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The film is a biographical account of writer Saadat Hasan Manto's life and is set in 1940s India.

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Nandita Das

Writer:

Nandita Das
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Nandita Das on the Importance of 'Manto' Today

At Cannes, Manto director Nandita Das and actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui talk about bringing Saadat Hasan Manto's story alive. The movie releases across theaters in India this Sept. 21.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Nawazuddin Siddiqui ... Saadat Hasan Manto
Rasika Dugal ... Safia
Tahir Raj Bhasin ... Sunder Shyam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Javed Akhtar ... Abid Ali Abid
Shashank Arora ... Shad Amritsari
Ila Arun ... Jaddan bai
Abhinay Banker Abhinay Banker ... Shoe Shop Keeper
Ashwath Bhatt Ashwath Bhatt ... Procecutor Qasimi
Rajshri Deshpande ... Ismat Chughtai
Raghav Dutt Raghav Dutt ... Naushad
Divya Dutta ... Kulwant Kaur
Danish Husain Danish Husain ... Asad Zaidi
Inaamulhaq Inaamulhaq ... Hamid
Rishi Kapoor ... Film Producer
Purab Kohli ... Manto's friend
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Storyline

The film follows the most tumultuous four years in the life of Manto and that of the two countries he inhabits - India and Pakistan. In Bombay's seedy-shiny film world, Manto and his stories are widely read and accepted. But as sectarian violence engulfs the nation, Manto makes the difficult choice of leaving his beloved Bombay. In Lahore, he finds himself bereft of friends and unable to find takers for his writings. His increasing alcoholism leads him into a downward spiral. Through all of this, he continues to write prolifically, without dilution. This is the tale of two emerging nations, two faltering cities, and one man who tries to make sense of it all.

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Official Sites:

ArtsGuild [Canada]

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

21 September 2018 (India) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Biopic of Indo-Pakistani, Urdu author, writer Saadat Hasan Manto. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Raftaar & Nawazuddin Siddiqui: Mantoiyat (2018) See more »

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Thought provoking
23 September 2018 | by antaisurraSee all my reviews

The movie is so string tied with beautiful acting of all the actors, that you tend to ask for another showtime. I wished the movie didn't end on 112 minutes, but effortless. What a direction and screenplay, mind-boggling experience, like said by the director in her interviews, I brought some Mantoniyat with me.


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