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    Added by: Stuart McLean
    Added on: 5/8/2017 08:30
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    The Music Room (Criterion Collection)

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    Jalsaghar (original title)
    Running Time: 98 Minutes
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    Content Type: Movie

    With The Music Room (Jalsaghar), Satyajit Ray brilliantly evokes the crumbling opulence of the world of a fallen aristocrat (the beloved actor Chhabi Biswas) desperately clinging to a fading way of life. His greatest joy is the music room in which he has hosted lavish concerts over the years—now a shadow of its former vivid self. An incandescent depiction of the clash between tradition and modernity, and a showcase for some of India’s most popular musicians of the day, The Music Room is a defining work by the great Bengali filmmaker

    Special Features:
    •New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
    •Satyajit Ray (1984), a feature documentary by Shyam Benegal that chronicles Ray’s career through interviews with the filmmaker, family photographs, and extensive clips from his films
    •New interviews with Satyajit Ray biographer Andrew Robinson and filmmaker Mira Nair
    •Excerpt from a 1981 French roundtable discussion with Ray, film critic Michel Ciment, and director Claude Sautet
    •New and improved English subtitle translation
    •PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Philip Kemp, a 1963 essay by Ray on the film’s location, and a 1986 interview with the director about the film’s music

    Video Tracks:
    Black and White

    Audio Tracks:
    Bengali 2.0 Uncompressed Stereo

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Satyajit Ray

    Written By:

    Chhabi Biswas
    Padma Devi
    Pinaki Sen Gupta
    Gangapada Bose

    Music From:
    Begum Akhtar
    Roshan Kumari
    Waheed Khan
    Bismillah Khan Daksinamohan Thakur Asish Kumar
    Robin Majumdar
    Imrat Hussain Khan

    Director of Photography:
    Subrata Mitra

    Dulal Dutta

    Production Designer:
    Bansi Chandragupta

    Satyajit Ray


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