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Rated NR · 125 min. · 2058

Drama

A depiction of rural Bengali life in a style inspired by Italian neorealism, this naturalistic but poetic evocation of a number of years in the life of a family introduces us to both little Apu and, just as essentially, the women who will help shape him: his independent older sister, Durga; his harried mother, Sarbajaya, who, with her husband often away, must hold the family together; and his kindly and mischievous elderly -"auntie," Indir - vivid, multifaceted characters all.

Director: Satyajit Ray
Writer: Satyajit Ray and Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay
Cast: Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Bannerjee, Uma Das Gupta, Chunibala Devi, Reba Devi, Aparna Devi, Tulsi Chakraborty, Binoy Mukherjee and Haren Banerjee

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