Many of us might not know that who is Saadat Hasan Manto. An Indo-Pakistani writer, playwright and author by profession is considered among the greatest writers of short stories in South Asian history. Now Nawazzuddin Sidiqqui has taken upon himself of giving this great author an identity.
Nawazuddin lends his face for a new identity — from the dishevelled hair to the lines on his face, Nawaz is Manto. But it’s his prominent eyes that take you by surprise. The floating calligraphy on poster only adds intensity to the new look.
Makers shared the first look and wrote, “If you cannot bear these stories, it is because we live in unbearable times” – #Manto #Cannes2017 #Cannes70 #Film #Movies.” Director Nandita Das also shared some moments from behind-the-camera on her Facebook page. And once again, Nawaz doesn’t fail to impress you. The film also stars Rasika Dugal as Manto’s wife Safiya.
— Manto (@MantoSpeaks) May 22, 2017
Nandita Das, the director said that “I first read Manto’s stories when I was in college and was fascinated by how truthful and edgy the stories were, and how contemporary they were.I wanted to make a film on his life and his work. He believed having the courage to speak the truth was important. In his writing, he addressed free speech and women’s issues. He was also a feminist. Everything he says is extremely contemporary and addresses issues of today”
The film is a biographical account of writer Saadat Hasan Manto’s life and is set in 1940s India. He is often considered as one of the greatest writers of short stories in South Asian history.
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