International Film Festival of India Pays Homage to M.F. Husain
‘Through The Eyes of A Painter’ showcased at the 42nd International Film Festival of India was directed by M.F. Husain (1915-2011). Maqbool Fida Husain has been widely regarded as the “Picasso of India”. A self-taught artist, Husain started painting cinema hoardings in Mumbai early in his life. He influenced a whole generation of artists in the country. One of the most celebrated and internationally recognized Indian artists of the 20th century, M F Husain also received recognition as a printmaker, photographer and filmmaker. ‘Through the Eyes of A Painter’ was shot by the artist during his journey through Rajasthan and captures various places very much known to him. The heart of this film is its music, which was composed by Elchuri Vijaya Raghava Rao, a renowned flute maestro.