Before 2014, Chaitanya Tamhane was just another aspiring filmmaker. And then came Court, which not only made the ‘best-of-the-year’ lists but even the ‘best of-the-decade’ ones. After winning two awards at the Venice Film Festival, including best film in the Orizzonti section, Court became that rare directorial debut to win the nation’s highest cinematic honour: the National Award for Best Film. Tamhane was 27 at that time.
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August 17, 2020