Karan Talwar

film director | visual artist


I'm a film maker currently living in Mumbai and run a boutique studio called Harkat Studios. I've spent the majority of my working years on Indian feature films, working primarily as an Associate Director with noted film maker Prakash Jha, executing whole projects from start to finish. My filmography - IMDB - includes Raajneeti (2010), Satyagraha (2013), Chakravyuh (2012), Aarakshan (2011), Turning 30!!! (2011) and Dil dosti etc (2007), apart from assisting in 50 plus AD films and producing TV shows for Doordarshan (The National Broadcaster) and NDTV Imagine.

I like finding mediums for ideas and vice versa and that philosophy informs my expression -- un-restricted and evolving. Which is how my work has been riddled with a variety of mediums like graphic design, coding and functional design.

Through the years, apart from feature films, I've made several short films, branded videos and documentaries, worked in a call center, designed and developed many websites, been an Executive Producer, directed a children's show for DD Bharti, made an award winning experimental short film in Varanasi, been a product designer for Kingfisher and Force India Formula One, a video editor, a freelance writer for various online journals, a sound recordist and now run from own boutique studio with a presence in Mumbai and Berlin.

My career is one confused maze and I like it that way. I don't read as much as I'd like to, I travel beyond my means, experience less than I should, only write with fountain pens and dream of becoming a mechanic.


Harkat Studios
Bungalow No. 75, Aram Nagar 2
Versova, JP Road
Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra

karan (at) harkat (dot) in