His Delhi-based parents wanted for him the identity of a Kerala-born Malayali. Twenty-eight years down the line, Delhi has bested Kerala as dominant cultural influence, transforming Dilin Nair into Raftaar, a speed devil on the Indian rap scene.
As a new book, 'Gaata Rahe Mera Dil: 50 Classic Hindi Film Songs', looks at some of the most iconic tunes of Hindi film history, we ask a few lyricists, composers and filmmakers to share their favourite songs over the years.
Over the last decade, Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni has been at the forefront of a resurgence in Marathi independent cinema. The National award-winning director on his new film, the importance of regional cinema and why he doesn’t feel any urgency to direct a Hindi movie
Based on a subplot of the Ramayana, Sujoy Ghosh’s 14-minute thriller titled Ahalya recently released on YouTube. The writer-director talks about his fascination with mythology, shooting in Kolkata, and the challenges of the short-film format.
Talks between an FTII delegation and the Information and Broadcasting Ministry on Friday failed to resolve the protests against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as chairman of FTII’s governing council.