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Jalsaghar
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Director:
Writers:
Tarashankar Banerjee (based on the story by)
Satyajit Ray (script)
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Release Date:
1958 (India) See more »
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Plot:
Biswambhar Roy is a zamindar (landlord) and the last of his kind. With the title, he has none of the perquisites... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(17 articles)
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Superb restoration by Criterion Collection See more (20 total) »

Cast

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Chhabi Biswas ... Huzur Biswambhar Roy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sardar Akhtar ... Singer (as Begum Akhtar)
Gangapada Basu ... Mahim Ganguly
Bismillah Khan ... Musician
Salamat Ali Khan ... Khyal singer
Waheed Khan ... Ustad Ujir Khan (as Ostad Wahed Khan)
Roshan Kumari ... Krishna Bai, dancer
Tulsi Lahiri ... Manager of Roy's Estate
Tarapada Nandy
Padmadevi ... Mahamaya, Roy's wife (as Padma Devi)
Kali Sarkar ... Roy's Servant
Pinaki Sengupta ... Khoka, Roy's Son
Pratap Mukherjee ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Satyajit Ray 
 
Writing credits
Tarashankar Banerjee (based on the story by) (as Tarashankar Bandhopadhaya)

Satyajit Ray (script)

Santi P. Choudhury (assistant screenplay writer) (as Shantiprasad Chowdhury)

Produced by
Satyajit Ray .... production
 
Original Music by
Ustad Vilayat Khan 
Robin Majumdar  (as Robin Majumder)
 
Cinematography by
Subrata Mitra (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Dulal Dutta 
 
Production Design by
Bansi Chandragupta 
 
Art Direction by
Bansi Chandragupta 
 
Makeup Department
Basanta Dutta .... assistant makeup artist
Bhim Naskar .... assistant makeup artist
Sakti Sen .... makeup artist (as Shakti Sen)
 
Production Management
Anil Choudhury .... production manager
Bhanu Ghosh .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nityananda Datta .... assistant director
Shailen Dutta .... assistant director
Tapeshwar Prasad .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Ravi Chatterjee .... assistant art director (as Rabi Chattopadhyay)
Prafulla Mallick .... assistant art director
Ramchandra Shende .... backdrops (as R. R. Sinde)
 
Sound Department
Amar Chattopadhyay .... assistant sound recordist
Satyen Ghosh .... assistant sound recordist
Durgadas Mitra .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dhiren Das .... lighting
Debu Mondal .... lighting
Bijoy Roy .... assistant camera
Nimai Roy .... assistant camera
Mohan Sarkar .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Tapeshwar Prasad .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Sardar Akhtar .... playback singer (as Begum Akhtar)
Shoukat Ali .... musician
Gautam Basu .... playback singer
Phani Bhattacharya .... musician
Aloknath Dey .... musician (as Alok Dey)
Anil Dutta .... musician
Gopi Dutta .... musician
Benjamin Gomes .... musician
Imrat Hossain Khan .... assistant composer
Laddan Khan .... musician
Salamat Ali Khan .... playback singer
Ustad Vilayat Khan .... musical director (as Ustaad Vilayat Khan)
Waheed Khan .... playback singer (as Ostad Wahed Khan)
Ashish Kumar .... musician
Robin Majumdar .... musician
Mahapurush Mishra .... musician
Pratap Narayan Mitra .... musician (as Pratapnarayan Mitra)
Rabin Pal .... musician
Dilip Roy .... musician
Madan Seth .... musician
Krishnakumar Shukla .... playback singer
Dakshina Mohan Tagore .... musician
 
Other crew
Roshan Kumari .... dancer
R.B. Mehta .... processing supervisor
 
Thanks
Janendra Narayan Chowdhury .... acknowledgment (as Raibahadur Gyanendranarayan Chowdhury)
Prasanta Deb .... acknowledgment
Subir Hajra .... acknowledgment
Syed Qasim Ali Mirza .... acknowledgment
Dhirendra Narayan Roy .... acknowledgment (as Rajarao Dhirendra Narayan Roy)
Surendra Narayan Singha .... acknowledgment (as Raibahadur Surendra Narayan Singha)
Prabirendra Mohan Tagore .... acknowledgment (as Maharaja Prabirendra Mohan Thakur)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Jalsaghar" - India (original title)
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Runtime:
100 min | USA:95 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Voted #20 on the list of "100 Best Films" by the prominent French magazine 'Cahiers du Cinema' in 2008.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Darjeeling Limited (2007)See more »

FAQ

What calendar do they use?
What is the significance of the "thread ceremony"?
What is a zamindar?
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Superb restoration by Criterion Collection, 31 December 2013

When I first saw the Music Room in a big screen at the Ice-skating Ring Calcutta, I found it to be slow but intriguing. Since then whenever I watched this film, I felt I rediscovered it once again. When I found that the Criterion Collection has released the DVD version, I didn't think twice to buy it from Amazon though the price is more than sum total of all the Satyajit DVD/VCDs I have ever purchased. With a superb digital restoration, it is an audio-visual pleasure to watch the khayal recital in the backdrop of the looming disaster, the Kathak performance, tinkling sound of the chandelier, the night scene and so on. Analysis of the film by the French television channel and by Andrew Robinson is a delightful bonus. What a love and perfection that have gone in to restore this masterpiece from oblivion in this heritage apathetic country!

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