Chaitanya Tamhane’s debut directorial venture Court has been the toast of the International film festival circuit with winning more than 17 awards. The film will have a theatrical release on April 17 in India. Court has set the record of winning most international awards for any Indian film.
Court was the first Indian film to win Best Film Award in MAMI film festival. The film also won Best Director in the same festival. Apart from that Court has claimed many other prestigious awards in Venice, Vinenna, Hong Kong, Moscow, Antalia, Singaopore, Molodist, Autier, Minsk, Kerala, Pune and Mexico film festivals.
The realistic film depicts the court procedure for a trial of an aging folk singer. He has been charged for an abutment of suicide by his inflammatory songs. The film uses Marathi, Hindi, English and Gujarati dialogues for maximum impact. Though the film does not have any known star-cast, yet it has created a buzz among audience due to its unusual way of story-telling.
The film has been produced by Zoo Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. Director of the photography is Mrunal Desai and edited by Rikhav Desai. The film stars Veera Sathidar, Vivek Gomber, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Pradeep Joshi, Usha Bane, Shirish Pawar. The role of a filk singer has been portrayed by Shaheer Sambhaji Bhagat.
The film releases on 17 April in Maharashtra and some parts of India.