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also known as Jalsaghar

The Music Room1958

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  • 4.4
With THE MUSIC ROOM, 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.

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Haunting. The Music Room portrays the spiteful transition from the old-money aristocrat to the giving self made entrepreneur. The music hall is the battleground, here. We see this war play out from he aristocrat's perspective, as he wages his own concerts, in his own room, with his own terms. The Music Room communicates that for old-money, music is a facade, whereas for the new-rich, music is a genuine love where social boundaries hold no stake.