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Avijatrik teaser offers glimpses of Apu's unexplored journey on screen


Shot in monochrome, the film will attempt to explore the rest of the journey of Apu, that has left the audience in anticipation, ever since Satyajit Ray’s Aparajito, released in 1956.

Roushni Sarkar

The teaser of Subhrajit Mitra’s upcoming film Avijatrik (2020) offers a glimpse to the storyline, inspired from the concluding part of Bibhutibhshan Bandopadhyay’s novel Aparajito, with sketches of the characters, recreations of a few scenes from the film with dialogues, suggesting the equations between the characters.

Avijatrik, produced by Madhur Bhandarkar, features Arjun Chakraborty as Apu, Ditipriya Roy as Aparna, Sreelekha Mitra as Ranu Di, Arpita Chatterjee as Leela and Shubhro S Das as Leela’s brother Bimalendu. Veteran actor Sabyasachi Chakraborty will also be seen in crucial role in the film.

Shot in monochrome, the film will attempt to explore the rest of the journey of Apu, that has left the audience in anticipation, ever since Satyajit Ray’s Aparajito, released in 1956. It will also emphasise on the other characters from the novel, especially the equation between Apu and his childhood friend Leela, which was not explored in Ray’s trilogy. A large part of the teaser focuses on Apu and his son Kajol’s conversations and the film will also trace the duo’s journey across Banaras, the Northeastern region, North Bengal, and Kolkata.

The dominance of background score in the teaser also suggests that Bickram Ghosh's music is one of the most integral aspects of the film. Watch the teaser below and let us know if you are keen to watch the film.

“The three films have been made by the maestro. I will try to tell the rest of the story as per my capabilities. Apu’s journey has always charmed both the audience and the students of cinema. I am trying to narrate the journey which was left to be adapted," the director told ieBangla.com

“As a director and a film buff, I have been a great admirer and fan of Satyajit Ray and the journey of Apu always fascinated me,” producer Bhandarkar said to The Scroll.com. "I have known Gaurang Jalan who is co-presenting the film with me, for over a decade now, and hope this will be a visual treat to all film lovers globally, including the Bengali diaspora."

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