Verdict: Film Critics have given Positive Reviews to The Disciple Movie Starring Aditya Modak, Arun Dravid, Sumitra Bhave, Deepika Bhide Bhagwat, Kiran Yadnyopavit.
The Disciple Reviews
Ratings: 7.55/10

Score: 94%
Reviews Counted: 34
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Director: Chaitanya Tamhane
Producer: Vivek Gomber
Writer: Chaitanya Tamhane
Genre: Drama, Music
Release Date: 30 April 2021

Rohan Naahar | Hindustan Times: - | 7/10
The Disciple is a demanding film, but one can't help but feel that it is another creative leap for a new master-in-the-making ... Full Review

Mihir Bhanage | Times of India: 4/5 | 8/10
The Disciple is a raag in itself- one that explores complexity of human emotions, but one that not everyone may necessarily like. Without saying a lot, it says a lot ... Full Review

Saibal Chatterjee | NDTV: 4/5 | 8/10
Delicately Crafted Drama Commands Absolute Attention. The Marathi film, executive produced by Alfonso Cuaron, tracks an arduous rites-of-passage journey in a manner that is instantly illuminating ... Full Review

FirstPost: 3.5/5 | 7/10
A moving ode to lives spent in pursuit of art. The Disciple is a worthy sophomore film that ups the expectations for where the filmmaker goes from there ... Full Review

Namrata Joshi | The Hindu: - | 7.5/10
A window into the inner conflicts plaguing an artist, shot artfully. Chaitanya Tamhane’s sophomore film makes for an immersive, poetic watch, brought to life by a terrific team of technicians and actors ... Full Review

Nick Allen | RogerEbert.com: 3.5/4 | 9/10
The Disciple is a great example of when filmmaking and acting styles complement each other, and it's that bond that feels to be a significant part of what makes Tamhane's film so special, so resonant ... Full Review

Monica Castillo | RogerEbert.com: - | 8/10
Director Chaitanya Tamhane immerses his viewers into Sharad's all-consuming world ... Full Review

Daniel Hart | Ready Steady Cut: 4/5 | 8/10
The Disciple is a true examination of a vocalist's internal struggle ... Full Review

David Walsh | World Socialist Web Site: - | 8/10
The final scene of Tamhane's new film ... is its strongest, a remarkable and complex concretization of India's past and present ... Full Review

Dustin Chang | Floating World: - | 8/10
Chaitanya Tamhane again, proves himself to be one of the brightest and most talented filmmakers working today ... Full Review

Scott Phillips | The Screen Scene: - | 7/10
Indian classical music may sound strange to an ear accustomed to American pop, rock and rap, but the emotions generated by The Disciple are familiar. A great foreign film taps into those universal things ... Full Review

Siddhant Adlakha | Collider: - | 7.5/10
Tamhane slowly and meticulously opens the floodgates between the spiritual and physical worlds as technology becomes more intrusive, allowing for a jarring (and at times necessary) cross-pollination of sights, sounds and ideas ... Full Review

Dwight Brown | National Newspaper Association: 3/4 | 8/10
Well shot, produced, written and directed. Chaitanya Tamhane sends a transcendental postcard from India filled with soothing music and enlightening insights as the old mixes with the new ... Full Review

Anna McKibbin | One Room With A View: 3/5 | 6/10
While it is sometimes too quiet, The Disciple is particularly effective when it locks the viewers in a bubble with Sharad and allows him moments to respond to the music ... Full Review

Shaun Munro | Flickering Myth: 3.5/5 | 7/10
If you're able to give yourself over to it, there's a quiet brutality to this tale of dogmatic obsession, shot and performed with simmering intensity as it is ... Full Review

Stephen Saito | Moveable Fest: - | 6/10
An absorbing character study ... Full Review

Michael Frank | AwardsWatch: - | 8/10
It's about acceptance of the direction of your life, and questioning of the years you worked to achieve the now-impossible. For Sharad, it's heart-shattering. For us, it's memory-inducing ... Full Review

Shikhar Verma | High on Films: 4/5 | 8/10
Tamhane's film is actually a multi-layered, multi-faceted character study that uses its strong sense of place to tell an essential tale about having to live with one's own mediocrity ... Full Review

Derek Smith | Slant Magazine: 3.5/4 | 9/10
Chaitanya Tamhane gives full dimension to the rich, complex, and sometimes contradictory nature of the relationship between disciple and guru ... Full Review

Andrew Parker | The Gate: - | 9/10
Exceptional slow burning character study that builds tension so carefully, one barely realizes the emotional journey they're being taken on ... Full Review

A.A. Dowd | AV Club: B+ | 7/10
Anyone who's ever devoted themselves fully to a craft, only to suspect that the rest of the world barely gives a shit, will relate to The Disciple ... Full Review

David Nusair | Reel Film Reviews: 2/4 | 5/10
A punishingly deliberate drama that is, for the most part, unable to wholeheartedly capture the viewer's interest ... Full Review

Zhuo-Ning Su | Awards Daily: - | 9/10
It's a stirring cinematic tribute to Indian classical music that gradually reveals an unexpected multitude of layers. ... Full Review

Eric Kohn | indieWire: A- | 9/10
"The Disciple" is more about the journey than the destination, with a conclusion that suggests the student never really becomes the teacher when the subject is his own life ... Full Review

James Mottram | South China Morning Post: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Featuring some beguiling interludes of Hindustani music, The Disciple is a challenging and complex tale of personal growth and self-realisation ... Full Review

Jay Weissberg | Variety: - | 7/10
The film's universality lies in the way it conveys the inner struggles of a musician aware he or she may never be good enough, just like an artist, dancer or writer plagued by fears of mediocrity ... Full Review

Xan Brooks | The Guardian: 3/5 | 6/10
I wish that I enjoyed The Disciple as much as I admired it ... Full Review

Wendy Ide | Screen International: - | 7/10
A study of the quiet downgrading of lofty aspirations and gradual clouding of purity of vision ... Full Review

Nandini Ramnath | Scroll: - | 5/10
Between excellence and ordinariness lies not the middle ground but a void that swallows up Sharad and sometimes the movie too ... Full Review

Financial Times: 4/5 | 8/10
The truth lies inward, The Disciple teaches us - and it often hurts ... Full Review

Deborah Young | The Hollywood Reporter: - | 6/10
A slow-moving race to reach the top ... Full Review

The Quint: 5/5 | 10/10
A Portrait of the Artist as a Masterpiece. The authenticity and balance with which the difficult, gruelling, internal and sometimes rewarding only after much hardship world of Hindustani classical music is depicted, is a labour of love ... Full Review

Arre: - | 8/10
The film immerses the viewer in the intoxicating world of Hindustani classical music with a razor-focused clarity, examining the interplay of the relationships between teacher and disciple, art and artist, and artist and audience ... Full Review

Mashable: 4.5/5 | 9/10
Chaitanya Tamhane's Masterpiece Is A Musical Meditation On Art And The Artist. The result is a musically charged character study that hits all the right notes ... Full Review