of The Apu trilogy is unnecessary as this isn't a sort of film that contains a certain goal or objective,…
Chatterjee and Tagore have an electric chemistry from their first moments together, a tentative wedding night scene that takes place in an elaborately decorated bedroom. She stands still, expectant, on one side of the bed, while Apu paces back and forth on the other, asking across a sea of expensive fabrics and beads, “Can you live with a poor husband?”
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Durante toda la película traje en la mente la frase "life's a bitch and then you die", pero a final de cuentas, la cosa termina bonito. Life's a bitch, and then... it's not. And then it is a bitch again. Y así sucesivamente. Qué mejor retrato de la realidad.
Hermoso cierre de la trilogía.
"Blending elements of lyricism and bitter realism, Apu Sansar finally grasps for the existential. But one thing remains constant through Ray’s mise-en-scéne: he uses the tools learned as a graphic designer to create direct and clear narrative intentions while also forming gorgeous images."
My Bergman reference was tossed from the final draft, and I'm not sure this entirely works, but I think few would disagree the marriage montage may be the best moment of the entire trilogy. The whole "wander the desert" perhaps needed the hand of a Ghatak to really create the spiritual weight (Ray, like the contemporaries he often gets paired with, is just a bit too much of an image-maker sometimes). Nonetheless, the ending moment is the perfect amount of pathos and uncertainty, while finding what the essence of this bildungsroman. More from my Aklasu column.
SAW: at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater
أقل جزء فى ثلاثية ستايجت راى ... و لمن لا يعلم فستايجت راى هو أعظم مخرجى الهند بعيداً عن سينما بوليود السيئة دلوقتى ...فيه حدث فى المنتصف غير مبرر و بيربك الفيلم كله و بيربك الشخصية الرئيسية ذاتها ... و مع ذلك خلينى أقول أن لغة الرجل البصرية كانت أفضل هنا من الجزئيين السابقين .... الميزانسين داخل الكادرات كان رائع
Growing up, Speilberg is the reason I set on the path to be a filmmaker. JAWS and the like are the reason I want to be in this business somehow. But when I grew up and discovered the world of cinema, which includes works like THE APU TRILOGY, I realized I don't just want to tell cinematic stories: I HAVE to. For beyond entertainment is the possibility of truth beyond mere understanding. In three films I lived the life of Apu, felt his regret and joy. And I am better for it. And I must attempt to pass on this enrichment. If I fail I may still entertain, which isn't a bad life in itself.
Simply, an excellent movie. With The World of Apu, director Satyajit Ray has created an exceptional trilogy of movies about the life of a young boy, from young age to adulthood and The World of Apu manages to perfect conclude said story. It lessens the scope of everything and gives more of the feeling of Pather Panchali where the mundanity is really what is most fascinating and it gives moments of raw and pure emotion.
Where this film truly finds a spark is in the casting of Apu’s wife, and the chemistry between the two is pitch perfect, leading to an incredibly convincing portrayal of a relationship that must slowly build, against all the foreignness that initially inhabit their married life. The World of Apu might not quite touch the original, but as of now, it might be my favourite.
"He doesn't run away. He wants to live"
In the final instalment of the Apu Trilogy, director Satjayit Ray attempts to bring everything full circle.
The scene directly after the opening credits shows a curtain billowing desperately against the force of a storm, just like the one in Apu's childhood home in the first film, Pather Panchali.
Apu is a man now but he still has plenty of growing up to do.
The previously winning protagonist spends the majority of the film reciting poetry on a whim and speaking of his future greatness bound to be bestowed just by virtue of living.
Apur Sansar isn't exactly a disappointing endnote to the series, but it does feel like an ordinary and…
O mais fraco da trilogia, mas ainda assim um belíssimo filme. Se em Aparajito parte do drama é intensificado pelas lembranças do primeiro filme, Apur Sansar me parece mais deslocado, buscando seu próprio universo dramático. Talvez por isso a perda, algo constante em toda a trilogia, não tenha o mesmo peso como nos demais filmes.
Ainda assim é recheado de momentos sublimes, como as cenas no apartamento entre o casal e a conciliação entre pai e filho nos minutos finais.
For ever and ever I will never not be wrecked by this movie.
What a beautiful ending of the story.
You could fill buckets with all the different kinds of tears this film will have you pouring by the end!
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