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