Bickram Ghosh to Compose Music for Fourth Apu Film

RBN Web Desk: Leading tabla player and percussionist Bickram Ghosh has been roped in to compose music for the fourth Apu film Avijatrik. The film will be directed by Subhrajit Mitra.

Apu, the main protagonist in auteur Satyajit Ray’s Apu Trilogy, will make a return to the big screen six decades after the last film hit the theatres. Apur Sansar, the last film in the franchise, released in 1959 which also marked the debut of Soumitra Chatterjee in the title role.

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Avijatrik will be based entirely on the concluding part of Aparajito written by Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay. The plot of the new film will take off from where Apur Sansar ended.

Bickram recently told the media that he plans to recreate some traditional Bengali songs moulded with contemporary music for Avijatrik. Since the film is set in the 1930s, the composer wants to use pure classical along with folk. Rabindra Sangeet and instrumental music will be used in the film’s soundtrack, he informed.

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The film will be co-presented by director Madhur Bhandarkar.

The Apu Trilogy, comprising Pather Panchali (1955), Aparajito (1956) and Apur Sansar, are widely acknowledged to have heralded the new-realist cinema movement in India. All three films won huge international critical acclaim.

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