The Music Room (1958)
Movie: The Music Room
- Director: Satyajit Ray
- Stars: Chhabi Biswas, Sardar Akhtar, Gangapada Basu, Bismillah Khan, Salamat Ali Khan, Waheed Khan, Roshan Kumari, Tulsi Lahiri, Tarapada Nandy, Padmadevi, Kali Sarkar, Pinaki Sengupta
- Release Date: August 05, 2013
- Run Time: 100 min
- Genre: Drama, Music
Biswambhar Roy is a zamindar (landlord) and the last of his kind. With the title, he has none of the perquisites, inheriting diminishing lands that are being eroded by the neighbouring river. But he must maintain the lifestyle of his heritage. This ostentation is most apparent in the grandest room of his mansion, the music room. Here he inports the finest musicians and dancers to perform, and invites the area’s most important commoners. His wife’s entreaties to control spending are ignored, and the puberty party he throws for his son bring him down to the last few sacks of family jewels. Then, struck by tragedy, he locks the music room and slips into lethargy – until a final grand soiree consumes the last of his funds.