Music in the Music Room (Jalsaghar)
I watched this many years ago on the BBC, I have always since that time remembered how struck I was by the intensity of the performance of the singer, after the Landlord (main character) had blown his last bundle of rupees on the soiree in question. I think it extraordinary. Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin was once struck by Indian musicians; he and Robert Plant landed in Bombay during the 70's, Page asked a sitar player how often he practiced, 'Oh about 16 hours a day' he said matter of factly.. I do not think Mr Page was exaggerating when he tranmitted that anecdote, and I could tell that Pagey was more than a little impressed.or even depressed!
The reason why I like these Indian films is that the experience of the Film-maker often has little to do with filmmaking, but from someother reference.
I would be interested in how often these post-independence (India) are shown on TV stations around the world