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  • Utpal Dutt

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    1111Shakespeare for the Little Theatre Group. 
    1212Formed his own group in 1949, then joined the 
    13 Bengal unit of IPTA (1950-1) doing agitational 
     13Bengal unit of [[IPTA]] (1950-1) doing agitational 
    1414plays staged on street corners and occasionally 
    1515during political rallies to massive audiences, 
    3535and the recourse to the ‘ great man’ theory of 
    3636history. Prolific film actor with a spectacular 
    37 début as Michael Madhusudhan, a 
     37début as [[Michael Madhusudhan]], a 
    3838legendary 19th C. Bengali poet, repeating the 
    39 role several times on the stage. After Mrinal 
    40 Sen’s Bhuvan Shome, shifted to Hindi films, 
     39role several times on the stage. After [[Mrinal 
     40Sen]]’s [[Bhuvan Shome]], shifted to Hindi films, 
    4141often playing retired soldiers or bluff comedian 
    42 fathers (Guddi) in melodramas. Also important 
     42fathers ([[Guddi]]) in melodramas. Also important 
    4343comedy roles in Bengali, e.g. Mohan Baganer 
    4444Meye, Shriman Prithviraj et al. Claimed to act 
    4545in films mainly to finance his theatrical work. 
    46 Played key roles in recent Satyajit Ray films, 
    47 e.g. the king in Hirak Rajar Deshe and the 
    48 stranger in Agantuk. Directorial work extends 
     46Played key roles in recent [[Satyajit Ray]] films, 
     47e.g. the king in [[Hirak Rajar Deshe]] and the 
     48stranger in [[Agantuk]]. Directorial work extends 
    4949his theatrical work. Autobiography, including 
    5050his views on theatre, published in 1982. 
    5151Stridently populist essays on film, often 
    52 targeting the New Indian Cinema were 
     52targeting the [[New Indian Cinema]] were 
    5353published after his death as Towards A Heroic 
    5454Cinema (1994).