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Critic Reviews for Aparajito
Ray's relaxed, open style had a tremendous influence on the film world of 1956, but time has absorbed some of its originality.
It doesn't have quite the tension or quite the variety of mood but it has a special brooding quality and a more explicit conflict between East and West.
It's a masterpiece for which terms like 'simplicity' and 'profundity' seem inadequate.
It is done with such rare feeling and skill at pictorial imagery, and with such sympathetic understanding of Indian character on the part of Mr. Ray, that it develops a sort of hypnotism for the serene and tolerant viewer.
Standing above fashion, it creates a world so convincing that it becomes, for a time, another life we might have lived.
Audience Reviews for Aparajito
not to take anything away from it but i liked the first part better. definitely being drawn into the life of this family
love the storytelling. a terrific coming-of-age film that's simple yet amazingly compelling. as in Pather Panchali, the actors have a wonderful natural ability and a very strong dynamic with one another that totally sells their performances. also once again, I loved the cinematography and the Ravi Shankar score. a seamless and thoroughly enjoyable sequel.
Much more technically accomplished than Pather Panchali. The scenes at the city were worthy of Antonioni. I love those subtle moments where the characters are still haunted by the events in Pather Panchali. The script has a bad habit of killing off main characters especially from seemingly trivial causes, so it's a credit to Ray that he handles it so beautifully, as there is considerably less melodrama here than PP. Still, the I think the suffering in latter parts of the film were overdone.
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