The Disciple (2020)

  • Main Slate
  • 2h 8m
  • India
Last Chance to Rent Oct 4, 8:00 PM ET

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Indian filmmaker Chaitanya Tamhane became a sensation after the runaway international success of his 2014 feature debut Court. His much-anticipated follow-up, The Disciple, is a finely crafted labor of love set in the world of Indian traditional music. Hindustani classical singer—and remarkable first-time actor—Aditya Modak stars as Sharad, a man living in Mumbai who makes it his life’s goal to follow in the footsteps of his father and become a practitioner of the centuries-old Khayal music tradition. As the years wear on, Sharad grows increasingly disillusioned as he strives for divine purity in a world tipping over into bland commercialization. The Disciple is a refined yet uncompromising portrait of a young artist’s journey, his dreams, and his loneliness, featuring some extraordinary musical performances.

Languages

Bengali, English, Hindi, Marathi

Subtitles

English

Bonus Content

1m
58th New York Film Festival Trailer

Preview 25 days of the best in world cinema.

4m
The Disciple Intro

An introduction by Eugene Hernandez, Florence Almozini and director Chaitanya Tamhane.

27m
The Disciple Q&A

A conversation between Florence Almozini and director Chaitanya Tamhane.

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