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November 20, 1966 (age 57) (
Howrah, India

Film maker, screenplay writer, theatre director and author

National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali

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


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

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He is in the post-production of his latest film "Asamapta". His previous film "Shesher Kabita" (The Last Poem) with Rahul Bose and Konkona Sen Sharma is completed and 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 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.

He 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. In 2007 he directed Fireface, a play by Marius von Mayenburg in association with the Goethe-Institut. He revived "Mephisto" in December 2013.

He is awarded "Sera Bangali" 2015 by ABP Ananda Group.

Feature films

  • Herbert (2005)
  • Chaturanga (2008)
  • Mahanagar@Kolkata (2009)
  • Kangal Malsat (2013)
  • Shesher Kobita (2014)
  • Prince of Metiabruz (announced)
  • Asamapta 2017
  • Awards

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


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