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  • | November 5th, 2012

    Santosh Sivan talks about ‘Urumi’ and his passion for cinema

    Santosh Sivan talks about ‘Urumi’ and his passion for cinema

    In an exclusive interview, the ace cinematographer speaks about his journey from behind the camera to before it, and about his recent directorial Urumi which has been selected for the Busan International Film Festival

    Santosh Sivan is one of the few cinematographers in Indian cinema who have worked across borders and gained recognition on home soil as well as abroad. Not many know that the master craftsman began his journey as a painter, then moved on to still photography, from there to cinematography, then direction, and finally acted in a Malayalam film in which he played Raja Ravi Varma – the very painter who inspired him in the first place! Surreal. Sivan has won not one, not two, but 13 National Film Awards for various categories through his career. Unbelievable, but true. We talk to the maestro about his journey. Click here to read more