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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:
Huzur Biswamghar Roy is a rich landowner who lives in a palace with his wife and son and his many servants... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(17 articles)
Tim’s Vermeer
 (From Scorecard Review. 15 February 2014, 11:32 AM, PST)

Europalia Arts Festival to focus on Satyajit Ray, Guru Dutt & Anurag Kashyap
 (From DearCinema.com. 26 September 2013, 11:00 PM, PDT)

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User Reviews:
Mesmerized, entertained, and provoked See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
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:
"The Music Room" - International (English title) (alternative title), UK (alternative 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:
Featured in Celluloid Man (2012)See more »

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21 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Mesmerized, entertained, and provoked, 1 September 2001
Author: lndc98 from San Francisco, California

The film is a masterpiece, a definite 10. As with the Apu trilogy, I am mesmerized and absorbed by the pacing and drama of the film. Even though the film uses music, its appreciation, and its status as the vehicle for its themes, there is no (or very little?) background music for the spoken portions of the film. This provides not only realism, but sets off the intense and magnificent performance of the protagonist. There is also a great deal of entertainment in this film: the music performances are excellent. I wonder if Ray found the best musicians of the region and gave them roles as performers in the musical soirees: performers playing performers. I have the sense that there is very little artifice in the cinematography. That is, I feel that the filming techniques were not highly sophisticated. But the eye, the light, the composition are almost perfect. I think that the other commenter (the only other one!) stated the themes quite well for me. I would only one: the obsession and self-destructiveness that come with pride and jealousy of one's status.

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