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(U/A) (2018)


Audience Review

109 Ratings

Release Date

21 Sep 2018

Manto Story

Manto is a Bollywood drama, which has been written and directed by Nandita Das. The movie star Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the titular role.

Manto is based on the life of Indo-Pakistani author & writer Saadat Hasan Manto. The movie has its cinematography by Kartik Vijay.

Story In Detail:

The film opens with Manto's short story, 'Dus Rupay Ka Note' before bringing us face-to-face with the man himself. Set in the 1940s, we meet Manto (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) as the voice of the voiceless who translates the seething anger and darkness of the human psyche into words on paper.

From a celebrated writer in Bombay to his frailing version who hits the bottle on moving to Lahore post-independence when he finds his wings of 'freedom of creative expression' clipped with his writings being accused of 'sensationalism.' Manto beautifully weaves together the author's controversial works like Dus Rupay Ka Note', 'Khol Do', 'Thanda Gosht' and 'Toba Tek Singh' with his real-life story.

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