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He who divorced Bollywood: Chaitanya Tamhane

ByDinesh Raheja
Jun 06, 2021 08:00 AM IST

How has this 33-year-old National-award winning filmmaker become the toast of the festival circuit? And, what’s his big problem with Bollywood?

Whilst confabbing about films recent and decent with actor Sharman Joshi, I recommended The Disciple (2020) to him. He exulted, “Yes, I have seen the film and found it not only meditative but also therapeutic. Chaitanya Tamhane [the director] is a very courageous man. His mastery over the craft is evident in his ability to hold the viewer with many small cinematic moments which when pieced together make for compelling viewing.”

Chaitanya says he has a tendency towards quiet films that are not very overt in nature
Chaitanya says he has a tendency towards quiet films that are not very overt in nature
Chaitanya says watching cinematic works of art was a transformational experience.
Chaitanya says watching cinematic works of art was a transformational experience.
He confesses that as a youngster, he wouldn’t watch Hollywood films as he couldn’t understand the accent
He confesses that as a youngster, he wouldn’t watch Hollywood films as he couldn’t understand the accent
(Clockwise from top) Stills from Six Strands, Court (inset) and The Disciple
(Clockwise from top) Stills from Six Strands, Court (inset) and The Disciple
Aditya Modak and Pooja Talreja on Chaitanya
Aditya Modak and Pooja Talreja on Chaitanya
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