Anurag Kashyap, Richa Chadha, Swara Bhaskar celebrate The Disciple's win at Venice Film Festival 2020

The Disciple is the first Indian film to play at Venice Film Festival since Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding

FP Staff September 13, 2020 15:05:11 IST
Anurag Kashyap, Richa Chadha, Swara Bhaskar celebrate The Disciple's win at Venice Film Festival 2020

Chaitanya Tamhane's Marathi drama The Disciple won the Best Screenplay award at the Venice Film Festival.

The first Indian film to play at the event since Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding, it sees the hero embarking on a long, lonely quest in music, where red carpets and glamour hold little attraction for him.

Tamhane's feature also bagged the prestigious FIPRESCI award, presented by The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI, short for Federation Internationale de la Presse Cinematographique), which aims to promote and develop film culture as well as safeguard professional interests.

The last Indian film to be awarded the FIPRESCI Award at the annual film gala was Mathilukal, directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan in 1990.

(Also read on Firstpost —The Disciple is an expensive film and I was allowed to make it with zero compromises: Chaitanya Tamhane)

Prominent figures of the Indian film industry including Anurag Kashyap, Richa Chadha, Swara Bhasker and Ali Fazal celebrated the film's win.

Here are their tweets

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