Court director Chaitanya Tamhane’s The Disciple chosen in competitors part of Venice Film Festival


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National award-winning director Chaitanya Tamhane’s new Marathi movie The Disciple has been chosen within the Competition part of the 77th version of the Venice Film Festival. The Disciple will signify India on the prestigious pageant together with Ivan Ayr-directed Meel Patthar (Milestone), which can bow into the Horizons class.

The gala, to be held from September 2 to 12 on the Lido, would be the first main worldwide movie occasion to happen bodily for the reason that starting of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Competition part fetes as much as 20 characteristic movies from throughout the globe for world premiere, whereas Horizons (Orizzonti) is a global competitors devoted to movies representing new aesthetic and expressive tendencies in world cinema.

Tamhane’s The Disciple, a 127-minute lengthy characteristic, stars Aditya Modak, Arun Dravid, Sumitra Bhave, and Kiran Yadnyopavit. It has been produced by Sir actor Vivek Gomber by his Zoo Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.


The Disciple marks Tamhane’s return to Venice after he gained the Best Film – Orizzonti and Lion of the Future award for Court in 2014. Court, poignant commentary on India’s judicial system, additionally gained the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in 2015 and was India’s official entry for the Best Foreign Film on the 2016 Oscars.

Tamhane referred to as the choice of The Disciple within the competitors section “an important milestone” for the Indian unbiased cinema. “Over the last 76 years, the competition in Venice has showcased some of the absolute best films in cinema history. It is an overwhelming feeling to know that The Disciple has been selected for this honour. I want to thank the Venice film festival for showing this faith in my work once again after ‘Court’. This is an important milestone for not just us but also for the Indian independent cinema movement,” Tamhane stated in a press release.

Ayr’s Meel Patthar (Milestone) is a 98-minute lengthy movie, starring Suvinder Vicky and Lakshvir Saran. The director’s most recognised work is the crime drama Soni. The movie, which later launched on Netflix, was met with constructive evaluations for its commentary on patriarchy throughout courses and the efficiency of its lead actors Geetika Vidya Ohlyan and Saloni Batra as two Delhi Police officers.

Soni premiered within the Horizons part of the 75th Venice International Film Festival. Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding was the final Indian movie to characteristic in the primary competitors on the Venice Film Festival and win the coveted Golden Lion in 2001. Hollywood star Cate Blanchett is the president of the primary competitors jury this 12 months. The Festival’s current titles embrace acclaimed films reminiscent of Roma, Joker and Birdman.

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