The Disciple

Chaitanya Tamhane

Original title: The Disciple

Sharad wants to follow his father's footsteps and dedicate himself to the century-old traditions of Indian classical music. Under the teachings of a strict master, he studies the art of intonation and the different melodic variations of the craft. However, living in the midst of a rapidly-changing Mumbai that puts classical techniques in peril as new ways replace the old, Sharad finds himself facing a dream unfit for the reality unfolding in front of him. Director Chaitanya Tamhane’s second feature, The Disciple is a melodious and poetic reflection about the confrontation between tradition and modernity, between the need to adapt and the will to preserve.

  • Duration: 127
  • Production year: 2020
  • Country: India
  • Subtitles: Subtitles: Portuguese and English

Venice Film Festival – Best Screenplay Award; FIPRESCI Award
Toronto Film Festival – Amplify Voices Award

Chaitanya Tamhane