Bollywood’s most anticipated project, Manto trailer is finally out and Nawazuddin Siddiqui's fine acting and Nandita Das’ direction completely broke the internet. Based on the life of writer Saadat Hasan Manto, Manto has already acclaimed lots of appreciation overseas.
Manto is expected to release on September 21
Sacred Games actor Nawazuddin took it to Twitter for sharing the trailer of Manto and captioned it, "Bol ke lab azaad hai! This Independence Day, let's celebrate the freedom that Manto stood for.”
The trailer of the movie takes us through the journey of Saadat Hasan Manto and his brilliant work and how things unfold when he had to move from India to Pakistan after Partition. A powerful performance by Nawazuddin Siddiqui, as always and magnificent real-life story of the writer will keeps you engaged.
Rasika Dugal, who plays the wife of Nawazuddin in the movie Safia, stars in a pivotal role in the film. Along with Nawaz and Safia, the movie casts Rishi Kapoor, Divya Dutta and Tahir Raj Bhasin also star in key roles in Manto. The audience will also be feasted with a cameo of lyricist-writer Javed Akhtar.
Directed by Nandita Das, Manto was screened in the Un Certain Regard category at the Cannes Film Festival 2018. Director Nandita talked about the writer by saying, "Manto stood for freedom of expression, both through his writings and the struggles he went through in his life. He challenged all forms of orthodoxy and despite six cases slapped on him, he believed in the power of the written word. That kind of conviction and the courage to follow it through is inspirational."
Talking about the lead role, Nandita Das said, "He has similar kind of personality in terms of views, anger, arrogance, sensitivity and humour. I think it was smooth ride for Nawazuddin to play this character."
On a related note, Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is all geared up for the release of his upcoming movie, ‘Genius’.