Suman Mukhopadhyay

1966 Age: 54 years old
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Suman Mukhopadhyay is an Indian film director. His first cinematic directorial debut film was Herbert which was released in 2005. Herbert won the National Award for Best Bengali film. He is in the post-production of his latest Hindi feature film "Nazarband". His last film is "Asamapta"(Incomplete), premiered in IFFLA, USA and is on Netflix. Before that "Shesher Kabita" (The Last Poem) with Rahul Bose and Konkona Sen Sharma premiered in Dubai International Film Festival and released on 7 August 2015. "Kangal Malsat"(The War Cry of the Beggars) his 4th feature film released on 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.[citation needed] Recently Mukhopadhyay has done a Zee5 original feature film Posham Pa and directed five episodes of Parchhayee based on Ruskin Bond stories.[1] Mukhopadhyay has done theatre productions ranging from European drama to major adaptations of Bengali works. He used to be a part of Bengali theatre Group Chetana. Among his many works some are Raja Lear, Sunyo Sudhu Sunyo Noy, 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.
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