Bol Ke lab azaad hai! This Independence Day let’s celebrate the freedom that Manto stood for.
Presenting the official trailer of Manto starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, directed by Nandita Das.
Manto the film follows the most tumultuous four years in the life of Manto and that of the two countries he inhabits – India and Pakistan. In Bombay’s seedy-shiny film world, Manto and his stories are widely read and accepted. But as sectarian violence engulfs the nation, Manto makes the difficult choice of leaving his beloved Bombay. In Lahore, he finds himself bereft of friends and unable to find takers for his writings. His increasing alcoholism leads him into a downward spiral. Through all of this, he continues to write prolifically, without dilution. This is the tale of two emerging nations, two faltering cities, and one man who tries to make sense of it all.
Saadat Hasan Manto – Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Safia – Rasika Dugal
Shyam – Tahir Bhasin
Abid Ali Abid – Javed Akhtar
Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi – Chandan Roy Sanyal
Bishan Singh – Vinod Nagpal
Film Producer – Rishi Kapoor
Hamid – Inammulhaq
Ishar Singh – Ranvir Shorey
Ismat Chughtai – Rajashri Deshpande
Jaddanbai – Ila Arun
Kulwant Kaur – Divya Dutta
Pimp – Paresh Rawal
Prostitute – Tillotama Shome
Shaad Amritsari – Shashank
Arora Sirajuddin – GurdasMaan
Crew Producer – HP Studios, Viacom18 Motion Pictures, FilmStoc, & Nandita Das Initiatives Co-Producer – En Compagnie Des Lamas; Magic If Films Director – Nandita Das Writer – Nandita Das Script Consultant – Mir Ali Hussain, Saadia Toor Director of Photography – Kartik Vijay Editor – Sreekar Prasad Production Designer – Rita Ghosh Costume Designer – Sheetal Iqbal Sharma Sound Designer – Resul Pookutty Background Score – Zakir Hussain Music – Sneha Khanwalkar Hair and Make-up – Shrikant Desai VFX – Prana Studios Executive Producer – Sanjeev Kumar Nair Line Producer – Nishith Dadhich; Prashanth Kumar Creative Producer – Nirang Desai Director’s Assistant – Riya Agarwal; Shraddha Khanna 1st AD – Purnendu C. Paanda 2nd AD – Hitesh Singhal; Jashvender Chauhan Continuity Supervisor – Tara Bhatnagar Camera Assistant – Tarun Kumar Rakeshiya; Ramakrishna Bellam Focus Puller – Akbar Ali Shaikh On Location Sound Mixer – Abhishek Tripathy Assistant Editor – Tejeshwar Dhillon Consulting Editor – Marion Monnier VFX Supervisor – Sunil Kamath VFX Producer – Hemal Damani VFX Executive Producer – Anish Mulani Costume Assistant – Varsha Harlalka; Ketaki Rane Still Photography & Making Of – Aditya Varma