The World of Apu
The World of Apu (1960)

Apu is a young bureaucrat who takes time off work to attend his cousins wedding. The marriage has been arranged some fifteen years earlier, but the bridegroom throws a fit and refuses to marry the girl. The girl would forever remain a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 4, 1960
DVD 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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Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl

...in Aparajito and Apur Sansar the scope of the cinematography opens up to reflect Apu's broadening experience of life.

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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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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Before our eyes Apu has grown up.

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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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Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm

...exquisitely joyful and romantic.

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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