Netflix acquires Venice Film Festival winner ‘The Disciple’ based on Indian Classical Music
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In a recent announcement, it has been confirmed that Netflix has acquired the global streaming rights of Chaitanya Tamhane’s ‘The Disciple’ which has been executively produced by Alfonso Cuaron. The Marathi feature film which won the best screenplay and FIPRESCI prize at Venice Film Festival went on to also screen at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) where it was awarded an Amplify Voices Award.
According to Deadline, Cuaron not only executively produced Tamhane but is also his mentor which happened after the screening of Tamhane’s previous film, ‘Court’ in Venice Film Festival where the movie won the Lion Of The Future award.
The story of ‘The Disciple’ revolves around Sharad Nerulkar and his strive to become the greatest Indian Classical singer (Hindustani Classical vocalist) while following the footsteps of his gurus, going through trials and tribulations and self-doubt all the while being the disciple of his father and his guru. The film stars Aditya Modak, Arun Dravid, Sumitra Bhave, Deepika Bhide Bhagwat and Kiran Yadnyopavit. Talking about the director and his film, the Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron stated, “I believe Chaitanya is one of the most important new voices of contemporary cinema and I’m thrilled The Disciple will be able to be enjoyed by audiences all around the world.” There has been no official announcement of the release date of the film on the streaming platform.