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     1'''Sombhu Mitra (1916-97)''' 
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     4Bengali-Hindi actor and director born in 
     5Hooghly Dist., Bengal. One of the most 
     6significant figures of 20th C. Indian theatre. The 
     7first play he staged, Bijon Bhattacharya’s 
     8Nabanna (1943), based on the 1943 Calcutta 
     9famine, was seminal to realist political theatre 
     10and a reference-point for the IPTA. He made 
     11his film début in K.A. Abbas’s IPTA-sponsored 
     12film version of the play Dharti Ke Lal. Set up 
     13his own theatre group, Bohurupee (1948), 
     14pioneering indigenous variations of Ibsen’s 
     15naturalist idiom (Dashachakra, adapting An 
     16Enemy of the People; Putulkhela, adapting 
     17Doll’s House; Badal Sircar’s Evam Indrajit) in 
     18tandem with stylised performances of 
     19Rabindranath Tagore’s Dak Ghar, 
     20Raktakarabi and Raja. Later theatre work 
     21includes exploration of Greek tragedy 
     22(Oedipus) and Brecht (Galileo). Invited by Raj 
     23Kapoor to direct Jagte Raho. Considered the 
     24greatest Bengali actor after Sisir Bhaduri, 
     25along with contemporaries Ajitesh 
     26Bandyopadhyay and Utpal Dutt. 
     27 
     28 
     29'''FILMOGRAPHY''' (* only d/** also d): 1946: 
     30Dharti Ke Lal; 1947: Abhiyatri; 1949: Abarta; 
     311950: Hindustan Hamara; 1953: Maharaj 
     32Nandakumar; Pathik; Bou Thakuranir Haat; 
     331954: Maraner Pare; Shivashakti; 1955: 
     34Durlav Janma; 1956: Jagte Raho/Ek Din 
     35Raatre**; 1959: Shubha Bibaha*; 1961: 
     36Manik; 1962: Suryasnan; 1967: Panna; 1969: 
     37Natun Pata; 1971: Nishachar. 
     38 
     39[[Actor]] 
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     41[[Director]]