Suman Mukhopadhyay

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Suman Mukhopadhyay
সুমন মুখোপাধ্যায়
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Suman Mukhopadhyay at the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival
Born (1966-11-20) November 20, 1966 (age 48)
Howrah, India
Occupation Film maker, screenplay writer and author

Suman Mukhopadhyay (also Suman Mukherjee; (Bengali: সুমন মুখোপাধ্যায়) is an Indian filmmaker and theatre director.


He has done theatre productions ranging from European drama to major adaptations of Bengali works. Among these are Raja Lear, Bisarjan, Teesta Paarer Brittanto and Samay Asamayer Brittanto, adapted from the novels by Debesh Roy and Mephisto, based on Klaus Mann's German novel. He has also staged Rabindranath Tagore's Raktakarabi; Falguni-Prelude, Shakespeare/Brecht's Coriolanus and Śūdraka's The Little Clay Cart. He directed The Man of the Heart (Life and times of Lalon Fokir) at the University of California, Berkeley and Girish Karnad's Nagamandala at the Department of Theatre, Kalamazoo College, Michigan. Man of the Heart was also invited to Barbican Centre, London. In 2007 he directed Fireface, a play by Marius von Mayenburg in association with the Goethe-Institut. He revived "Mephisto" in December 2013.

His first cinematic directorial debut film was Herbert which was released in 2005. Herbert won the National Award for Best Bengali film.

His last film "Shesher Kabita" (The Last Poem) with Rahul Bose and Konkona Sen Sharma is completed and premiered in Dubai International Film Festival is awaiting release. "Kangal Malsat"(The War Cry of the Beggars) his 4th feature film released in August 2013. Mahanagar@Kolkata was completed in 2009. The film was screened in Munich, Kerala and New York film festivals. His second film Chaturanga, based on Tagore's novel, was completed in 2008 and premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival. Chaturanga was screened in 36 national and international festivals. The film received a Gran Prix award at Bridgefest, Sarajevo; the Best Director award at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival and the Golden Palm at Mexico International Film Festival.


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His film Chaturanga received the Gran Prix at Bridge Fest, Sarajevo;[1] Best Director at Philadelphia Independent Film Festival[2] and the Golden Palm at Mexico International Film Festival.[3]


  1. ^ "Winners Bridge fest 2009". Bridge Fest. May 15, 2009. Retrieved January 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Philadelphia Independent Film Festival: Past Winners". Philadelphia Independent Film Festival. Retrieved January 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Golden Palm Award Winners". Mexico International Film Festival. Retrieved January 19, 2012. 

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