Arifin Shuvoo to play Apu in “Avijatrik : The Wonderlust of Apu”
Director Subhrajit Mitra, whose last film was the whodunit thriller Chorabali is all set to start work on his next film Avijatrik : The wonderlust 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. 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.
Every character from Apu trilogy is very much established in our minds specially Soumitra Chatterjee as Apu. It was very tough for director Subhrajit Mitra to find his leading man who can fit into the shoes of Apu. Finally he has selected Bangaldeshi actor Arifin Shuvoo to play the iconic character of Apu. Another important character of the story is Aparna, Apu’s young innocent wife. Television actress Ditipriya Roy who is a popular name in every household because of her TV serial Rani Rashmoni, will essay the character of Aparna. Director is still looking for a child actor who can act as Apu’s son Kajal.
Apart from them the film will also feature Arpita Chatterjee as Leela, the love interest of Apu. This character is there in the novel but 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. Apart from them there will Sabyasachi Chakraborty who will play Apu’s friend in his adventurous journey.
Avijatrik will be produced by Madhur Bhandrakar and Gaurang Films. Shooting for the film is scheduled to begin from the month of May.