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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Prithwi's rating of the film Aparajito

  2. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film Aparajito

  3. James Mackin's rating of the film Aparajito

    This would make an interesting double feature with Psycho. This one hurts even more than Pather Panchali.

  4. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film Aparajito

    Second entry in the "Apu" trilogy continues to deliver it's poetic, believable story of poverty, tragedy and a little bit hope. It has the same strengths as the original really something that is seldom to see in a sequel. Still beautifully shot and edited as we see how Apu grows up and loses a tiny bit of his innocence on his way.

  5. Eric Eidelstein's rating of the film Aparajito

    After Pather Panchali, I wasn’t expecting something this conventional, but that didn’t make Aparajito any less moving. If anything I responded more to this film. My mommy attachment issues run deep.

  6. Slow Immersion's rating of the film Aparajito

    2/3 in of the trilogy and it is getting better; really nice progression and although my favourite achievement in cinema (Yusuf Trilogy) probably took inspiration from this, I have always wondered why there aren't more works like them!

  7. Jdsarmientoburgos's rating of the film Aparajito

    Second of the Apu trilogy, wherein Apu reaches adolescence and begins his new life in the city. This film deeply affected me, as it tackles the deep fear of losing loved ones while being away living our lives. Ray mastered the art of emotional manipulation and I hate him for singlehandedly ruining me.

  8. Lorna Singh's rating of the film Aparajito

    The opening shot of the passing train sets the stage for a profound story of making decisions and their consequences.

  9. FISCHER's rating of the film Aparajito

    Toujours aussi magnifique et dense que la partie précédente de l'oeuvre...

  10. Skygazer's rating of the film Aparajito

    4.5 Goddamn it, Satyajit Ray :'(

  11. ermete polpette's rating of the film Aparajito

  12. Mr. Marston's rating of the film Aparajito

  13. bibonoaozora's rating of the film Aparajito

  14. Christopher McQuain's rating of the film Aparajito

  15. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film Aparajito

    What is most admirable about Ray's work is the way he deals with his subject matter. Often, it is some pretty hard stuff. But he is too smart to think that life is all tragedy and no relief. He's a master of the little beauties of life, and balancing the pain with the joy. No matter how bad things get, there is always hope in Ray's world.

  16. HSBilly's rating of the film Aparajito

    i shouldn't watch this, too many tears-maker moments.

  17. Andrew Miller's rating of the film Aparajito

    When I first saw this, I was young enough (in several senses) to miss the full poignancy of Apu's mother. A colleague at my first real job had to point it out to me.

  18. RoRoRoro's rating of the film Aparajito

  19. Erik F.'s rating of the film Aparajito

    If this doesn't break your heart then you might not have one.

  20. mikong's rating of the film Aparajito

    the faulty and reductive boundaries between world films as pigeonholes of their own culture is shattered by the power of the imagery of this and the two other films in the trilogy. the films are not just about india but us as humans. ray, along with ghatak, has given us these films as a priceless gift to mankind.

  21. Zac Weber's rating of the film Aparajito

    Aparajito is a melancholy film that straddles the industrial transition of Bengali society and the subsequent shifts in consciousness. So many of the emotions conveyed by Apu and his mother feel universal and genuine. While I missed some of the charm found in Pather Panchali, Aparajito finds its strength by dramatizing transition and opposition.

  22. Jason's rating of the film Aparajito

    As Aparajito cover so much wider a swath of time than Pather Panchali, the sense of the cyclical, seasonal passage(s) of time becomes more foregrounded - of time eddying, of time lost (and found) - however, the requisite amount of story material that must be dealt with is amplified. We are invited to occupy this world, to be carried by its quiet currents, at the same time arriving at powerful, cathartic plateaus.

  23. Duncan Gray's rating of the film Aparajito

    The older you get, the more remarkable it seems that everything that happened to you is all the same life—it feels more like different mini-lives placed end to end. From the opening shots from a moving train, this transience is the heart of part 2 of the Apu Trilogy. Where part 1 was rooted in one place, part 2 cycles through locations & casts and ends before you get your bearing. Which is why I'm glad there's a 3rd.

  24. John Baldwin's rating of the film Aparajito

    In a sense, though I prefer Pather Panchali, this seems the most impressive of the trilogy. It starts out as a tale about a village family trying to survive in the big city (Benares), but a half hour in becomes a radically different and much more profound film about the tragedy of the parent-child bond. A good case could be made that Sarbojaya (the mother) is one of the most tragic female characters in films.

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