Court keeps surprising me: Chaitanya Tamhane
From being a broke 24-year-old to directing a National-award-winning film that will represent India at the Oscars, life has come a full circle for Chaitanya Tamhane with his debut movie Court.
Tamhane, 28, says he never expected the Marathi film to have the kind of journey that it <g data-gr-id="15">has</g> but it was a story that he always believed in.
“I feel very fortunate and grateful for the way it has been received. We did not make the movie with that many expectations. We were not sure what will <g data-gr-id="19">happen</g> but we were surprised constantly. It is my debut film so it is a great feeling,” Chaitanya told a <g data-gr-id="18">media</g> person.
<g data-gr-id="16">Court</g> saw off competition from 29 other films including Killa, Baahubali, Haider and <g data-gr-id="21">Masaan</g> to be named as India’s official entry to the Oscars yesterday. The director says the announcement came as a surprise as they had kept their expectations low.