Arun Mukherjee

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Arun Mukherjee or Arun Mukhopadhyay is a Bengali playwright and thespian. He is associated with the theater group Chetana both as actor-director and playwright. He is the author of many plays including the classic Mārīch Sangbād, which has been translated into English (Mareech, The Legend), by Utkal Mohanty.[1] Through an arresting character analysis of the Ramayana illusion-expert Mareech, this story spotlights the contemporary social woes of the oppressed Indian peasantry.[2] Other well-known plays include Jagannāth and Ramjātra. His later works Nirnoy and Putulnacher Itikatha received critical acclaim.[3]

He won the National Film Award for Best Actor, 1979, for his role in the film Parashuram.


  1. ^ Modern Indian Drama, ed. G.P. Deshpande, Sahitya Akademi, 2004
  2. ^ "Mareech The Legend - Theater Play - Eventbrite". Retrieved 2012-08-25.
  3. ^ The Telegraph. "An attestation of genius". Retrieved 13 February 2018.