Apu is a jobless former student dreaming vaguely of a future as a writer. An old college friend talks him into a visit up-country to a village wedding. This changes his life, for when the bridegroom turns out to be mad, Apu’s friend asks him to become the husband. After initial revulsion at the idea, Apu agrees. Apu takes his exquisite bride, Aparna, back to Calcutta. But Aparna dies while giving birth, Apu leaves Calcutta, crazy with grief, and his son Kajal is left abandoned with his wife’s parents. Only after a long period of total indifference to worldly responsibilities, does Apu become capable of returning to the world.
This movie is Ray at his best. Its sublime. Its distilled to perfection. You need not hear the dialogs or read the subtitles to follow and appreciate it. The visuals and background score tell the store more eloquently. The movie has a soul which will get destroyed if you make even the slightest change to the story, acting, cinematography, music etc. Ray has brought out the best in his actors. They are not experienced actors though both of the leading pair later go on achieve mega success as movie stars. If you blink an eye, you will miss out on the emotions captured. For example, when Aparna is brought to her new home, there is moment in which she matures – from a girl to a woman – while gazing out of the torn curtain. There are several such brief moments. The dialog is minimalist but enchanting. The letter from Aparna to Apu captures love in all its glory – longing, desire, concern and trust. Its movie-making at its best.
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 1h 46mn | 2,12 Gb
Audio: Bengali AC3 1.0 @ 160 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Bengali or Spanish (2 audio tracks) | DVDRip | MKV | AVC, 2000 Kbps | 688×512 | 25.000 fps | 1.68 GB
Audio: AC-3, 192 Kbps | 2 channels | 01:40:45 minutes | Subtitles: English (srt), Spanish (embedded)