The World of Apu (1960)
Critic Consensus: Achingly poignant, beautifully shot, and evocatively atmospheric, The World of Apu closes out Satyajit Ray's classic trilogy on a high note.
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Critic Reviews for The World of Apu
The World of Apu completes, in alternations of suffering and joy, one of the most vital and abundant movies ever made.
Great acting, remarkable use of locations, a humanistic ethos that's both wise and wary.
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.
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.
An impressive capstone is put not only upon a touching human drama but also upon the development of a genuine artist's skill.
Audience Reviews for The World of Apu
"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 everyone really needs to see, because the material covered needs to be in the mids of everyone to learn life lessons before they make the mistakes themselves and ruin their lives. Once this film feels like it's back on a happy track, it falls apart in a shocking twist. I wouldn't go as far as to calling it a great classic, but it is very well told and it is an essential film on critics lists after doing some research after my viewing of this picture. It's pretty well-written and well-acted. A very solid true-to-life picture.
i loved how it came full circle but pather panchali is still my favorite
I cant decide whether this or Pather Panchali is the best of the trilogy. It's certainly most existential. full review to come.
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