The great men in "World of Apu"?
February 11, 2007 3:44 PM   Subscribe

Towards the beginning of Satyajit Ray's Apur Sansar ( aka The World of Apu) there is a scene between Apu and his landlord. In it, the landlord mentions that Apu has pictures of great men pinned to his wall. I could make out Einstein, but is there a list somewhere of who the others are?
posted by Lentrohamsanin to Media & Arts (3 answers total)
Are you able to post a still somewhere? I'm sure that I or other Indiaphiles would be able to have a decent crack at it if we can see the faces...
posted by UbuRoivas at 6:24 PM on February 11, 2007

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find one. Anyway, in the film itself (at least on video) there's not really a close shot of the patch of wall with the pictures on it.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 4:05 AM on February 12, 2007

Hm. Not so easy.

From memory, the film was set roughly contemporaneously with its filming, so if you wanna go a bit random with the Google, see what turns up with Apu & Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, aka N S C Bose, aka Netaji ("fuhrer") - a popular Bengali WW2-era 'anti-Gandhi', who advocated violent struggle against the British.

Maybe try also Rabindranath Tagore.

Purely guessing here, based on Ray / Apu being Calcuttan / Bengali.
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:06 PM on February 12, 2007

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