In the middle of the 18th century, an extraordinary master painter Nainsukh from the Himalayan foothills of Guler sets out on a journey to meet his patron in the small hill-state of Jasrota. He finds his match in the eccentric employ of Balwant Singh, the only testimony of which were to remain the painter’s intimately observant portraits of his employer.
Experimental filmmaker and screenwriter born in Jammu, India in 1977. He studied at the Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune and rose to international acclaim with his short film ‘To Be Continued’ (2007), which won awards including the FIPRESCI Prize at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. His first feature film, ‘The Man’s Woman and Other Stories’ (2009), won the Jury’s Special Mention Prize in Venice. He has made more than 40 films and published six books. His works , selected at festivals such as Berlin, Rotterdam, Venice, Rome, Bombay, Vienna and Jeonju, range from literary adaptations, fiction, documentation, video-diary and animation, often blurring genres in an attempt to engage directly with the subjects.