new Delhi: The last time any Indian film competed in the main category was at the Venice International Film Festival with the 2001 film ‘Monsoon Wedding’. Directed by Mira Nair, the film won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Now, 19 years later, India has again emerged victorious at the Venice International Film Festival, as Chaitanya Tamhane’s film The Discipline won the Best Screenplay Award at the Film Festival this year.
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‘The Chele’ is a Marathi film written and directed by Chaitanya Tamhane. The film stars Aditya Modak, Arun Dravid, Sumitra Bhave, Deepika Bhide Bhagwat and Kiran Yagnopaveet.
The plot of the film revolves around the life of ‘Sharad Nerulkar’ portrayed by Aditya Modak, who yearns to become an Indian classical music singer and dedicates his life to that. The protagonist follows in the footsteps of his old masters, his mentor and his father, but as time flies by, he begins to wonder if it is actually possible to achieve the excellence he is striving for.
‘The Discipline’ also stars Oscar-winning Mexican filmmaker Alphons Curon as an executive producer.
Chinese-American filmmaker Chloe Zhao received the prestigious Golden Lion’s top award for her play ‘Nomadland’ at the Venice International Film Festival. Chloe Zhao’s film stars Oscar-winning Frances MacDormand.
Talking about his film, Chaitanya said in a statement, “Writing the Discipline was the most challenging and painful endeavor I have ever done. This honor means a lot to me and it will encourage me to push my limits even further. I want to dedicate this award to all musicians, researchers, writers and historians who helped open the doors to the incredible world of Indian classical music for me. “
‘The Discipline’ cip was also among the official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival 2020 ‘.
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