Teaser of the movie “Avijatrik”
The iconic character of Apu who is a nostalgia to every Bengali is all set to return on big screen after almost sixty years. Satyajit Ray had made his Apu trilogy based on Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay’s novel. But his movie had not covered the whole story from the novel, a major portion of the story of Aparajito was untouched by Ray. Now director Subrajit Mitra will tell that remaining story in his new film titled as Avijatrik : The wanderlust of Apu. It will be the continuation of Apu’s story from the point where Satyajit Ray’s Apu trilogy was ended in Apur Sangsar. The film will be produced by Madhur Bhandrakar and Gaurang Films.
Arjun Chakrabarty is playing the iconic character of Apu. Other than Arjun Chakrabarty, the film will also feature television actress Ditipriya Roy as Aparna, Apu’s young innocent wife. Arpita Chatterjee will be seen playing Leela, the love interest of Apu. This character is there in the novel but it was not mentioned in the film made by Ray. Shreelekha Mitra will be seen as Ranu Di and Sohag Sen will play her elder sister. Arjun’s real life father, Sabyasachi Chakraborty will play his reel life partner in his adventurous journey.
Recently the teaser of the film has been released. It gives a brief introduction of the lead characters through some black and white sketches of the characters combined with some dialogues and and a soulful background score by Bickram Ghosh. Although the teaser is of very short duration but one must accept it has enough material to bring back a lot of nostalgic memories of the very familiar Apu and his world. We have to wait for sometime to be a part of his new journey, till then revisit the nostalgic memories watching the teaser of Avijatrik: