One of Satyajit Ray's finest works, THE MUSIC ROOM is also one of the most meditative and lyrical. Its basic concern is the demise of an aristocratic household led by Biswas. Feeling a growing resentment toward his neighbors' elaborate parties, Biswas decides to hold his own and sells
his wife's jewels to finance it. Shortly afterward his wife and son die at sea during a thunderstorm, which sends Biswas into seclusion. Four years later, when his neighbor plans a party in his newly built music room, Biswas decides to have his own party. He scrounges together all the money he has
left and throws an elegant party. He loses his sanity, however, and takes off on his son...