Some of this director's earlier B&W films (Pathar Panchali and Apur Sansar especially) are masterpieces. The characters in those movies feel so natural, alive, nothing is ever said that feels strained. In contrast, in these later films, after you get to know the characters a little bit, their talking starts to feel more and more unnatural. I felt that the natural... sharpness of the characters was often compromised: their reactions were not as swift and spontaneous as you feel it should have naturally happened in the circumstances. The reason seem to be unpolished scripts: when a screenwriter puts his desire on how a certain dialogue should proceed above of what would be the natural reactions of his characters in every moment.
These films are also less of the movies and more of the theatre plays: it's talking-talking-talking, and really too excessive, exhausting and then exasperating talking, with very few brief scenes outside of the house. Also the plasticity itself of the film feels theatrical.
I have watched two thirds of the "The Stranger" and of "The Enemy of the people". I was initially very interested in the plot of "The Stranger" when I read it here on Amazon, but could not force myself to finish either of the movies because the talking was getting more and more unnatural and strained as the movies progressed, so even the interest in the outcome waned completely as I forced myself to continue watching it till I had to finally give up.
No harmony of the earlier movies.