The Music Room (Jalsaghar)


The Main 3 Sun, Jan 22 1:00 PM
Film Info
Original Title:Jalsaghar
Program:Celebrating 60 Years
Release Year:1958
Runtime:99 min
Print Source:Janus Films
Director:Satyajit Ray
Cinematographer:Subrata Mitra
Screenwriter:Tarashankar Banerjee
Satyajit Ray
Santi P. Choudhury
Editor:Dulal Dutta
Composer:Ustad Vilayat Khan
Robin Majumdar
Principal Cast:Chhabi Biswas


Sunday, January 22 at 1:00 PM

Celebrate 60 years of MSP Film Society presentations at a special supporter screening of Satyajit Ray's spirited masterpiece.

About the film

With The Music Room (Jalsaghar), Satyajit Ray brilliantly evokes the crumbling opulence of the world of a fallen aristocrat (the beloved actor Chhabi Biswas) desperately clinging to a fading 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, The Music Room is a defining work by the great Bengali filmmaker.

About MSP Film Society

MSP Film Society's mission is to inform and transform individuals and communities through the power of great cinema. MSP Film has spent the last six decades celebrating a myriad of cultures, countries and issues of collective local and global concern through film, believing in the potency of storytelling to move people, and to move people to action. Our widely recognized Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, film series, and daily screenings at The Main Cinema represent a diversity of perspectives and 100+ cultures and countries each year, providing unique platforms for learning and action through film and conversation.