Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui unveils the motion poster of much-awaited drama based on famous Indo-Pakistani author, writer Saadat Hasan Manto.
The actor Nawaz shared the poster on his social media account. He wrote, “The world wrote about him. He wrote what the world couldn’t. Teaser out today! #Manto @Mantofilm @Viacom18Movies @HP @nanditadas #Filmstoc @MagicIfFilms @RasikaDugal @TahirRajBhasin @Javedakhtarjadu @gurdasmaan @jatishvarma @SameerDixxit @ShamasSiddiqui”
The teaser of the film will be out today!
The film follows the most tumultuous four years in the life of Manto and that of the two countries he inhabits – India and Pakistan. He was one of the greatest short story writers of his generation, and certainly the best-known and most controversial one from South Asia.
His short stories set during the devastating partition of the Indian subcontinent were his defining works. These irreverent, unflinching but deeply humane stories, earned him the wrath of the colonial British government and later of independent Pakistan.
The stories were deemed obscene by the courts and he spent his last years fighting legal battles to defend his right to write. Today, his work is seen by both scholars and the reading public as one of the most authentic and independent accounts of the human tragedy of those years.
Manto is written and directed by Nandita Das. The film stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Rasika Dugal, Feryna Wazheir, Rajshri Deshpande and Purab Kohli.
Das even made a short film titled In Defence of Freedom, also starring Nawazuddin in the main role, and was released on YouTube, it was made as a prelude to the feature film.