Manto (2018)

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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 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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7 December 2018 | Amyth47
| Peering through a time portal back to 1940's India-Pakistan.
My Rating : 8/10

'Manto' as a film transports you to a different world completely. It gives you a sense of the zeitgest of a 1940's recently-partitioned India and Pakistan and the strong religious sentiments of the people at the time. Saadat Hasan Manto was a Pakistani writer, playwright and author and someone who through his writings wanted to give a different perspective.

Nandita Das' direction reminds me of the likes of Guru Dutt and Satyajit Ray. 'Manto' is exquisite, poetic and an intimate character study.

Upar di gur gur di annexe di bedhiyana di moong di daal of di Pakistan and Hindustan of di...Manto.


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Release Date:

21 September 2018


Hindi, Urdu

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