Seems like Netflix isn’t gonna run out of content to stream anytime soon, speaking of which the Indian Marathi language drama movie is all set to hit the streaming platform on April 30th. The movie directed by Chaitanya Tamhane, and produced by Vivek Gomber, has already won the Best Screenplay award and the International Critics’ Prize awarded by FIPRESCI at the 77th Venice International Film Festival and the Amplify Voices award at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival.
The movie sincerely portrays the struggles and the existential crisis that a classical vocalist has to face as he seeks mastery in his field in this day and age.
Sharad Nerulkar (Aditya Modak) a young classical music disciple and his journey to find his voice in the ever so changing contemporary world is the central theme of the movie. The film takes a deep dive into the roots of centuries old music traditions and its intimate ties to mythology, spirituality, and secret knowledge. In search for p[excellence and success he comes to learn about the lives of various musical legends. Revolving around the constant conflict to balance his life in contemporary Mumbai and his path in music, the disciple depicts the essence of every individual who yearns to be classical musician in today’s world.
Arun Dravid plays the role of Guruji. The movie also stars Sumitra Bhave, Deepika Bhide Bhagwat, Ashwini Kulkarni, Kiran Yadnyopavit, and Kristy Banerjee.
The movie was released at the Venice Film festival on September 4, 2020. Netflix will distribute the movie globally on April 30, 2021. This event definitely put the entire Indian Film Fraternity in the spot light claims actor producer Vivek Gomber. This movie is a must watch for young Indian classical musicians who are constantly torn between music and navigating a practical, real life, the issues have a broader resonance that cuts across time and space.
Here’s the trailer to give you the vibe!