Nawazuddin Siddiqui outdoes himself as Saadat Hasan Manto

The teaser of Manto is out and Nawazuddin Siddiqui as celebrated writer Saadat Hasan Manto holds your attention in the over one minute long promo.

 

From what we can gather from the teaser, Nawazuddin seems like a good choice to play Manto whose writings have. influenced students for generations and continue to be relevant in this day and age. Written and directed by Nandita Das, Manto also stars Paresh Rawal, Rishi Kapoor, Rasika Dugal and Tahir Raj Bhasin.

“Jab ghulam thay toh azaadi kay khwaab dekhtay thay, aur ab azaad hain toh kaunsay khwaab dekain gay?” is a very powerful question which lingers long after the teaser ends.

Manto premiered at Cannes yesterday to a full house. The film based on the life of writer Saadat Manto will be competing in the Un Certain Regard category along with 20 other films.

Manto’s release date has not yet been announced.