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    2 == Utpal Dutt (1925-64) == 
    3 [[Image(UD1.jpg)]] 
    4  
    5 Prolific Bengali and Hindi actor born in 
    6 Shillong, Assam; also director and a major 
    7 Marxist theatre personality in Bengal. After 
    8 1977 associated with the CPI(M). Started career 
    9 in the 40s with Geoffrey Kendall’s theatre 
    10 group performing Shakespeare, later directing 
    11 Shakespeare for the Little Theatre Group. 
    12 Formed his own group in 1949, then joined the 
    13 Bengal unit of IPTA (1950-1) doing agitational 
    14 plays staged on street corners and occasionally 
    15 during political rallies to massive audiences, 
    16 such as Chargesheet (1950), written overnight 
    17 following the arrest of CP members and 
    18 performed next day at Hazra Park. The Special 
    19 Train was performed on behalf of striking 
    20 workers of the Hindustan Automobile Factory, 
    21 Uttarpara (1961). Also did theatrical 
    22 spectaculars: Angar (1959), Kallol (1965; a play 
    23 about the Royal Indian Navy mutiny of 1946, 
    24 sparking off political rallies), Din Badaler Pala 
    25 (1967, written for the CPI(M)’s electoral 
    26 campaign) and Tiner Talwar (1970). Barricade 
    27 (1972) and Dushwapner Nagari (1975) were 
    28 staged in the context of the Emergency. Also 
    29 made major interventions in the Jatra form (e.g. 
    30 Rifle, Sanyasir Tarabari). Claims influence of 
    31 Erwin Piscator to ‘create proletarian myths of 
    32 revolution’ (cf. Dutt, 1984). His work, 
    33 comprising mostly historical reconstructions, 
    34 was criticised by the Left for its determinism 
    35 and the recourse to the ‘ great man’ theory of 
    36 history. Prolific film actor with a spectacular 
    37 début as Michael Madhusudhan, a 
    38 legendary 19th C. Bengali poet, repeating the 
    39 role several times on the stage. After Mrinal 
    40 Sen’s Bhuvan Shome, shifted to Hindi films, 
    41 often playing retired soldiers or bluff comedian 
    42 fathers (Guddi) in melodramas. Also important 
    43 comedy roles in Bengali, e.g. Mohan Baganer 
    44 Meye, Shriman Prithviraj et al. Claimed to act 
    45 in 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 
    49 his theatrical work. Autobiography, including 
    50 his views on theatre, published in 1982. 
    51 Stridently populist essays on film, often 
    52 targeting the New Indian Cinema were 
    53 published after his death as Towards A Heroic 
    54 Cinema (1994). 
    55  
    56 FILMOGRAPHY (* also d): 1950: Michael 
    57 Madhusudhan; Vidyasagar; Jaan Pehchan; 
    58 1952: Siraj-ud-Dowla; 1953: Maharaj 
    59 Nandakumar; 1954: Vikram Urvashi; 
    60 Chitrangada; 1955: Rani Rashmoni; 1956: 
    61 Kirti Garh; Shubha Lagna; Mahakavi 
    62 Girishchandra; 1958: Jogajog; Rajdhani Theke; 
    63 1960: Uttar Megh; Kuhak; 1961: Megh*; 
    64 Pankatilak; Dilli Theke Kolkata; Saptapadi; 
    65 1962: Kancher Swarga; Abasheshe; Sakshi; 
    66 1963: Shesh-Anka; Maniram Dewan; Surya 
    67 Sikha; 1964: Momer Alo; 1965: Ghoom 
    68 Bhangar Gaan*; Shakespeare Wallah; 
    69 1966:Sankha Bela; 1967: Mahashweta; 1968: 
    70 Chowringhee; 1969: Aparichita; Bibaha 
    71 Bibhrat; Bhuvan Shome; Saat Hindustani; 
    72 The Guru; 1970: Bombay Talkie; Kalankita 
    73 Nayak; Interview; Heer Ranjha; 1971: 
    74 Fariyad; Khunje Berai; Kuheli; Ek Adhuri 
    75 Kahani; Guddi; 1972: Calcutta ’71; Shesh 
    76 Parba; Mere Jeevan Saathi; Sabse Bada Sukh; 
    77 Marjina Abdallah; Shriman Prithviraj; 
    78 Parivartan; 1973: Mr Romeo; Agni Bhramar; 
    79 Honeymoon; Shravan Sandhya; Rodon Bhora 
    80 Basanta; Shesh Pristhay Dekhun; 1974: 
    81 Amanush; Asati; Charitraheen; Bisarjan; 
    82 Bikele Bhorer Phool; Chorus; Phuleshwari; 
    83 Sadhu Judhishthirer Karcha; My Friend; 
    84 Thagini; Alor Thikana; Sedin Du-janay; Jukti 
    85 Takko Aar Gappo; Chhutir Phande; 
    86 Swikarokti; 1975: Palanka; Sansar 
    87 Simantey; Swayamsiddha; Salaam Memsaab; 
    88 Nishi Mrigaya; Julie; Anari; Aparajito; Sei 
    89 Chokh; Ek Hans Ka Joda; Jana Aranya; 
    90 Mohan Baganer Meye; 1976: Ananda Mela; 
    91 Dampati; Sandhya Surya; Datta; Kitne Paas 
    92 Kitne Door; Raees; Yugo Manab Kabir; Nidhi 
    93 Ram Sardar; Do Anjaane; Shaque; Santan; 
    94 Asadharan; Pratisruti; Jatayu; 1977: Anand 
    95 Ashram; Anurodh; Farishta Ya Qatil; Ek Hi 
    96 Raasta; Babu Moshai; Mantramugdha; Sister; 
    97 Swati; Imaan Dharam; Kissa Kursi Ka; 
    98 Kotwal Saab; Priyatama; Lal Kothi; Safed 
    99 Hathi; Swami; Yahi Hai Zindagi; Sanai; 1978: 
    100 Moyna; Tilottama; Dhanraj Tamang; Bandi; 
    101 Atithi; Toote Khilone; Striker; Joi Baba 
    102 Felunath; Chakravyuha; Niskriti; 1979: 
    103 Jhor*; Nauka Dubi; Golmaal; Kartavya; Prem 
    104 Vivah; The Great Gambler; Bayan; Naya 
    105 Bakra; 1980: Bandhan; Gharer Baire Ghar; 
    106 Hirak Rajar Deshe; Paka Dekha; Pankhiraj; 
    107 Shesh Bichar; Agreement; Apne Paraye; 
    108 Khwab; Nishana; Ram Balram; Asha; 1981: 
    109 Baisakhi Megh*; Kalankini; Subarna Golak; 
    110 Saheb; Barsaat Ki Ek Raat/Anusandhan; 
    111 Naram Garam; Shaukeen; Meghmukti; Angoor; 
    112 Raaste Pyar Ke; Chaalchitra; Agni Pareeksha; 
    113 1982: Raj Bodhu; Matir Swarga; Hamari Bahu 
    114 Alka; Pratiksha; Prateeksha; 1983: Rang 
    115 Birangi; Maa*; Achha Bura; Kisise Na Kehna; 
    116 Pasand Apni Apni; Shubh Kaamna; Agami 
    117 Kal; Indira; Jay Parajay; Duti Pata; Srinkhal; 
    118 Prayashchitta; 1984: Ahuti; Harishchandra 
    119 Shaibya; Madhuban; Pujarini; Rashifal; 
    120 Inquilab; John Jani Janardan; Lakhon Ki Baat; 
    121 Paar; Bandh Honth; Yeh Desh; Love Marriage; 
    122 Inquilab Ke Baad*; Shapath; Ulta Seedha; 
    123 1985: Aar Paar/Anyay Abichar; Bhalobasha 
    124 Bhalobasha; Pratigya; Putulghar; Tagori; 
    125 Bandhan Anjana; Saheb; 1986: Uttar Lipi; 
    126 Jiban; Pathbhola; Aap Ke Saath; Baat Ban 
    127 Jaye; Kirayedaar; Main Balwan; Sada 
    128 Suhagan; Lal Mahal; 1987: Aaj Ka Robin 
    129 Hood; Pyar Ke Kabil; Sukumar Ray (Sh); 
    130 Samrat-o-Sundari; Pratikar; Jar Je Priyo; 1988: 
    131 Prati Paksha; Agun; Agaman; Mahaveera; 
    132 Sagar Sangam; Pratik; Parasmoni; Jyoti; 1989: 
    133 Asha-o-Bhalobasha; Biday; Gili Gili Ge; 
    134 Bahurani; Judge Saheb; Aakrosh; Angar; Kari 
    135 Diye Kinlam; Libaas; Shubha Kamana; Ladaai 
    136 (B); Mahajan; Garmil; 1990: Mera Pati Sirf 
    137 Mera Hai; Raktorin; Agnikanya; Triyatri; 
    138 Jawani Zindabad; Qaidi; Nyayadanda; 1991: 
    139 Agantuk; Ahankar; Path-o-Prasad; Maan 
    140 Maryada; Pati Param Guru; Sajani Go Sajani; 
    141 Nawab; 1992: Padma Nadir Majhi; 
    142 Manikanchan; Pennam Calcutta; Mayabini; 
    143 1993: Bhranta Pathik; Mishti Madhur; 1994: 
    144 Ajana Path; 1995: Kecho Khurte Keute; 
    145 Pratidhani; Abirbhab. 
    146  
    147 [[Actor]]