About

The film is a coming-of-age story of a young boy named Apu, and life in his small Indian village in the early years of the 20th century. Apu is born to a poor Brahmin family in Bengal. His father Harihar is a priest who dreams of becoming a successful poet and a playwright; he does not earn enough, but the mother Sarbajaya keeps the family going. Because of their limited resources, Sarbajaya resen...

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Directed by

Satyajit Ray

Written by

Satyajit Ray (Screenplay)
Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay (Novel)

Runtime

125 minutes

Country

India

Language

Bengali

Cast

Keywords

priest teacher railroad writer misery robbery dying and death unemployment difficult childhood help move monsoon

Lists

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