Director Nandita Das well known for making films on some unconventional subjects is coming up with her movie 'Manto'. Versatile actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is main lead in the film. Teaser of the movie came out this Saturday as director of the film Nandita shared it on social media.
Manto is all set to unveil its story at its world premiere in Cannes Film Festival on May 13th. It is based on 1940s post-Independence period of India where Nawazuddin will be playing the role of the writer "Saadat Hasan Manto".
The teaser showcases the ups and downs of Manto's life. Saadat Hasan Manto has been influencing students since many years. In an interview, Nawazuddin Siddiqui said: "Manto is a personality that anyone who wants to tell and hear the truth can relate to."
Famous Urdu writer "Manto" was criticized for writing stories for having inappropriate content. The writer fought a legal battle in order to defend his 'right to write'. Set in the 1940's era, the teaser itself gives a glimpse of Nawazuddin's character in the movie. Various phases of Manto's life can be seen in the film like getting stuck in legal issues for his stories, facing family disputes and emerging out as a fearless writer.
For Manto, there was nothing wrong with his writing but the society considered them as obscene and unacceptable. Nawazuddin shared a poster of 'Manto' which says "Saadat Hasan Manto- He believed in the truth, he dared to speak it."
Known for his commendable acting skills Nawazuddin playing an Urdu writer could impress an audience with his performance in this movie. Rasika Duggal is playing the wife of Nawazuddin and actor Tahir Raj Bhasin is playing 'Shyam Chaddha' the famous superstar of Bollywood from 40's.