Indian classical music is considered as an 'eternal quest' for which one needs self-doubt, sacrifice and struggle. Sharad Nerulkar devotes his life to the study of Indian classical music, but as the years go by, he doesn't achieve success story. Instead, his life shuttles between his everyday job and music practice with his old master, his guru and his father. Will he be able to reach excellence?
The Disciple review: Tamhane’s refined filmmaking, Modak’s impeccable portrayal makes this a must watch
'The Disciple' review: Hitting the high notes
“There’s a reason why Indian classical music is considered an Eternal Quest. And to embark on that quest, you will have to surrender and sacrifice,” resonates Vidushi Sindhubai Jadhav’s voice about eight minutes into The Disciple.
The Disciple sneaks up on you with its truth just as Court did. But that’s Tamhane’s signature. The film is a delicately woven macramé offering, built knot-by-knot, scene-by-scene.
The Disciple is a thoroughly Indian film, rooted in the space and cinematic time that director Chaitanya Tamhane creates.
The rare film that captures the passion that drives the mastery of creative pursuits, The Disciple reaffirms writer-director Chaitanya Tamhane as an emerging master of his craft.