Presenting the official teaser 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.
Cast 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 – Vikrant Batra (HP Studios); Ajit Andhare (Viacom 18); Namrata Goyal (Filmstoc); Nandita Das (Nandita Das Initiatives) Co-Producer – Sandrine Brauer and Marie Masmonteil (En Compagnie Des Lamas); Magic If Films
Director – Nandita Das Writer – Nandita Das Script Consultant – Mir Ali Hussain, SaadiaToor 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