Sankhayan Ghosh

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Style south, Operation north: Rap star Raftaar on his Malayali roots, popularity in Punjab
Sun, Nov 01, 2015

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.

FTII deadlock continues but at least they’re talking
Wed, Oct 07, 2015

The I&B Ministry and the FTII students may not have found a way to end the ongoing logjam, but the series of meetings have at least minimised their communication gap.

Tale of a Storyteller
Tue, Oct 06, 2015

Soumitra Ranade on his penchant for reimagining classics, the importance of children’s films and the state of Indian animation.

God of Small Things
Sat, Dec 26, 2015

A Marathi film revolves around a Ganesha soft toy with a bomb planted inside.

Harshali Malhotra of Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Parth Bhalerao of Killa: Meet Bollywood’s child stars
Sun, Sep 27, 2015

2015 has been a good year for children in both mainstream and regional films. Here’s a look at some of those who delivered sterling performances on screen.

Bauddhayan Mukherji’s Teenkahon: Power of Three
Mon, Sep 28, 2015

A triptych Bengali film, which released this Friday, pays a tribute to the filmmaking influences from three eras.

‘Court’ at Oscars: The right verdict
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

After repeated mistakes in the past, the Film Federation of India has finally taken the right decision by selecting Court as India's Oscar entry.

European producers are ready to put money on me, says Irrfan Khan
Tue, Sep 15, 2015

Irrfan on his upcoming movie Talvar, and what the international success of The Lunchbox means to him.

That Song in Your Head: Shankar Mahadevan, Amitabh Bhattacharya and others share their favourite songs over the years
Sun, Sep 13, 2015

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.

The World Before Her
Wed, Sep 09, 2015

Tannishtha Chatterjee on being a ‘film festival girl’, fighting typecasting and contemporary Indian cinema.

Ban film on Prophet with A R Rahman music: Sunni group to govt
Mon, Sep 07, 2015

Majidi film is first of a three-part biopic. The film by the renowned director is the first of a trilogy on the life of Muhammad, and shows his childhood and adolescence till he becomes a prophet.

I am hungry for good work: ‘Talvar’ actor Neeraj Kabi
Mon, Sep 07, 2015

Neeraj Kabi talks about the synergy that comes from working with talented co-actors, his role in Meghna Gulzar’s upcoming film 'Talvar' and why he cannot do an out-and-out commercial film.

Music composer Aadesh Shrivastava’s last rites held in Mumbai
Mon, Sep 07, 2015

Aadesh Shrivastava is survived by his wife Vijaita and sons Anivesh and Avitesh. He was also composer duo Jatin-Lalit and actor Sulakshana Pandit’s brother-in-law.

‘Playing Frodo paved the way for a creativity I never had’
Sat, Sep 05, 2015

Actor-producer Elijah Wood on moonlighting as a DJ, on being a vinyl record geek and the global recall of LOTR

Sound & Light Show
Fri, Sep 04, 2015

The cinematographer and composer behind the look feel and sound of The Viral Fever videos on what makes them tick.

Song Sung True
Wed, Sep 02, 2015

Shankar Mahadevan on the liberating experience of his acting debut and why he is more a Maharashtrian than a Tamilian.

I don’t see Marathi films as a stepping stone to making Hindi movies: Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni
Sun, Aug 30, 2015

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

Censor Board refuses to clear documentary on Modi-Kejriwal’s 2014 Varanasi battle
Sun, Aug 30, 2015

The film documents the high-profile electoral battle between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal in Varanasi during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Imran Khan on ‘Katti Batti’, his recent flops and fatherhood
Fri, Aug 28, 2015

Imran Khan on Katti Batti, his recent flops, friendship and fatherhood

Rinku Kalsy’s documentary on Rajinikanth’s fandom to premiere at Venice Film Festival
Wed, Aug 26, 2015

Rinku Kalsy’s documentary, which gives a peep into Rajinikanth’s fandom, will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival

Film industry reacts to the arrest of FTII students
Thu, Aug 20, 2015

After five students of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune were arrested in a crackdown at midnight on Wednesday, members of the film industry sent out strong reactions.

The Ska Vengers’ new single ‘Frank Brazil’ releases today
Fri, Jul 31, 2015

In the ultra-stylised animated music video of The Ska Vengers’ new single, Indian freedom fighter Udham Singh appears as a graphic novel hero.

Comic Turn
Mon, Jul 27, 2015

Bangistan is a decent fare. It doesn’t match up to the greatness of Delhi Belly, but it is original, honest music.

As a satire, Riteish Deshmukh, Pulkit Samrat’s ‘Bangistan’ is explicitly bizarre
Sat, Jul 25, 2015

The upcoming film Bangistan, featuring Riteish Deshmukh and Pulkit Samrat as two suicide bombers, attempts to tackle terrorism with comedy.

Real stories move me more than fantasies: L Subramaniam
Thu, Jul 23, 2015

Violin virtuoso L Subramaniam on composing for a film after a long hiatus, his modern version of Vaishnava janato and carrying forward the legacy of his father, V Lakshminarayana

Salman ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ Khan: Things that I do on screen, I want to do them in real life
Tue, Jul 21, 2015

Salman 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' Khan on repeatedly playing the selfless messiah and bulking up for his most physically challenging role in Sultan.

Mythology is magical, that’s what cinema is all about, says writer-director Sujoy Ghosh
Tue, Jul 21, 2015

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.

Film fraternity roots for FTII students
Sat, Jul 18, 2015

The film industry members explained that focusing on Chauhan’s appointment was steering away from the key issue.

The Fakirs of Banaras
Wed, Jul 15, 2015

One of India’s foremost bands, Indian Ocean, breaks away from their formula to compose music for Masaan that reflects small-town India’s rooted yet modern vibes.

Foreign Affairs
Fri, Jul 10, 2015

The launch of another English entertainment channel on Indian television is a nod to the growing popularity of foreign shows in India. But rampant piracy and censorship can impact their business.

Ranbir Kapoor supports agitating students in FTII row
Fri, Jul 10, 2015

It may be noted that Kapoor is the first star, with a significant following, to have taken a stand in the FTII controversy.

‘Guddu Rangeela’ isn’t a satire but addresses a social issue: Director Subhash Kapoor
Wed, Jul 08, 2015

After two successful satires, Subhash Kapoor is back with Guddu Rangeela, his most commercial outing yet.

Three members quit FTII governing council: ‘Government is not listening to students’
Tue, Jul 07, 2015

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.

FTII row: Pallavi Joshi leaves the society in support of students, says future of film industry under threat
Mon, Jul 06, 2015

Joshi said that her decision came in support of the students who have been on strike for 25 days, in protest of BJP leader Chauhan's appointment.

I always wanted to be in the movies: Richa Chadda
Mon, Jul 06, 2015

Basking in the Cannes success of Masaan, Richa Chadda has an interesting line-up of films this year.

The selfie project: Richa Chaddha
Sun, Jul 05, 2015

A feature on the spaces and objects that define our work and home life through the selfie