RBN Web Desk: Auteur Satyajit Ray’s Jalsaghar (The Music Room) is all set to have a special screening in a repertory of world cinema. Jalsagahar has been widely acknowledged as one of the best performances of veteran actor Chhabi Biswas.
Ray’s 1958 classic had Biswas playing the role of a decadent landlord and was adapted from a story written by popular Bengali novelist Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay. It was Ray’s fourth film as a director and the first of his three projects with Biswas. The British Film Institute included the film in its list of 360 Classics.
The digitally restored print of Jalsaghar will be screened at the three-day Navrasa Duende Word Classic Movie Festival in Delhi, beginning 22 June.
Other selected world classics to be screened at the festival includes Victor Fleming’s Gone With the Wind (1939), Marcel Carne’s Children of Paradise (1945), Vittorio De Sica’s Bicycle Thieves (1948), Akira Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood (1957), Ingmar Bergman’s Wild Strawberries (1957), Andrei Tarkovsky’s Ivan’s Childhood (1962), David Lean’s Doctor Zhivago (1965), and Norman Jewinson’s Fiddler on the Roof (1971).