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- The Music Room
- 100 min.
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The loss. The failure. The passion. The pride. The masterpiece.
The Music Room is Regarded as Ray's greatest achievement after his The Apu Trilogy. This is what we can call a simply great masterpiece: Simple but Great... Roy is one of the last landlords or "Zamindars". His greatest joy was his beloved Music Room where he held spectacular soirees until a tragedy struck him and was plunged into darkness filled with regret. Now, He is left with nothing in his life but nostalgia of his grandeur life...
The Music room is a genuine piece of art that shows us the transition from one era to the other.But it doesn't end here. The film also showcases one of the finest cinematography and soundtrack in cinema. It has a rich symbolism; Satyajit Ray usually inculcates symbolism through animals and sound effects. The Music Room was such a beautiful reenactment of a classic story. The final result was a little Shakespearean and poetic.
One of greatest Indian films of all time. Flawless.
My Rating: 5/5
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This movie ranks #20 in Cahiers du cinéma 100
This movie ranks #70 in National Film Archive of India 125 Great Indian Films
This movie ranks #91 in Roger Ebert: the great movies
This movie ranks #234 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
This movie ranks #270 in The British Film Institute: 360 Classics
This movie ranks #288 in Asian Cinema: A Field Guide
This movie ranks #295 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
This movie ranks #330 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
This movie ranks #395 in Cahiers du cinéma - Yearly top 10s
This movie ranks #653 in The Criterion Collection