SANTOSH SIVAN

  • Santosh Sivan's son contributed to the teaser of 'Inam' February 27, 2014

    Chennai: The first teaser of cinematographer-turned-filmmaker Santosh Sivan's Tamil drama 'Inam', which was released recently has received phenomenal response from the audience. Santosh says he has incorporated a few things that he learnt from his son in the teaser. The 50 seconds teaser shows how even small living beings such as...
  • With Padma Shri, I'm empowered to expand my voice: Santosh Sivan January 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Cinematographerturnedfilmmaker Santosh Sivan is delighted by the government's decision to honour him with a Padma Shri, since the recommendation for the honour came from within the film industry. "I understand that it was Graftii, former students of the Pune Film Institute Of India, who recommended my name for the honour....
  • Filmmaker Santosh Sivan gets Padma Shri January 26, 2014

    Chennai: Cinematographerturnedfilmmaker Santosh Sivan, known for his work in films like 'Kaalapani', 'Iruvar' and 'Dil Se', was Saturday conferred the Padma Shri on the eve of the 65th Republic Day. The 49year old Sivan got the award for his contribution to Indian cinema over the last two decades. Starting his career as...
  • Lekha Washington in Santosh Sivan's next November 27, 2013

    Chennai: Lekha Washington, who is awaiting the release of her forthcoming Tamil romantic comedy 'Kalyana Samayal Saadham', has been roped in by cinematographerturnedfilmmaker Santosh Sivan for his yet untitled project in the same language. "I'm quite excited to be working with Santosh. I can't reveal much about the project but we...
  • Santosh Sivan broke grammar of capturing shots in 'Ceylon': TS Suresh November 11, 2013

    Chennai: Instead of retaining visually striking shots in upcoming Tamil drama 'Ceylon', director Santosh Sivan has broken the grammar of capturing shots, says the film's editor TS Suresh and adds that it was a great learning experience for him. 'Ceylon' is the story of a homeless refugee girl during the Sri...
  • I'm glad Woody Allen took a stand against antismoking warning: Shoojit October 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Hollywood filmmaker Woody Allen won't release his latest work 'Blue Jasmine' in India, objecting to antismoking warnings being inserted into his film. It has evoked a mixed response from Indian filmmakers some are glad that he took a stand while others are okay with the statutory warning. Here is...
  • Watch: Rahman, Farah, Santosh on 15 years of 'Chhaiyya Chhaiyya' August 24, 2013

    Music composer AR Rahman, choreographer Farah Khan and cinematographer Santosh Sivan recalls how the song 'Chhaiyya Chhaiyya' from the film 'Dil Se' was made. It completed 15 years this week. ...
  • We need more cinematography schools: Shanmugasundaram November 2, 2012

    Cinematographer Shanmugasundaram, known for his slick camera work in Tamil films such as 'Rowithram' and 'Aarohanam', feels there is a need for more schools to hone the skills of aspiring cinematographers. "When I was studying visual communication, there were only two schools in Tamil Nadu that offered courses in cinematography. Today,...
  • Digital platform boon for aspiring filmmakers: Sivan October 18, 2012

    Cinematographerfilmmaker Santosh Sivan, known for his work in 'Urumi', 'Dil Se' and 'Asoka', on October 17 said digital platform is a blessing for aspiring filmmakers as it allows them to experiment with different genres. "Today, every aspiring filmmaker with the help of several digital platforms such as Internet and mobile space...
  • Thuppakki: Title issue resolved August 31, 2012

    The addition of ace talents to Vijay's 'Thuppakki' seems to be never ending. While ace cinematographer Santosh Sivan who is handling the cinematography for the project couldn't join the duet song shoot in Geneva, Bollywood ace cinematographer Nutty aka Natraj handled the cinematography for the duet song alone. Natty is...
  • 'Rangrez' coming as remake of Tamil film 'Nadodigal' July 17, 2012

    It is no longer news that Samuthirakani's hit film 'Nadodigal' will be taken to the Hindi audience. The film will be helmed by Priyadarshan and star Jackky Bhagnani and '180' fame Priya Anand in the lead roles with newbies in supporting cast. The film has now been tentatively titled 'Rangrez'. ...
  • 'Thuppaki' to hit theatres on Diwali July 17, 2012

    Ilayathalapathy Vijay's action thriller, 'Thuppaki' has now been confirmed as a Diwali release. Kalaipuli S Thanu says, "Padam kandippa Diwali release..." While the talkie portions have been wrapped three songs are remaining to be shot. Audio is touted to release after August 15. Starring Vijay and Kajal Aggarwal in the...
  • Global nod for Malayalam director Santosh Sivan June 4, 2012

    Cinematographerdirector Santosh Sivan is a household name in India. And now international recognition has come knocking at his door. Sivan is the only cinematographer in the AsiaPacific region to be accorded membership to the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) a body of internationally acclaimed cinematographers, where membership is by...
  • Urumi was the break I was looking for: Genelia May 31, 2012

    Her cheery disposition and natty dressing made her the obvious choice for roles requiring a young, sprightly and even childish actor. After Sachin and Santosh Subramaniyam, it seemed like Genelia was willing to be pigeonholed with such roles. But with her performance as the Princess of Arakkal in Urumi, Genelia...
  • Video: Urumi gets international accolades May 25, 2012

    Urumi ('Pathinaindham Nootrandu Uraivaal') is an upcoming historical epic film made in Malayalam, Tamil and English. (Urumi means the weapon Surul Pattai in Tamil.) Though the film is seen as a Malayalam film its large canvas makes it a world film. The English version of the film has been titled 'Vasco...
  • 'Thupaki' to be a high voltage action entertainer May 16, 2012

    Ilayathalapathy Vijay's forthcoming, 'Thupaki', is much expected due to reasons many reasons. And boy oh boy, has the director roped in the best of talents for the cast and crew. The film boasts off some of the finest technicians in the country for the crew. This project helmed by AR...
  • Audio release of Santosh Sivan's 'Urumi' November 16, 2011

    'Urumi' is one of the most talked about Malayalam films of the year starring Prithviraj and Genelia D'Souza. ...
  • It's difficult to make a film as 'Urumi': Sivan October 17, 2011

    Mumbai: Celebrated cinematographerdirector Santosh Sivan, who revisits the pages of history once again with his multistarrer 'Urumi', says he is attracted to themes which deal with conflict and cultural clashes. The director, who has previous made period films like 'Asoka' and 'Before the Rains', says he researched for a long time...
  • Urumi: history from the vanquished's eyes April 2, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: Touted as the first global film from Kerala, recently released 'Urumi' is an attempt to read history from the side of the vanquished, its director Santosh Sivan said. "Generally, history is written from the perspective of the conqueror. But, 'Urumi' is an attempt to read history from the side of...
  • REVIEW: Vikram, Prithviraj excel in 'Raavanan' June 19, 2010

    There have been innumerable adaptations and versions of the immortal epic Ramayan. This one will not make it even to the top 10 of the list. The entire plot of the film can be summed up in one line "You've hurt my sister, I'm taking your wife". Now this...
  • LIGHTS CAMERA POLITICS: Films on Politics June 5, 2010

    Know more about how 'Raajneeti', the film was made. Also hear filmmakers Prakash Jha, Shyam Benegal, Sudhir Mishra, Santosh Sivan and Dibakar Banerjee talk about directing political thrillers....
  • First Cut: 'Click' is spooky March 27, 2010

    Director Santosh Sivan's Click is a remake of the Thai film Shutter (directed by Masayuki Ochiai), which was subsequently made into English (as Shutter), and Tamil and Telugu as well. But I tried to watch the Hindi version as an audience who hasn't seen any of the earlier versions. Let's...
  • Rajeev's Recco: The Bicycle Thief October 25, 2008

    Mumbai: Claimed filmmaker and cinematographer Santosh Sivan jumped at the opportunity to talk about the film that changed his life. It is a landmark Italian film by one of the worlds most revered filmmakers. Sivan says what touched him was the simplicity of the story. The Bicycle Thief. ...
  • Starstudded Tahaan's big hero an 8yrold August 26, 2008

    Mumbai: "You are looking for somebody to play a dumb, brainless, horny shepherd and you thought of me, why? What is it about me that strikes you as being dumb, brainless and horny?" That is what actor Rahul Bose asked Santosh Sivan when he was first approached for the film...
  • Santosh Sivan's back with new film Tahaan August 7, 2008

    Mumbai: Ace cinematographer Santosh Sivan is ready with his new directorial venture, Tahaan A boy with a grenade. The director talks about his latest film which is to release soon. Santosh's latest film Tahaan A boy with a grenade may sound peculiar, but dont go by the title as...
  • Santosh Sivan brings Kerala to US in period film May 2, 2008

    Cinematographer and filmmaker Santosh Sivan's debut English feature Before the Rains hits theatres in the US on May 9. ...
  • Rahul Bose's Before The Rains set for US release April 29, 2008

    New Delhi: Actors Rahul Bose and Nandita Das have teamed up for cinematographerturneddirector, Santosh Sivan's debut English film, Before the Rains. Set in 1937 Kerala, the film has the country's growing nationalist movement as the backdrop to its story of an illicit affair and one man's friendship with a...
  • After film fests, Mira Nair's Jaago goes online February 1, 2008

    San Mateo (California): With an aim to dismantle myths and raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, director Mira Nair's noble project Jaago, a collection of four shortfilms directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, Santosh Sivan, Farhan Akhtar and one by Mira herself, now can be seen for free on a website. "We cannot underestimate...