• The Disciple
  • The Disciple
  • The Disciple

The Disciple

by Chaitanya Tamhane Feature Film Competition

The ambitious Sharad has reduced his life to a single goal: to become one of the best vocalists of Khyal, a classical Indian singing style. The 24-year-old knows that learning the ancient, extremely demanding musical tradition requires years of practice and sacrifice. He devoutly follows in the footsteps of his late father and the teachings of his guru, while living in his grandmother’s apartment in the heart of Mumbai. But as the years go by, Sharad becomes increasingly disillusioned. He is not only left asking himself whether he will ever achieve the mastery that he strives for, but also whether classical music even has any place at all in modern-day India. THE DISCIPLE is the story of a young artist, his dreams, and the loneliness brought about by his passionate obsession for art. Meticulously staged down to the very last detail, this drama by director Chaitanya Tamhane takes us on a hypnotic journey accompanied by an expertly composed soundtrack.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: India, 2020
  • Runtime: 128 Min
  • Languages: Marathi, Hindi, English, Bengali
  • Subtitles: English, German
  • Director: Chaitanya Tamhane
  • Cast: Aditya Modak, Arun Dravid, Sumitra Bhave, Deepika Bhide Bhagwat, Kiran Yadnyopavit
  • Screenplay: Chaitanya Tamhane
  • Cinematography: Michał Sobociński
  • Editor: Chaitanya Tamhane
  • Sound: Anita Kushwaha, Naren Chandavarkar
  • Producers: Alfonso Cuarón, Vivek Gomber, Rakesh Mehra
  • Production Company: ZOO Entertainment
  • World Sales: New Europe Film Sales
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