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The Disciple: Alfonso Cuaron to Executive Produce Chaitanya Tamhane’s Marathi Movie; It Will Represent India in 77th Venice Film Fest

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Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron has come aboard as an executive producer on filmmaker Chaitanya Tamhane’s movie “The Disciple”. The Marathi feature is set to represent India at the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival. It will be screened in the Competition section of the prestigious film gala. The movie, which is Tamhane’s follow-up to his National Award-winning feature “Court”, has also been selected for 2020 Toronto International Film Festival’s official line-up. Gowtam Tinnanuri’s Nani Starrer Jersey To Be Screened At International Indian Toronto Film Festival 2020

“I met Chaitanya through a mentorship program where I had the opportunity to watch his very superb debut film, ‘Court’. I was immediately impressed by his sense of cinema and fearless confidence to tell stories. “He was part of most of Roma’s process and I jumped to the opportunity to be part of the process of his second film ‘The Disciple’. I believe Chaitanya is one of the most important new voices of contemporary cinema,” Cuaron said in a statement.

Tamhane said he is honoured to have Cuaron aboard the film. Ayushmann Khurrana’s Bala to Be Screened at Toronto’s Lavazza Drive-In Film Festival

“It’s a bit surreal and an incredible honour for me to have one of the most recognised and acclaimed filmmakers in the world be part of ‘The Disciple’. In some ways, this validation from Alfonso Cuaron is even more,” he added. “The Disciple”, a 127-minute long feature, stars Aditya Modak, Arun Dravid, Sumitra Bhave, and Kiran Yadnyopavit. It has been produced by “Sir” actor Vivek Gomber through his Zoo Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.

“The Disciple” marks Tamhane’s return to Venice after he won the Best Film – Orizzonti and Lion of the Future award for “Court” in 2014. “Court”, a poignant commentary on India’s judicial system, also won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in 2015 and was India’s official entry for the Best Foreign Film at the 2016 Oscars. Endeavor Content will sell North American rights and New Europe Film Sales boards the film as international sales agent.

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Indian 2: Kamal Haasan, Shankar Give 1 Crore Each to Families of Crew Members Who Tragically Died in the Crane Accident On Set

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In an unfortunate incident, an accident claimed the lives of three technicians on the set of director Shankar’s Indian 2 in February. The unfortunate incident left everyone saddened and the film’s lead star Kamal Haasan as well as the film’s production house condoled the incident and had promised financial aid for the families of those injured and died due to the accident. Now, the producers of the film, director Shankar and actor Kamal Haasan issued check to the families who were affected due to the accident. The film’s director, actor and producer came forward to 1 cr each to the families of four who lost their lives in the crane accident. Indian 2 Shooting Accident: 3 Die After Crane Crashes At Movie Sets; Kamal Hassan Escapes Unhurt.

For the uninitiated, the deceased were identified as Krishna and Madhu, who were assistant directors in director Shankar’s team, and also Chandran from the catering team. The freak accident happened as a crane with heavy-duty light came crashing down. Haasan was captured along with director Shankar and Lyca Productions’ heads as they recently handed over financial aid to the families of the deceased.

Kamal Haasan, Shankar Provide Financial Aid to Families of Deceased in the Crane Accident:

Taking to Twitter after the news of the accident was reported on February 26, director Shankar had tweeted saying, “It is with utmost grief, I’m tweeting. Since the tragic incident, I’ve been in a state of shock & having sleepless nights on the loss of my AD & crew. Having missed the crane by a whisker,I feel it would’ve been better if it was on me. Heartfelt condolences & prayers to the families.”Indian 2 Crane Accident: Fans Of Kamal Haasan Are Heartbroken After 3 Technicians Die On The Set – Read Tweets.

Reacting to the accident in February, Haasan had spoken about the compensation being a means to help the families monetarily and could in no way recover the loss that they had incurred. He was quoted saying, “This is not a compensation for what we have lost, its just a first-aid for the families. The permanent solution is to prevent such accidents.”

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Aug 06, 2020 07:29 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).

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