Apur Sansar (The World of Apu)
Apur Sansar (The World of Apu) (2003)

Originally released in India as Apur Sansar, The World of Apu was the last of Satyajit Ray's "Apu Trilogy." Pather Panchali (1955) covered Apu's early years in his native village, while Aparajito (1956) detailed his school… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 28, 2003
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Consensus: Achingly poignant, beautifully shot, and evocatively atmospheric, The World of Apu closes out Satyajit Ray's classic trilogy on a high note.

TIME Magazine

The World of Apu completes, in alternations of suffering and joy, one of the most vital and abundant movies ever made.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Though the rhythm of the storytelling is choppy and Apu himself seems incompletely realized, the first appearance of the remarkable Sharmila Tagore as his well-to-do bride upgrades the film's middle section.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Director Satyajit Ray forever changed the face of India's immense film industry with this uniquely personal, practically homemade, trilogy.

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Time Out

Great acting, remarkable use of locations, a humanistic ethos that's both wise and wary.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

An impressive capstone is put not only upon a touching human drama but also upon the development of a genuine artist's skill.

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Alan Morrison
Empire Magazine

Humanist film-making at its best.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Director Satyajit Ray, with greater technical means, makes the truth of his relationships and the revelation of India the main trumps of the film. Wit, tenderness and intrinsic human revelations illuminate this unusual film.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

What we sense all through The Apu Trilogy is a different kind of life than we are used to.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a classic filmed in an old-fashioned timeless way that never goes out of fashion.

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Flixster Audience Score: 95% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
"The World of Apu" is a very hard movie to get into, due to it's drab feel and slow-moving storytelling, but it's a fantastic story that… More
Stella Dallas
i loved how it came full circle but pather panchali is still my favorite