After making several memorable and multiple awarded films, one of the most intriguing experimental film makers of the Subcontinent depicts in a very delicate manner the spirit of the art of a great miniature painter Nainsukh. Inspired by the amazing work of the 18th century Indian painter from a small hill state and his biography, the story evolves around the master’s passions and devotions. After leaving his father's workshop Nainsukh becomes an official court artist of the Rajput Princes of Jasrota. Recreated images of the artist's miniatures depicting the daily life at the splendid palace perfectly merge with the gorgeous landscapes of the locations in Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh where the artist also lived. The meditative spirit of the film is deeply rooted into the Indian tradition and philosophy. The actors are locals, while Nainsukh is played by Manish Soni, himself a renowned miniature painter.

Filmmaker
Amit Dutta
Country
India, Switzerland
Year
2010
Medium
HDcam
Length
75’
Language
Hindi, Punjabi (Panjabi)
Producer
Eberhard Fischer
Production Company
Rietberg Museum
Sales
Rietberg Museum
Writer
Eberhard Fischer, Amit Dutta, Ayswarya Sankaranarayanan
Cinematography
Mrinal Desai
Editor
Eberhard Fischer, Amit Dutta
Production Design
Eberhard Fischer, Manish Soni
Sound Design
Ajit Singh Rathor
Cast
Manish Soni, Nitin Goel