Manto

The a of a villain

Looks like Nawazuddin Siddiqui is not a fan of OTT shows. The Serious Men actor had said in the past that OTT has become a ‘dumping ground’ for redundant content.

published on : 28th April 2022

When Memories Play Hide and Seek  

The International Booker Prize longlisted novel talks about love, friendship, and the partition  

published on : 10th April 2022

Manto review: Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays Manto's suppressed rage, melancholy to perfection

When Manto leaves for Lahore, the film and the protagonist falls into a melancholic meditative mood mourning the passing of an era when the country and its people were split into two messy halves.

published on : 20th September 2018

Manto was not the womaniser I thought he was: Rasika Dugal

The 33-year-old actor will be seen opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Manto as Safia — Saadat Hasan’s supportive, shy wife credited for reining him in.

published on : 19th September 2018

We have not learnt anything from Partition: Nandita Das

Asked why artistes keep revisiting the Partition, Nandita said, "Why we have not forgotten and probably why we should not forget Partition is because we haven't learnt anything from it."

published on : 19th September 2018

I didn’t choose Manto, Manto chose me: Nandita Das

Nandita gets candid about her Manto journey, and shares what went into the making of this film.

published on : 14th September 2018

Rishi Kapoor, Javed Akhtar didn't charge a penny for 'Manto'

Celebrities like Ranvir Shorey, Divya Dutta, Purab Kohli, Rajshri Deshpande and Swanand Kirkire also worked for free for the film.

published on : 29th August 2018

Saadat Hasan Manto comes to vivid life in Nandita Das' film trailer

Here is Manto revived by an actor and a director who get to the centre of Manto's universe by exploring the ambience that fostered his creative juices while constantly trying to stem its flow.

published on : 16th August 2018

Cannes tunes into Manto's world and anguished voice

"Manto", an Indo-French co-production got off the ground a couple of years ago in Cannes, where Das and lead actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui announced their collaboration.

published on : 14th May 2018

Sparks fly in Nandita Das' well cut 'Manto' trailer

'Manto' is a film that will transport us into the emotional turbulence and intellectual uncertainties of the time when India was severed into two clumsy halves.

published on : 13th May 2018

Barred directors, banned film and Manto: Cannes's 'freedom' theme is set

Sections of the Indian contingent at the 71st Cannes Film Festival are keenly awaiting the world premiere of the only title from the subcontinent in the official selection- Nandita Das' "Manto".

published on : 10th May 2018

Salman Khurshid's answer on communal riots during Congress regime not satisfactory, says AMU student Mohammad Amir Mintoee

Mohammad Amir Mintoee, an ex-student of Aligarh Muslim University, tried to put senior Congress leader Salman Khursheed on the mat during an event on campus last Sunday.

published on : 24th April 2018

No acting technique helped me play Manto, says Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Directed by Nandita Das, "Manto" primarily focuses on the writer's years in Mumbai, a city he loved and mourned being separated from.​

published on : 14th April 2018

Cannes Lineup includes films by Spike Lee, Jean-Luc Godard and Nandita Das

Das' "Manto", starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui as celebrated short story writer Saadat Hasan Manto, is among the 15 films shortlisted in the Cannes sub section Un Certain Regard.

published on : 12th April 2018

Nandita Das's 'Manto' in Cannes Un Certain Regard segment 

Manto, best known for his stories on Partition, was born on May 11, 1912 and migrated to Pakistan after 1947 and died at the age of 55 on January 18, 1955.

published on : 12th April 2018