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Jana Aranya/Middleman
D: Satyajit Ray
Admission: 5 , concessions 3
power, time, turning point
Jana Aranya/ Middleman
India 1975
131 min., Bengali with Engl. subtitles
Art cinema

The final film in Satyatjit Ray's "Calcutta Trilogy": Somnath, unfairly assessed in his graduate examination, cannot get a job. He becomes a corporate middleman or "dalal". In a conventional melodramatic denouement, Somnath finds himself procuring the services of a prostitute who turns out to be the sister of a friend. Ray deploys various effects to capture a sense of contemporary transformation and shows a great dexterity of story telling skills.

Curator Ravi Vasudevan is present