Synopsis

MANTO throws light on the four decisive years of the life of Saadat Hasan Manto (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), a rebellious writer. The story begins in 1946 in Bombay, India. Manto is a non-practicing Muslim but has his apprehensions when the communal riots break out at a time when the country is

MANTO throws light on the four decisive years of the life of Saadat Hasan Manto (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), a rebellious writer. The story begins in 1946 in Bombay, India. Manto is a non-practicing Muslim but has his apprehensions when the communal riots break out at a time when the country is at the cusp of freedom. He is married to Safia (Rasika Dugal) and he earns his living by writing for films. His close friends are fellow liberal writer Ismat Chugtai (Rajshri Deshpande) and film actor Shyam Chadda (Tahir Raj Bhasin). Meanwhile, India gains Independence on August 15, 1947. Saifa goes to Lahore to attend her sister’s wedding. Manto meets Shyam’s family who have run from Rawalpindi to India and have lost a family member while escaping. Shyam, in a fit of rage, expresses his hatred for Muslims and even tells Manto that he could have killed him too. A distraught Manto decides to leave India permanently and settle in Lahore. There, he is slapped with obscenity charges over his story ‘Thanda Gosht’. What happens next forms the rest of the film.

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui wins Best Performance by an Actor award for Manto at 12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards

It was Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s conviction in the script of Manto that he agreed to portray the life…
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Nandita Das takes Manto to youngsters in Oxford, shows the film to Malala

The youngest winner of the Nobel peace prize Malala Yousoufzai saw Nandita Das’s bio-pic…
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Nandita Das’s Manto opens Singapore South Asian International Film Festival 2018

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Box Office: Tuesday updates – Batti Gul Meter Chalu, Stree, Manmarziyaan, Manto

Batti Gul Meter Chalu is collecting low numbers at the Box Office and would ultimately emerge as a…
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Box Office: Batti Gul Meter Chalu collects only Rs. 23.26 crore over the weekend, Stree stands at Rs. 119.09 crore

Batti Gul Meter Chalu couldn’t really take any strides at the Box Office as the film just couldn’t…
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BLOCKBUSTER Manto quiz with Nawazuddin Siddiqui & Nandita Das

BLOCKBUSTER Manto quiz with Nawazuddin Siddiqui & Nandita Das
Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Nandita Das in an exclusive interview with Bollywood hungama play a Manto…
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Celebs SPOTTED at special screening of Manto | Rekha | Shaan | Nandita Das

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Celebs grace the screening of Manto

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