For the uninformed, ‘The Disciple’ movie has bagged the prestigious FIPRESCI award at the 2020 Venice Film Festival also being the first Indian film in 30 years to do so. This Marathi film is about the personal and professional experiences of a Hindustani classical singer.
The film is the first Indian movie in 20 years to be chosen for the main competition of a European film festival (Cannes, Venice, Berlin) after Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding in Venice in 2001. The Disciple is Tamhane’s follow-up to his debut feature Court, which was screened in the Orizzonti (Horizons) category at Venice in 2016. Four-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron is serving as executive producer on The Disciple.
Well, Ayushmann, the poster boy of content cinemas in India, took to social media to congratulate Chaitanya Tamhane and his film and said that it is a proud moment for India. We all are proud of you sir. Let the Indian Cinemas keep growing and grab the attention of filmmakers all over the world.