PNCA to observe Sadequain’s 36th death anniversary today


In remembrance of legendary artist Sadeqauin, the Visual Arts Division of Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) will hold an exhibition of Sadequain’s work and a documentary screening here today ( Friday).

The “Raaz-e-Fun” documentary will be screened in collaboration with Sadequain Foundation USA to commemorate 36th death anniversary of a legendary artist.

The show is to pay tribute to the life and artworks of Sadequain. The paintings on display are from National Art Gallery’s permanent collection. The artist during his lifetime gifted more than 100 artworks to the PNCA.

Sadequain has been the subject of numerous documentaries in the past by institutions such as PTV’s 13-episode serial titled Mojiza-e-Fun, PNCA, and others, but Raaz-e-Fun surpasses all its predecessors in its tone and tenor.

The 30-minute Film is written, narrated, and directed by acclaimed award-winning writer and director Waseem Amrohavi.

He takes the viewer on a blissful odyssey traversing Sadequain’s initial forays into calligraphy and poetry at a young age, then later in life focusing on painting and his meteoric rise on the world stage. The Film highlights the fact that even before the advent of social media, computer or even the television, Sadequain’s talent was recognized on all five continents.