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The music room

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DVD special ed.


In Bengali with English subtitles.


Chhabi Biswas, Padma Devi, Pinaki Sen Gupta, Gangapada Bose, Tulsi Lahiri.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2011]

Physical Description

2 videodiscs (99 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (36 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)


Not rated.


A fallen aristocrat desperately clings 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.


Based on the short story "Jalsaghar" by Tarasankar Banerji.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1958.

Special features: interviews with Satyajit Ray biographer Andrew Robinson and filmmaker Mira Nair ; excerpt from a 1981 French roundtable discussion featuring Ray, film critic Michel Ciment, and director Claude Sautet ; "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.

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