(The Music Room)
Directed by Satyajit Ray
Ray's Chekhovian story
of Bishamber Rai, an aging, proud, Indian nobleman who undergoes a slow decline after he,
to spite his ambitious businessman neighbor, decides to present a lavish musical fete.
"The hero is great because he destroys himself; he is also mad
over its faults as a film is like worrying over whether King Lear is well
constructed; it really doesn't matter" (Pauline Kael). With Chabi Biswas, Ganga Pada
Basu, Kali Sarkhar and Padma Devi. Bengali with English subtitles.