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Jalsaghar (The Music Room) Reviews

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June 30, 2017
Graceful, melancholy, directed with a reserved elegance, The Music Room observes the old-world feudal life of the 1920s fading into irrelevance with both sympathy and disparagement.
February 19, 2015
...a mid-century ode to a man whose time has passed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 8, 2011
This production is an extraordinary mixture of distinctive Bengali culture and universal themes of emotional loss.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
August 17, 2011
It's a full-on Shakespearean tragedy that manages to be both critical of and sympathetic to its main character.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.4/10
August 7, 2011
A remarkable film.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
August 3, 2011
[Satyajit Ray's] most accomplished film up that time and many critics still hold it as the director's masterpiece.
July 28, 2011
both a nuanced psychological portrait of an aristocrat in decline and a showcase for India's best musical talent
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 26, 2011
A surprisingly sympathetic elegy for the feudal class, or at least one of its sad representatives...the notion of lost legacy informs the film's distraught last word: 'blood.' [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 19, 2011
Ray's social insight is not dimmed by treating his subject in this distant, allegorical manner; if anything it's intensified by the closer focus he's able to train on his characters.
July 5, 2011
Moving look at the power of music, shot with a rich visual style.
July 4, 2006
Like a lotus flower, Satyajit Ray's Jalsagbar (The Music Room) gently reveals its enigmatic central character
Full Review | Original Score: A
February 9, 2006
Slow, rapt and hypnotic, it is -- given some appreciation of Indian music -- a remarkable experience.
June 18, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 9, 2005
For all its exotic stimulations, it is an exceedingly simple, moving film, expressing a human dilemma that should be comprehensible to all.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 31, 2004
One of my favorite films, The Music Room bathes its viewers in Indian culture while remaining universally accessible with its masterful photography and stunning music.
Full Review | Original Score: 94/100
July 30, 2003
A fine example of Ray's directorial mastery.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 1, 2000
It's a fascinating snapshot of Indian culture in the 1930s, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of an inflated opinion of self-worth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Newly available on video at last in a high-quality print, it is the story of a man who has been compared to King Lear because of his pride, stubbornness, and the way he loses everything that matters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
The director's moody visual style befits his complex look at a character not unlike Orson Welles' Charles Foster Kane--a misanthrope who, despite his wealth of toys, has doomed himself to living arrogantly impoverished and alone.
January 1, 2000
A wonderful tale of pride and the fools it makes of men.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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