The Middleman (Jana Aranya)
The Middleman (Jana Aranya) (1975)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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DVD Release Date: February 10, 2009
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

It has the best performances of any Ray film I've seen.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

insightful study of contemporary urban life in India

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Beautifully performed, blessed with Ray's customary sense of balance, and wittily satirising the absurdity of bureaucracy run riot, it makes absording viewing.

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Ray's humanism and oblique style does not allow for a full-blown political attack but makes for a compassionate critique.

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Leah Garchik
San Francisco Chronicle

The film's silences are more attention-getting and mesmerizing than the most demanding background music.

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