Saadat Hasan Manto, the legend who gave the world a modern take on Urdu literature, was the representative of honesty in the true sense. Played by the one and only, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, in the movie ‘Manto’, this role couldn’t be more apt.
Not only does Nawazuddin resemble Manto a lot, but he is a lot like him. Manto was a struggling, honest, straightforward, and brilliant writer. Nawazuddin, at the same time, is a truthful, candid and highly accomplished actor. Manto always stood up for what was right, as does Nawazuddin, and he continues to do so. Being bold, fearless and valiant are just some of the main similarities between Manto and Nawazuddin. The real deal lies in the heart of the person, which is the same in the case of both of them, i.e., compassionate. Witness this magnificence in your nearest theatres. Manto starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Rasika Dugal and Tahir Basin, directed by Nandita Das, releases on 21st September 2018