September 24, 2010, KOLKATA (Calcutta Tube): It is good time for the Bengali Film Industry. Two Bengali films directed by Suman Mukhopadhyay – MAHANAGAR@KOLKATA and Chaturanga were recently screened at the Munich International Film Festival. Chandan Roy Sanyal, Rituparna Sengupta and the director himself went to attend the film fest.
Chaturanga, based on the book by Rabindranath Tagore, is Suman Mukhopadhyay’s second feature film. In 2005, Suman completed his first feature film, Herbert, based on a novel by Nabarun Bhattacharya. The film was given the National Award for Best Regional Film. He has also been conferred with awards like the Most Promising Director (BFJA), Best Debut Director (Lankesh Award) and Audience Award in the Dhaka International Film Festival. Herbert has been screened in a number of national and international film festivals including Cannes, Florence, Bangkok, Osian Cinefan, Zanzibar, Mumbai, Pune and Kerala. Suman has done his film training from the New York Film Academy, USA. He is currently scripting ‘The Hungry Tide,’ based on the novel by Amitav Ghosh.
Suman is also one of the best young theater directors working in India at present, having done productions ranging from European drama to major adaptations of Bengali masterpieces.
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