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Jalsaghar (The Music Room) Reviews

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.
February 9, 2006
Slow, rapt and hypnotic, it is -- given some appreciation of Indian music -- a remarkable experience.
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
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
A wonderful tale of pride and the fools it makes of men.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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