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Avijatrik poster: It's a whole new world for Apu and Kajal

Subhrajit Mitra’s film takes the narrative forward from the reunion of the father and the son in Satyait Ray’s Aparajito (1956).  

Roushni Sarkar

Subhrajit Mitra’s Avijatrik, based on the concluding part of Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay’s novel Aparajito, has been shot in black and white to maintain a continuity with Satyajit Ray’s Aparajito, released in 1956. The official poster, featuring Arjun Chakraborty as Apu, with his son Kajal, too is painted in monochromatic tones with watercolour brush strokes. Mitra's film takes the narrative forward from Apu and Kajal’s reunion in Ray’s Aparajito.

In the poster, Apu is seen holding Kajal’s hand and looking ahead into the horizon, indicating a new beginning. The father-son duo will now embark on a new journey with beaming faces.

In the poster, the two are positioned in the middle of a kash forest with the train in the background, reminding one of that iconic sequence in Ray's Pather Panchali (1955), when Apu and Durga rush through the kash forest to catch a glimpse of the train rushing past their village. 

There is also a large mansion situated on a ghat in the backdrrop, signifying their journey to Benaras. In the film, the father-son duo will also be seen travelling across the Northeastern region, North Bengal, and Kolkata.

Avijatrik, produced by Madhur Bhandarkar and Gaurang Jalan, also features Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Arpita Pal Chatterjee, Ditipriya Roy, Sreelekha Mitra and Shubhro Sankha Das in important roles.

Watch the teaser of the film below.

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