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Uniform Title Jalasāgara (Motion picture)
Title The music room [videorecording] / Janus Films ; Aurora Films presents ; written, produced and directed by Satyajit Ray.

Imprint [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2011]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library DVD    L MUSI MR B17DVD    Staff Reported Missing
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library DVD.
Edition Two-DVD special ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (99 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (36 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Series Criterion collection ; 573
Criterion collection ; 573.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Language In Bengali with English subtitles.
Note Credits in Devanagari characters; statements of responsibility from English subtitled opening credits.
Cast Chhabi Biswas, Gangapada Bose, Kali Sarkar, Padma Devi, Tulsi Lahiri, Pinaki Sengupta, Begum Akhtar, Roshan Kumari, Ustad Waheed Khan.
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.
Note Based on the short story Jalsaghar by Tarasankar Banerji.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1958.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary 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.
Contents disc one. [Feature film ; Special features] -- disc two. [Special features].
Note 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.
Subject Nobility -- India -- Drama.
Aristocracy (Social class) -- India -- Drama.
Music -- Social aspects -- India -- Drama.
Bengal (India) -- Social conditions -- Drama.
Families -- India -- Drama.
Genre/Form Motion pictures, Indic.
Musical films.
Added Author Biswas, Chabbi.
Sarkar, Kali.
Ray, Satyajit, 1921-1992. Screenwriter. Producer. Director.
Mitra, Subrata, 1930-2001. Cinematographer.
Dutta, Dulal. Film editor.
Khan, Vilayat, 1928-2004. Musical director.
Khan, Imrat. Instrumentalist.
Chandragupta, Bansi. Designer.
Biswas, Sachindranath, 1900-1962. Actor.
Basu, Gaṅgāpada, 1910-1971. Actor.
Sarkar, Kali. Actor.
Padmādēvi, Es. Ke. Actor.
Lāhiṛī, Tulasī, 1897-1959. Actor.
Sengupta, Pinaki. Actor.
Kumari, Roshan. Actor.
Robinson, Andrew, 1957- Interviewee.
Nair, Mira. Interviewee.
Benegal, Shyam, 1934- Interviewer. Director.
Kemp, Philip. Writer of accompanying material.
Bandyopādhyāẏa, Tārāśaṅkara, 1898-1971. Jalasāghara.
Janus Films.
Aurora Productions.
Criterion Collection (Firm) Distributor.
Note Alternate title on container: Jalsaghar
Added Title Satyajit Ray.
ISBN 9781604654523
Standard No. 715515084017
Music No. CC2034D Criterion Collection

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