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Mantostaan (2017)

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A DARK SATIRE ON INDIA PAKISTAN PARTITION IN 1947
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Credited cast:
Sonal Sehgal ... Kulwant Kaur
Shoib Shah Shoib Shah ... Ishar Singh
Aaditya Pratap Singh ... Aaditya (as Aditya Pratap Singh)
Raghuvir Yadav ... Sirajuddin
Virendra Saxena ... Milan Sahab (as Veerendra Saxena)
Raina Bassnet Raina Bassnet ... Sugra
Sakshi Bhat Sakshi Bhat ... Sakina
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rahat Kazmi ... Rabi Nawaz
Arif Khan Arif Khan ... Pakistan armed
Tariq Khan Tariq Khan ... Ram Singh
Kaseem Mirza Kaseem Mirza ... Rapist
Shoib Nikash Shah Shoib Nikash Shah ... Ishar singh
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MANTOSTAAN is a dark satire based on four burning and the most controversial short stories (Khol DO, Thanda Ghosht, Assignment and Aakhri Salute) of Legendary Urdu writer Saadat Hassan Manto. Stories are set in 1947 India-Pakistan partition time throwing a spotlight on the most inhuman side of human beings. Manto's Characters take you to a very dark satirical world where his characters grab your breath by portraying darkness yet innocence, gritty yet humorous at parts... MANTOSTAAN talks about the sufferings of common people and how the most beautiful creature called human being turns into the ugliest. Written by Javid Banday

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effort needs to be encouraged
6 May 2019 | by beevenkatSee all my reviews

#Mantostaan is an experimental movie, based on four short stories by Saadat Manto. All stories run parallel n all of them highlight the horrors of partition. There's a Muslim father searching for his daughter. There's another Muslim father who is paralyzed, but still optimistic. There are two childhood friends who get separated. There is a sardarji couple where the lady feels betrayed by her lover. The end product is not as impactful as desired, maybe because director Kazmi is not so experienced. But the effort needs to be encouraged. Rating 3/5.


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