Nawazuddin Siddiqui's most anticipated film, 'Manto' has been traveling around the globe. The film is on the receiving end of rave reviews from everyone who has seen it.
Recently, a special screening of the film was held for the industry insiders and those who attended it was all praises for Nawaz. They couldn't stop complimenting him for pulling off another stellar character with panache.
Now, after traveling to various continents, the makers of 'Manto' have decided to release the film for the Indian audience on September 21, 2018. Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays the lead role of Indo- Pakistani Urdu author- writer, Saadat Hasan Manto in the film.
Speaking about his character, during a recent media interaction, Nawaz said: "I've tried to keep my interpretation of Saadat Hasan Manto as quiet, restrained and controlled as possible. Manto never raises his voice. Yet he never has a problem getting in people to listen to him. The louder we speak the more we expose our insecurities about losing our identity."
Written and directed by Nandita Das, whose 2008 directorial debut 'Firaaq' premiered at the TIFF Festival, Manto offers a visionary double portrait: that of one of the 20th century's most important and uncompromising writers, and that of the writer's country in a period of tremendous upheaval. Nandita is trying to get late Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto’s daughters, Nighat Patel, Nuzhat Arshad and Nusrat Jalal, to India for the premiere of her film Manto. According to reports, she has approached the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to facilitate the visas so that they can attend the Indian premiere of the film, which traces the life of the writer.
“Throughout the journey, I have had the generous support of the Manto family who has shared many stories and much material without which I would not have been able to show the man, the father, the husband that he was. So it would mean a lot to me to be able to share the big day with them,” Nandita said in a statement.
According to a source, the film’s premiere is scheduled for September 17 in Mumbai and September 19 in Delhi.
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