Jalsaghar / The Music Room (1958)
DVD5 | ISO | NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | 01:33:46 | 3,87 Gb
Audio: Bengali AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English, French
Genre: Drama, Music | 1 win | Black & White | India
India's greatest director, Bengalese Satyajit Ray was recipient of numerous awards in his career. Typical of the styling of cinema he created, he kept them unceremoniously out of view under his bed, aware of the lavish presentation they would make displayed out in the more public rooms of his Calcutta home. This noble air of subtlety is also apparent in his film-making with Jalsaghar (The Music Room) being a perfect example.
The film's major character is Huzur Biswambhar Roy who is a zemindar (the now ancient concept of an aristocratic landlord). He is shown as a tragic figure who is both a victim of his selfish pride and superfluous belief in his own nobility.
Ray has made a profound and magnificent exploration of one man's obsolescence in a modern developing society in 1920's India.