11 Facts About Aparajito


Aparajito is a 1956 Indian Bengali-language drama film written and directed by Satyajit Ray, and is the second part of The Apu Trilogy.

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Aparajito excels at his studies, impressing a visiting dignitary, and the headmaster takes special interest in him.

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Aparajito becomes more accustomed to the city life and feels out of place in the village.

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Aparajito's becomes seriously ill, but does not disclose her illness to Apu, lest his studies be disturbed.

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Aparajito was based on the last fifth of the novel Pather Panchali and the first third of the novel Aparajito by Banerjee.

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Aparajito was filmed forty years ago, half way around the world, yet the themes and emotions embedded in the narrative are strikingly relevant to modern Western society .

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For those who have seen Pather Panchali, Aparajito provides a nearly-flawless continuation of the journey begun there.

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Aparajito won the Golden Lion at the 1957 Venice Film Festival and, to date, remains the only film sequel to ever win the grand prize at the prestigious Venice, Berlin or Cannes Film Festivals.

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Aparajito was preceded by Pather Panchali and followed by Apur Sansar in 1959.

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Aparajito worked on scripting, casting, scoring, cinematography, art direction, editing and designing his own credit titles and publicity material.

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Aparajito developed a distinctive style of film-making based on visual lyricism and strong humanism, as in his Apu trilogy.

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