May 13, 2013

Chhabi Biswas as Landlord Biswambhar Roy in 1958 Bangla Movie Jalshaghar (The Music Room), Directed by Satyajit Ray

Jalsaghar is a narration of the end days of a zamindar in Bengal. The landlord, Roy (Chhabi Biswas), is a just but other-worldly man who loves to spend time listening to music and putting up spectacles rather than managing his fields ravaged by floods and the abolition of zamindari system by the Indian government. He is challenged by a commoner who has attained riches through business dealings, in putting up spectacles and organizing music fests. This is the tale of a zamindar who has nothing left but respect and sacrifices his family and wealth trying to retain it.
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Source: Ei Samay Bangla Newspaper