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The music room

Author: Chabbi BiswasKali SarkarSatyajit RaySubrata MitraDulal DuttaAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2011]
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 573.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : Bengali : Two-DVD special edView all editions and formats
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Evokes the crumbling opulence of the world of a fallen aristocrat desperately clinging to his 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.
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Genre/Form: Musical films
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Feature films
Foreign language films
Drama
Named Person: Tārāśaṅkara Bandyopādhyāẏa
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Chabbi Biswas; Kali Sarkar; Satyajit Ray; Subrata Mitra; Dulal Dutta; Vilayat Khan; Imrat Khan; Bansi Chandragupta; Sachindranath Biswas; Gaṅgāpada Basu; Es Ke Padmādēvi; Tulasī Lāhiṛī; Pinaki Sengupta; Roshan Kumari; Andrew Robinson; Mira Nair; Shyam Benegal; Philip Kemp; Tārāśaṅkara Bandyopādhyāẏa; Janus Films.; Aurora Productions.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 9781604654523 160465452X
OCLC Number: 733964184
Language Note: In Bengali with optional subtitles in English.
Notes: Credits in Devanagari characters; statements of responsibility from English subtitled opening credits.
Based on the short story Jalsaghar by Tarasankar Banerji.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1958.
Special features: Disc 1. "For the love of music" interview with author Andrew Robinson (2011); "Mira Nair" interview with filmmaker Mira Nair (2011); "French roundtable" excerpt from French television program 'Linvité de FR3 featuring Satyajit Ray, Michel Ciment, Claude Sautet and host Domique Reznikoff. Disc 2. "Satyajit Ray" documentary film interview by filmmaker Shyam Benegal interviewing Satyajit Ray (131 min., 1984). Booklet: "Distant Music" essay by Philip Kemp; "Winding route to a music room" by Satyajit Ray; "On the music of The music room" interview with Satyajit Ray.
Credits: Cinematography by Subrata Mitra ; edited by Dulal Dutta ; music director, Ustad Vilayat Khan ; music performed by Daksinamohan Thakur, Asis Kumar, Robin Majumder, Imrat Hussain Khan ; production design by Bansi Chandragupta ; sound by Durgadas Mitra.
Cast: Chhabi Biswas, Gangapada Bose, Kali Sarkar, Padma Devi, Tulsi Lahiri, Pinaki Sengupta, Begum Akhtar, Roshan Kumari, Ustad Waheed Khan.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 2 videodiscs (99 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (36 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.).
Details: DVD; region 1, NTSC; fullscreen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono.
Contents: disc one. [Feature film ; Special features] --
disc two. [Special features].
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 573.
Other Titles: Satyajit Ray.
Jalasāgara (Motion picture)
Jalsaghar
Responsibility: Janus Films ; Aurora Films presents ; written, produced and directed by Satyajit Ray.

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Evokes the crumbling opulence of the world of a fallen aristocrat desperately clinging to his 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.

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