Sankhayan Ghosh

Articles By Sankhayan Ghosh

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

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

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

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

God of Small Things

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

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

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

‘Court’ at Oscars: The right verdict

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

Sound & Light Show

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

Song Sung True

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

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

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

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

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