This essay reflects on Apur Sansar, a 1959 Indian Bengali-Language drama film. Satyajit Ray directed the movie which is the third in The Apur Trilogy. The movie is about the early adulthood of a Young Bengali called Apur. It is a pure cinematic experience; the acting, the story and the direction of the film are captivating and crucial themes are revealed for the viewers.
Apur Sansar is a compelling film, which not only entertains but also acts as a life lessons. It presents a description of real-life scenarios, and Apur, the main character, depicts graduates’ miseries as he looks for employment. As I watched the film, I was fascinated by many scenes. First is when Apur is looking for a job, he attends a job interview, where there are no other candidates, and he could have secured the job. However, after a short interview with the prospective employer, Apur is asked if he understands labeling and is directed to a room where many workers are handcrafting labels. Everyone looks at Apur, including an old man, but no one says anything. Apur sees a miserable life ahead of him, and he refuses to take the job. This scene taught me that life is not easy after graduation.
Additionally, I was amazed by Pulu, Apur’s former classmate, who seems to be more mature and wiser than him because he advises Apur on life matters. From the scene in the film, where Pulu visits Apur, I saw a supportive friend ready to give him moral support and encouragement. I was also stunned by the part where Apur’s wife, Aparna, dies during childbirth. He is devastated and stressed, and he refuses to take responsibility for the child, blaming the kid for his wife’s death.
In conclusion, this movie illustrates the challenges of most of the graduates in India and worldwide. After graduation, young men and women are looking for jobs in different industries, and, when they fail to secure positions they need, they often become depressed. The story of Apur in the movie is a motivation to any young man struggling with life, as it shows that there is always a happy ending.