Screening of film on M F Husain cancelled in Pune International Film Festival

Pausha Krushna Chaturdashi, Kaliyug Varsha 5113


Success : Screening of film on M F Husain cancelled in Pune International Film Festival

January 22, 2012

Pausha Krushna Chaturdashi, Kaliyug Varsha 5113

Hindus should pay gratitude at the feet of Srikrushna for this success !

Pune (Maharashtra) : Objection was raised by Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) to screen the short film during the tenth international film festival as it glorified anti-Hindu and anti-national painter M F Husain. Owing to the objection, the show of the film has been cancelled.

A representation was submitted to the organizers of the film festival by HJS and other pro-Hindu organizations demanding that the film on M F Husain, who has hurt religious sentiments of Hindus by drawing denigrating pictures of Deities, should not be shown in the film festival. Mr. Shivaji Vatkar, the coordinator of HJS for Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts had called up Mr. Jabbar Patel, the chief organizer of the film festival and demanded that the controversial film should not be shown and after discussion with him, Mr. Patel had assured Mr. Vatkar that the film would not be screened. The international film festival held at Pune was concluded on 19th January and the public relation personnel of the film festival informed that film glorifying M F Husain was not shown in the festival.

Source : Dainik Sanatan Prabhat

Film glorifying M F Husain to be withdrawn from Pune International Film Festival- Assurance given by organizers of the festival

January 12, 2012

Paush Krushna Trutiya, Kaliyug Varsha 5113

Pune (Maharashtra) : Tenth international film festival will be starting from 12th January at Pune. Pro-Hindu activists gave memorandum to Mr. Santosh Unechha, the organizer of the festival demanding withdrawal of the film titled ‘Through the eyes of Painter’ for glorifying anti-Hindu painter M F Husain.

Mr. Shivaji Vatkar, the district coordinator of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) for Mumbai, Thane and Raigad called up Mr. Jabbar Patel, the chief organizer and made a demand to cancel the show of the above film. After discussions, Mr. Patel promised Mr. Vatkar that the film would not be shown. HJS got the information that 240 films were going to be screened in the festival and one of them was the film on Husain to pay homage to him, who had drawn obscene and nude pictures of Hindu Deities. A representation was, therefore, submitted by HJS along with other pro-Hindu organizations to Mr. Unechha, the organizer to cancel the film on Husain for drawing pictures hurting religious sentiments of Hindus. Mr. Vidyadhar Nargolkar of Dwatantryaveer Savarkar Smruti Pratishthan, Mr. Milind Ekbote of Samasta Hindu Aghadi, Mr. S. Bodave of Abhinav Nirman Pratishthan, Mr. Sunil Ghanavat and Vilas Gaikwad of HJS etc. were present on the occasion.

Source : Dainik Sanatan Prabhat

Protest : Pune International Film Festival to pay tribute to M F Husain

January 10, 2012

Poush Krushna Pratipada, Kaliyug Varsha 5113

Appeal to devout Hindus

Government of Maharashtra and Pune Film Foundation is going to organise Pune International Film Festival (PIFF) at Pune from 12rd January to 19rd January 2012. As per the list of movies to be screened at PIFF, they are going to screen a documentary directed by Anti-Hindu painter M F Husain in 1967 to pay homage to M F Husain, who passed away in June 2011 at London. M F Husain had drawn nude paintings of Hindu Deities and Bharat Mata and hurt religious and patriotic sentiments of billions of Hindus and Indians. Now, it is the duty of all devout Hindus and patriotic Indians to protest lawfully against PIFF organisers and demand cancellation of documentary being screened as part of homage to Anti-Hindu and Anti-National painter M F Husain; because he does not deserve such respect.

Official website of PIFF :

The schedule of PIFF in which M F Husain’s program is included :

Devout Hindus and Patriotic Indians are protesting lawfully on following Contact details :

  Pune International Film Festival

 Mailing Address
 Dr. Jabbar Patel, Director
 Pune International Film Festival
 Marathon Bhavan, near Mitra Mandal Colony,
 Opp: Parvati Post-Office, Parvati,
 Maharashtra, Pune- 411 009
 Tel: +91 20 24424545/ 6
 Fax: +91 20 24428788
 Email: [email protected]

 Festival Office
 Mr. Santosh Unecha, Associate Director

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