Manto | Official Trailer | 2018
Starring: Nawazuddin Siddiqui | Rasika Dugal | Tahir Raj Bhasin
Written and Directed by: Nandita Das
‘Bol ke lab azad hain’! This Independence Day let’s celebrate the freedom that Manto stood for.
Manto 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.
We Say: This is quite nicely done, a heart touching story of where one is meant to belong after a white man declared the boundaries – Go Watch especially with the folks.