Bol ke lab azaad hai! Manto trailer unveiled!
The makers of Manto have unveiled the much awaited trailer which takes us through the journey of Saadat Hasan Manto and his brilliant work.
It’s a tale of two emerging nations, two faltering cities, and one man who tries to make sense of it all.
Sharing the trailer, Nawazuddin tweeted,
Bol ke lab azaad hai! This Independence Day, let’s celebrate the freedom that #Manto stood for. https://t.co/L5yYocUoct@mantofilm @HP #FilmStoc @Viacom18Movies @nanditadas @RasikaDugal @TahirRajBhasin @gurdasmaan @Javedakhtarjadu @SirPareshRawal @chintskap @MagicIfFilms
— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) August 14, 2018
Directed by Nandita Das, the film is based on author and playwright Saadat Hassan Manto, with acclaimed Nawazuddin Siddiqui essaying the role of the writer.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s acting is powerful, as always and the plot keeps us engaged.
— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) August 9, 2018
Rasika Dugal plays his wife Safia, also stars in a pivotal role in the film.
Siddiqui effortlessly draws the perfect line as a revolt writer who never shies away from speaking the truth, be it to his family or society, his uncensored attitude towards everything happening in front of his eyes while struggling to provide a sustainable living for his loved ones.
It depicts the post-Independence era when the newborn country is struggling with poverty and corruption.
It’s evident through the teaser that Nawazuddin sinks into the character with pure class and commitment.
Manto’s stories such as Toba Tek Singh, Kali Salwar and Khol Do depict the psychological impact the Partition had on the people caught in the middle of the brutal divide of the nation.
मैं लिखता हूँ क्यूँकि मुझे बोलना है… pic.twitter.com/5Wp6YU2VxE
— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) August 7, 2018
The trailer also highlights the court case against Manto that was filed for his short story “Thanda Ghost”
The film also features Abid Ali Abid as lyricist Javed Akhtar and Chandan Roy Sanyal as Manto’s close friend Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi.
Rishi Kapoor has a small role of a film producer and Rajashri Deshpande plays Ismat Chughtai. Jaddanbai is being played by Ila Arun while Tillotama Shome essays the role of a prostitute.
Manto is co-produced by HP Studios, Filmstoc and Viacom18 Motion Pictures. It releases on September 21 and we can’t wait!