‘The Disciple’ was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival (2020) and got a digital release on the very popular streaming platform Netflix on April 30, 2021. Written and directed by Chaitanya Tamhane, cast the film Aditya Modak, Arun Dravid, Sumitra Bhave, Kiran Yadnyopavit and Deepika Bhide Bhagwat in the lead roles. Initially, the film premiered in the main competition portion of the 77th Venice International Film Festival held on September 4, 2020. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the film did not hit theaters and the distribution rights were eventually sold to Netflix. and it was officially announced on March 3, 2021, after which Netflix released the film on April 30, 2021.
‘The Disciple’ cast members
With the brilliant performance of every cast and crew member, the film has received positive reactions worldwide and has also competed on several international platforms. In the lead role, Aditya Modak will be seen as Sharad Nerulkar, Arun Dravid will play the role of Guruji, Sumitra Bhave will be the voice of Maai. The film’s other supporting cast includes Neela Khedar, Abhishek Kale, Makarand Mukund, Kristy Banerjee, Kiran Yadnyopavit, Prasad Canavese and Deepika Bhide Bhagwat.
‘The Disciple’ storyline
The film ‘The Disciple’ is about a journey of an aspiring Indian classical singer who has devoted his life to achieving great achievements in this field. He was raised by his father who trained him in this field of music. Growing up, he has heard many inspiring stories in the past about the old masters, the secret knowledge of this art. He diligently follows the ancient traditions and discipline that his masters, his guru and his father learned to master this intimidating and complex art form to perfection. He grew up in these kinds of values that he followed all his life, but as he grows up, the situation gets more complicated once he tries to understand a practical and real life. Now, as a grown man, he began to wonder if it is really possible to achieve the brilliance and perfection that he has been striving for throughout his life.
‘The Disciple’ Review
Director Chaitanya Tamhane’s second directorial film ‘The Disciple’ has caught the public’s attention to watch this Indian classical music performance with his beautifully crafted artwork film. Debuting with his directorial film Court in April 2015, the director achieved a major achievement in such a short time. The director also initially worked on two short films Six Strands (2011) and Death of a Father (2014). The beautiful work can be seen in his directorial film which is quite brilliant and the way he portrays a story through a film is commendable.
The film receives positive reviews from both the public and the critics. For those who don’t know, ‘The Disciple’ is the first Indian film since Monsoon Wedding in 2001 to compete in the Venice International Film Festival. In this case, the film entered the main competition at the 77th event of this international film festival. ‘The Disciple’ has also won the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize, along with the award for best screenplay on an international platform in Venice.
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