Shanti Bhushan Roy

Shanti Bhushan Roy

Freelance Cinematographer @Western India Cinematographer's Association
Cinematographer, Director of Photography and Filmmaker

Mumbai, India

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January 2012
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About Shanti

A former Software Engineering dropout, Shanti Bhushan is a Graduate in Cinematography (2006) from the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)-PUNE. He has worked on several 35MM &16MM cameras and specialised in advanced Lab Processing and Digital Image Processing and Work Flow Techniques.

He has worked on various formats of High End Digital Cine Video formats like ALEXA, RED, High Definition (CineAlta & Varicam) to Digital Video broadcast DIGIBeta,Beta, DVCPROs models to Digital Videos - HDV, DVCAM models.

He has worked on New Media of Cannon 5D Mark II,III, 7D and new technology which is still evolving.

Also has worked as Director of Photgraphy on " BALLAD OF RUSTOM" a Hindi Feature film by AJITA SUCHITRA VEERA on 35MM-Anamorphic with ARRI 535B Cameras and Hawk lenses- which is doing rounds of International Film Festivals - got "BEST DIRECTOR" award for EXCELLENT CINEMATIC EXPRESSION ,DARING FORM AND PERSPECTIVE.

He has worked as DOP on" THE STORY OF MY LIFE" on RED and 5D MARK II with Cine Primes (under post production)

Also worked as DOP on Feature Film "SHUTTLE COCK BOYS" super 16MM -has been recently released by PVR all over the country.

He gas shot another Feature Film "VATSALA" on HD-(under post production)

He has worked on Short Feature films, International Documentaries, Music videos on different Film & Video Formats.

Recently worked on a wide range of Television programs- like SATYAMEV JAYATE -hosted by AMIR KHAN amongst others for Channels like STAR WORLD, SONY,SAHARA, STAR PLUS etc.

He has shot a number of TVCs for brands like TATA STEEL, PEPSODENT, SURF EXCEL, DOVE SOAP, DOMEX, BOURNVITA ETC and


Cinematographers like Raoul Coutard, Sven Nykvist, Subrato Mitra, Darrius Khondji and Japanese and East European cinematographers have been a strong inspiration for him.


Unique traits: I am a Cinematographer, Filmmaker and a former graduate of prestigious film school Film and Television Institite of India-Pune. As Cinematographer I have good experience of shooting for Ficton and Non-Fiction Feature Films, TV series, TVCs, Documentaries and Corporate Films on various analogue and Digital Cine cameras series and also on various Film Formats. Most of the films have been shot Sync Sound so I have very good experience of shooting on location sound projects. I have shot about 6 Feature films, last one was with Nana Patekar and Mahi Gill - a hindi film "Wedding Anniversary" slated to release later this year in RED DRAGON with Ultra Prime Lenses. I shot 2014 Oscar Short listed "Ballad of Rustom" produced and directed by Ajita Suchitra Veera- waiting for its Indian relaease,which has been showcased at various film festival and has been raved for its poetic narrative and visual style. Snap Shot view of Ballad of Rustom- Directed by Ajita Suchitra Veera Aasma :-a feature film on Red Epic I have been part much acclaimed Satyamev Jayate TV series from 2011-2014, hosted by megastar Mr Amir Khan, the series which was noticed throughout Indian Sub Continent and has been covered by The Times Magazine and all major newspapers and channels around the world. I shot Dozens( almost 60) of Documentaries, Various Promos and many other Videos as part of this Program. PROMOTIONAL SONG :- Few Promos :- I have also worked on few series on Discovery Channel and other prominent programs on other International channels as well. I have also worked on few series on Discovery Channel and other prominent programs on other International channels as well. Have shot few TV series as well. - several episodes of MAHAKUMBH - A mega series for LIFE OK Channel shot on ARRI Alexa. -Pilot for EPIC Channel. Series MID WICKET TALES with Naseeruddin Shah on Red Epic & Cannon 300 -For EPIC channel few Episodes of Myths and Legends of India.on Red Epic & Cannon 300 Have shot Few TVCs too. few links:- TVCS FOR Annapurna Food Exports - on ARRI 435 Cameras TVCS FOR TATA STEEL- A SERIES OF FILMS FOR TATA STELL ON THEIR LEADERSHIP SERIES OTHER TVCs links COULD BE FIND AROUND THIS LINK. DETAILED PROFILE : few more links PROMO of Short Feature "SURATI" 8d_seKzfsFo Music Video Link:-



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    Aasma (2015)
    Film (Thriller) Cinematographer At the pinnacle of the splendor of the Himalayas sits the Kashmir valley, one of the most stunningly picturesque places on earth. But today, its grandeur has also become ubiquitous with the ravages of terrorism and counter terrorism operations. Under these circumstances, anyone roaming these hills would tell you the shocking truth: that combat soldiers are statistically safer than women. The calm melody of the idyllic villages is disrupted by the abrasive sputter of semi-automatic gunfire. In one such neighborhood, we see Aasma, a delicate young girl. For Aasma, heaven and hell are about to collide. The leader of the local village conceals four armed militants from across the border, in his house. In due course they notice the young girl. Mesmerized by her delicate beauty and overcome by lust, they kidnap Aasma. Their leader reasons that on their way to a suicidal terrorist attack, this is probably their last opportunity to be with a woman before martyrdom. As Aasmaa's night of ... Written by Sreejith Karanavar

  • Lucknow Times

    Lucknow Times (2015)
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  • Satyamev Jayate

    Satyamev Jayate (2012 - 2014)
    Television (Documentary and Talk-Show) Cinematographer Aamir Khan hosts and produces this documentary/talk-show that explores the social issues effecting modern India.

  • Ballad of Rustom

    Ballad of Rustom (2012)
    Film (Drama) Cinematographer Rustom works in a small government office in the countryside. Life for Rustom is wandering from place to place in the small town, spending time with Kapil who works on the suburban trains, living with the eccentricities of his boss, and being magically transported into his imaginary other world in the far reaches of this beautiful and lonely countryside which maybe undergoing a quiet upheaval that may disturb it's dark and mysterious worlds forever. Written by Anonymous

  • Shuttlecock Boys

    Shuttlecock Boys (2011)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Cinematographer Shuttlecock Boys - Story of Entrepreneurship Dream, is a heart warming tale of 4 boys from Delhi who play badminton in the night in their neighborhood. These boys who come from humble backgrounds decide to do SOMETHING ON THEIR OWN while playing badminton one such night.This attempt becomes their lifeline putting them on a litmus test of determination, courage, luck and spirit of friendship. Written by Anonymous

  • Tum Mile

    Tum Mile (2009)
    Film (Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department On a flight to Mumbai, Akshay meets with his wealthy ex-girlfriend, Sanjana, who is in the company of another male, Rajeev. He, a struggling artist, recalls how he met her in Cape Town and their moving in together. Differences crop up, and get worse, when he does not meet with her busy dad, leading to their taking different paths. After the plane lands they head out to their respective destinations - little knowing the danger that awaits them after the city experiences life-threatening heavy rains and floods. Written by rAjOo (



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