Chaitanya Tamhane

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Chaitanya Tamhane
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Tamhane at the trailer launch of Court, 2015
Born (1987-03-01) 1 March 1987 (age 32)
OccupationWriter, Producer, Director

Chaitanya Tamhane (born 1 March 1987) is an Indian filmmaker, known for the 2014 Marathi courtroom drama Court. It was announced as India's official submission for the 88th Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category.[1][2] The film examines the Indian legal system through the trial of an aging folk singer in a lower court in Mumbai.

Court is Tamhane's directorial debut for a feature length film. His previous work includes the short film Six Strands, of which he was also the writer and director, as well as producer. For Court, Tamhane was nominated for best screenwriter at the 9th Asian Film Awards and won best director at the 16th Mumbai Film Festival,[3] among many other awards and honors.

In 2018, Tamhane served as the creative producer for the Kannada film Balekempa.[4]



  1. ^ "Court is India's official entry for Oscars". Indian Express. 23 September 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  2. ^ Bhushan, Nyay (24 September 2015). "Oscars: India Selects 'Court' For Foreign-Language Category". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  3. ^ Bhushan, Nyay. India's Court wins at Mumbai Film Festival. Published 21 October 2014. Retrieved on 17 February 2015.
  4. ^ Sibal, Prachi (15 February 2018). "Mandya to Rotterdam". India Today. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  5. ^ "'Court' gets triple win at Buenos Aires film fest". Indian Express. Indo-Asian News Service. 27 April 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2015.