We have been hearing about Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Manto since a long time. Now that the movie is presented in Cannes Film Festival, here is a glimpse to the movie that is surely going to give you goosebumps.
Have you ever doubted the acting skills of Nawazuddin Siddiqui? If yes, then here is a reality check for you. Tips Official dropped the much-awaited and talked about Manto trailer just a while ago and we bet you will be left spell bound!
Apart from Nawazuddin, Manto also stars Tahir Raj Bhasin, Rasika Dugal, Tillotama Shome, and Rajshri Deshpande. The movie is directed by Nandita Das and as the name suggests, the film is based on the famous rebel author and playwright Saadat Hassan Manto.
The trailer begins with Nawazuddin’s character reciting how the typing sound of the typewriter interrupts his thought flow so he prefers to pen down what comes to his mind and rather type. Next, we see the few glimpses of the outspoken writer whose work is held in high esteem by writers and critics till today.
The movie is set in the times of India’s independence. Understandably, the partition and religious riots will be explored in the movie through the eyes of Manto.
For the uninitiated, Saadat Hassan Manto was a famous writer who was known to write about the atrocious truths that no one dared to talk about. Much loved in the Mumbai film industry, the writer produced 22 collections of short stories, a novel, five series of radio plays, three collections of essays, two collections of personal sketches. The writer moved to Lahore, Pakistan, after partition and some of his best works is stories about the partition of the subcontinent immediately following independence in 1947.
Manto had tried for obscenity several times in his work and the same has been shown in Manto trailer as well. Needless to say that Nandita Das has done an amazing job of giving a panoramic picture of the literary scene of the troubled times.
It is safe to say here that Nawazzuddin is closest to Manto as anyone can get in showing his inner anger, ego, sensitivity, cynicism and inability to take criticism as well as pain and suffering of not being understood and maybe being well ahead of his times. Rasika as Safiya Manto is also in the skin of her character owing to her natural warmth, empathy, and strength.
Watch Manto trailer right here: