The Apu Trilogy
1955–59 Bengali film series by Satyajit Ray / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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The Apu Trilogy comprises three Indian Bengali-language drama films directed by Satyajit Ray: Pather Panchali (1955), Aparajito (1956) and The World of Apu (1959). The original music for the films was composed by Ravi Shankar.
|The Apu Trilogy|
|Directed by||Satyajit Ray|
|Written by||Satyajit Ray|
|Screenplay by||Satyajit Ray|
|Based on||Pather Panchali and Aparajito by Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay|
|Produced by||Satyajit Ray|
|Edited by||Dulal Dutta|
|Music by||Ravi Shankar|
|Distributed by||Sony Pictures Classics / Merchant Ivory Productions|
(Pather Pachali was distributed by The Aurora Film Corporation)
|Pather Panchali: |
|342 minutes (total)|
The films are based on two Bengali novels written by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay: Pather Panchali (1929) and Aparajito (1932). The three films went on to win many national and international awards, including three National Film Awards and seven awards from the Cannes, Berlin and Venice Film Festivals. The films were produced on a shoestring budget (Pather Panchali had a budget of roughly ₹ 150,000 ($45,300—equivalent to $458,200 in 2021) using an amateur cast and crew.