Suman Mukhopadhyay

Suman Mukhopadhyay (Bengali: সুমন মুখোপাধ্যায়; born 20 November 1966) is an Indian filmmaker and theatre director.

Suman Mukhopadhyay
সুমন মুখোপাধ্যায়
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Suman Mukhopadhyay at the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival
Born (1966-11-20) 20 November 1966 (age 53)
OccupationFilm maker, screenplay writer, theatre director and author


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.

Recently Mukhopadhyay has done a Zee5 original feature film "Posham Pa" and directed five episodes of "Parchhayee" based on Ruskin Bond stories.

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. 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. He was conferred with a script development award from Motion Picture Association and Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Brisbane in 2017. Recently, he received the Tagore Scholarship from the Government of India.


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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]


Suman Mukhopadhyay in a rally of intellectuals against Kamduni Murder Case

Mukhopadhyay is a known face of Civil Society Movement in West Bengal from the tenure of Left Front Government. He also participated in rallies or talk shows against political violence by all the parties.[4] On 21 June he joined in a protest march in Metro Channel with other intellectuals of Kolkata led by poet Shankha Ghosh in protest against the growing crimes against women in the state and the 2013 Kamduni gang rape and murder case.[5][6]

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  1. ^ "Winners Bridge fest 2009". Bridge Fest. 15 May 2009. Retrieved 19 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Philadelphia Independent Film Festival: Past Winners". Philadelphia Independent Film Festival. Archived from the original on 10 March 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Golden Palm Award Winners". Mexico International Film Festival. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Divideand rule". 16 April 2016. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  5. ^ Sarkar, Koushik; Sengupta, Manipushpak (22 June 2013). "মহামিছিল বার্তা দিল মমতাকে". Ei Samay (in Bengali). Kolkata. Retrieved 23 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Trinamul hunts for motive". 22 June 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2017.

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