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The Disciple

Venezia 77 Competition

Director:
Chaitanya Tamhane
Production:
Zoo Entertainment Pvt. (Vivek Gomber)
Running Time:
128’
Language:
Marathi, Hindi, English, Bengali
Country:
India
Main Cast:
Aditya Modak, Arun Dravid, Sumitra Bhave, Kiran Yadnyopavit
Screenplay:
Chaitanya Tamhane
Cinematographer:
Michal Sobociński
Editor:
Chaitanya Tamhane
Production Designer:
Pooja Talreja, Ravin D. Karde
Costume Designer:
Sachin Lovalekar
Music:
Aneesh Pradhan
Sound:
Anita Kushwaha, Naren Chandavarkar
Visual Effects:
Pawasut Chatmaleerat

SYNOPSIS

Sharad Nerulkar has devoted himself to becoming an Indian classical vocalist, a lifelong quest in which few succeed. Initiated into this centuries-old tradition by his father, he follows his dream with sincerity and discipline, committing himself entirely to his artistic journey. As he strives to attain the highest level of his craft, Sharad traces his way through the hallowed mysteries and rituals of past musical legends. But as the years pass, Sharad will be forced to negotiate between the complex realities of life in contemporary Mumbai and his chosen path, leading him to find his true voice in music and in life.

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

I fell helplessly in love with the world of Indian classical music. I was fascinated by the fantastical tales of master musicians, the centuries-old master-disciple tradition and, of course, the richness of the music itself. For all its ties to mythology, spirituality, and secret knowledge, the key operative for most of this music’s practitioners is faith. Faith pushes them to dedicate their entire lives to mastering this complex art form. But then, life happens. The story emerged from my exploration of these themes. Though set in the chaos of hyper-modernised Mumbai, I find its central conflict universal in its essence. We all have the right to life, and no option but to adapt and survive.

PRODUCERS/DISTRIBUTORS

PRODUCTION: Vivek Gomber - Zoo Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
314/2503, 1st floor, Zoo Entertainment, Motilal Nagar 2, MG Road, Goregaon west
400104 – Mumbai, India
Tel. +91 9821604040
zooentertainmentindia@gmail.com

WORLD SALES: Jan Naszewski - New Europe Film Sales
Tel. +48 600173205
jan@neweuropefilmsales.com
www.neweuropefilmsales.com
NORTH AMERICAN SALES: Harriet Harper-Jones - Endeavor Content
+44 7407 801 836
hharper@endeavorcontent.com

ITALIAN PRESS OFFICE: Gordon Spragg, Laurin Dietrich, Michael Arnon - WOLF Consultants
+49 157 7474 9724
hello@wolf-con.com
www.wolf-con.com

PRESS OFFICE: Gordon Spragg, Laurin Dietrich, Michael Arnon - WOLF Consultants
+49 157 7474 9724
hello@wolf-con.com
www.wolf-con.com


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