The Unvanquished = Aparajito

India, 1956

Film
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Based on the novel by Bibhutibhushan Banerji, this is the second part of the trilogy begun by Pather Panchali. Apu grows up and becomes restless for experience. Set in Benares in the 1920’s, the focus is on the changing environment, contrasted with the stasis of village life in Pather Panchali. Apu’s restlessness and desire for more education brings him into conflict with his mother. This realistic portrayal of family life drew a good deal of criticism from the middle class audience of the time.

Credits

producer/director

Satyajit Ray

production company

Epic Films

Language

Bengali

Duration

01:48:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

38375

Subject categories

Adaptations

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → India - Social conditions

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - India

Foreign language films

Literature → Indian literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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