Double Feature: THE MIDDLEMAN (JANA ARANYA), 1976, 131 min. Dir. Satyajit Ray. With disappointing college exam scores, Somnath (Pradip Mukherjee) struggles in the job market until he finds work as a “middleman,” buying and selling commodities. But Somnath’s success in the business world requires him to cut some moral corners along the way. In Bengali with English subtitles.
COMPANY LIMITED (SEEMABADDHA), 1972, 110 min. Dir. Satyajit Ray. Shyamal (Barun Chanda) is an executive on the rise at a British-owned fan company when his sister-in-law (Sharmila Tagore) pays him a visit. His comfortable lifestyle looks attractive to her - until she learns what he does to maintain it. In Bengali with English subtitles. Films restored by the Satyajit Ray Preservation Project at the Academy Film Archive. Prints courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.