Not Rated | | Drama
Following his father's death, a boy leaves home to study in Calcutta, while his mother must face a life alone.
There is a classroom scene where the teacher asks Apu about the word, Synecdoche, a rather lesser known figure of speech. Apu Sansar - the world of Apu- itself is a type of synecdoche and could be the reason why Satyajit Ray chose this word to be used in the classroom scene.
What is there at Keoratola?
Apu: Burning hot...
Sarbojaya Ray: What?
Apu: They have cremations.
Sarbojaya Ray: I see... I hope you're careful on the roads. When are your finals? After that you can get a job and I'll stay with you. Will you have me? Will that ever be, I wonder? Who knows ...
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