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Credited cast:
Sania Saeed ... Safiya / Beghum Manto
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shamoon Abbasi Shamoon Abbasi ... Talochan Singh
Danyal Adam Khan Danyal Adam Khan ... Hamid Jalal
Nadia Afghan Nadia Afghan
Hina Khawaja Bayat Hina Khawaja Bayat
Nimra Bucha Nimra Bucha
Mohammed Hanif Mohammed Hanif
Adnan Jaffar Adnan Jaffar
Mahira Khan ... Madaran
Irfan Khoosat Irfan Khoosat
Sarmad Sultan Khoosat Sarmad Sultan Khoosat ... Manto
Savera Nadeem Savera Nadeem
Saba Qamar ... Noor Jehan
Faysal Qureshi Faysal Qureshi
Afraz Rasool Afraz Rasool


A story of a 20th-century writer "Manto", who grew-up in the showbiz industry of Bombay (now Mumbai) and Lahore. It focuses the last seven years of writers life during which he wrote some of his most controversial stories, such as Thanda Gosht, Toba Tek Singh, Madari and Peshawar Se Lahore. For these Manto had to face charges of obscenity thrice. Written by Umair

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Release Date:

11 September 2015 (Pakistan) See more »

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A&B Entertainment See more »
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2.35 : 1
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It was actually a 23 episode series which was turned down by almost all the tv channels in Pakistan because of the bold content discussed in it. Then Sarmad and his team edited it and shaped it up into a movie See more »

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MANTO Zindabad
17 September 2015 | by MurtazzaSee all my reviews

The movie portrays suffering, struggling for survival and the uncongenial circumstances faced by the writer during the post partition seven years.

Manto's life has been depicted in such a way that will make you feel the real color of his life descent into a dark pit hole of the irony of fate. The film features with drama, reflection of love, empathy and tragedy replete in a callous fabric of reality from the bygone days. The plot revolves around Manto's most controversial fictional works that caused him faced allegations of propagating obscenity.

The Babar Javed presentation 'Manto' has been directed by the versatile artist Sarmad Sultan Khosat also playing the central role as Manto. The way he adopted and portrayed the character of Manto will surely make the viewers forget that it is merely a movie. The dialogs of the movie are taken from Manto's short stories such as Thanda Gosht, License, Madari, Hatak, Peshawar se Lahore and these lines will give the story such strength sufficient to make it a super hot movie.

The songs of the movie recorded in utmost gloom will give you realization of atrocity and guilt.

As far the cast of the movie, experience and talent will add icing on the cake as it includes: Sania Saeed (Manto's wife Safiya), Saba Qamar (Noor Jehan), Mahira Khan (Madaran), Shamoon Abbasi (Talchan Singh), Faisal Qureshi, Hina Khawaja Bayat, Nimra Bucha, Savera Nadeem, Adnan Jaffar, Nadia Afghan, Irfan Khoosat, Afraz Rasool, Yasra Rizvi, Tipu Sharif, Muhammad Hanif (Guest Appearance as writer).

On the whole, although the movie might not be containing all the features necessary for making the masses love it, the movie will definitely show the real face of contemporary society via the eyes of Manto.

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