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Bimal Chatterjee in Jana Aranya

Jana Aranya

1976 NR

After a fruitless, months-long job search, recent college grad Somnath (Pradip Mukherjee) acts on a friend's suggestion to go into business for himself, buying goods and selling them at a markup -- not considered the noblest of professions in his circle. And it's not long before the straitlaced Somnath learns that he'll have to get his hands dirty to make it as a middleman. Satyajit Ray directs this darkly comic drama set in 1970s Calcutta.