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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

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The music in this film is absolutely dire and the film as a whole just doesn't compare with any part of Ray's Apu trilogy.

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what????

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A coda from the "Colonel Bogie March" was tootled during a petit crowd scene in front of the zamzidar's palace...a Satyagit Ray homage to David Lean's "Bridge On the River Kwai" cum Maurice Jarre? Alas, no music attributions.

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The music is dire? The music in this film is composed by Ustad Vilayat Khan, India's best sitar player ever. (Yes, better dan Ravi Shankar). So it seems you just don't like Indian music then. The concept of an old aristocratic man who gets "locked in" his own family mansion, is very well executed here if you ask me. Could you please tell me why you didn't like anything from this movie?

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Because it was crap.

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Again: Is it just that you aren't familiar with classical Indian music or do you just genuinely hate it?

"The willow sees the heron's image upside down" from 'Sans Soleil'

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I genuinely hate it. I find Bollywood films unbearable because of the atrocious music. The only one I have seen that is barely accessible is Lagaan and that is only because there is a cricket storyline. I appreciate the influence of Ravi Shankar on the music of George Harrison and the Beatles but that is about as far as I'll go.

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You obviously have no clue about the music, as bollywood music has little to do with classical indian music.
The whole world was waiting to benefit from your wise judgement as to which part of the globe´s traditional music is crap and which isnt.

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Thrymheimr, tell us your favourite bands then oh great one! Looking at some of your other posts you are one of these people who think they are superior to everyone else i.e. a vicious little onanist.





































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It may seem this way because i rarely comment, except when i come across something that stupid that i can't help but reply.
Some idiot that can't tell the difference between centuries old traditional music and pop bollywood crap, but even so makes a post saying it is atrocious, is one of these occasions.
I suppose you went back to fingering yourself after making this post, it seems you find some connection between posting on imdb and masturbating anyway,

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People like you are not worth the effort. Post what you like. You are going on my ignore list.

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That you don't like Indian music (pop or classical) is perfectly within your right, I mean to each is own, but to go and put down an Indian movie called "The Music Room" because it contains Indian music is a sure sign that you are a complete and total jackass.
If you have nothing to bring to the table, why don't you do everybody a favor and shut the hell up?

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He appears to be nothing more than a troll.

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I love the female dancer at the last session in the music room. As he did for the musicians, Ray chose the best classical Indian dancer at that time for the performance and she (at least for me!) is ravishingly hypnotic. I have replayed just her dance countless times over the years and now can happily replay her on the Criterion DVD.

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