Indranil Roychowdhury graduated in English from Jadavpur University, in 1992. He received a Postgraduate Diploma in Film Direction from FTII Pune, 1995. He has worked as a freelance writer /director in Kolkata from 1996 to 2000. Since 2000, he has been directing & producing TV commercials, corporate documentaries and television shows for Tropical Blue Entertainment and, subsequently from July 2008, for Flipbook. Phoring, Indranil's first full length feature film was praised widely. It won the Filmfare East awards in four categories - including the Best Debutant Director. Zee Bangla Gaurav Samman had also presented him with the prestigious Rituporno Ghosh Memorial Award.