The Middleman (Jana Aranya)
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The unfortunate young man in this movie grew up in a moderately well-off Indian family which has now fallen on hard times. His ambitions for a career were dashed when his high grades were changed at the instigation of a vindictive professor at his school. Through a series of accidents, he finds a job as a factory-rep, or middleman. However, he does not prosper until he abandons his thoroughgoing rectitude and begins providing some extra services to people who can give him big accounts. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It has the best performances of any Ray film I've seen."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"insightful study of contemporary urban life in India"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"Beautifully performed, blessed with Ray's customary sense of balance, and wittily satirising the absurdity of bureaucracy run riot, it makes absording viewing."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Ray's humanism and oblique style does not allow for a full-blown political attack but makes for a compassionate critique."
‑ , Film4
"The film's silences are more attention-getting and mesmerizing than the most demanding background music."
‑ Leah Garchik, San Francisco Chronicle
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