About

Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work. Alone, his wife, Sarbojaya, looks after her rebellious daughter, Durga, and her young son, Apu, as well as Harihar's elderly aunt Indir. The children enjoy the small pleasures of their difficult life, while their parents suffer the daily indignities heaped upon...

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

Lists

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