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The Persistent Ghost Of Manto

He described Partition’s ‘morning after’. Pakistan still doesn’t understand.

Manto’s birthplace Ludhiana left craving for Manto on screen

Manto was born at his maternal village, Papraudi, in Samrala town of Ludhiana district. But no cinema in Ludhiana, which boasts of several multiplexes, is showing the film that is battling distribution issues since its release.


Nandita Das: I did not make Manto in the hope of creating heroes

Director Nandita Das has received much acclaim for her biopic on the Urdu writer Saadat Hassan Manto. In a conversation with, Das talks about her decision to incorporate Manto's stories in the film.

In Search of a Star

The Bombay that Saadat Hasan Manto inhabited fuelled his creative genius and made him the writer that he was. As a new film traces his life and times, a look back at the maverick Urdu writer’s relationship with the city and why he continues to influence literary discourse in the subcontinent.

'Papa was upset about Manto's decision to leave for Pakistan. He tried persuading him to change his mind'

My Father's Friend: Ashok Kumar's daughter, actress Bharati Jaffrey reminisces about Dadamoni's friendship with Saadat Hasan Manto and why the author's move to Pakistan after Partition shattered the Howrah Bridge star emotionally.

Manto actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui: I would have felt guilty if I charged for this film

Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has charged only Rs 1 from Nandita Das for the Saadat Hassan Manto biopic, Manto.


Nandita Das: Manto is very relevant today, maybe he will invoke a certain desire in us to speak up more

Nandita Das talks about her film Manto, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and why Saadat Hasan Manto is so relevant even today.

Not just Nawazuddin Siddiqui, the entire cast of Manto deserves an applause

Not just Nawazuddin, Manto has other actors who have all done a splendid job, including Rasika Dugal, Tahir Raj Bhasin and Rajshri Deshpande.

Manto and the art of tolerating truth

Nandita Das, along with actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui (who plays Manto in the film) and Rasika Dugal (who plays Manto’s wife Safia), visited Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Wednesday to interact with the students of the Department of Arts and Aesthetics.

Manto actor Rasika Dugal on working with Nawazuddin Siddiqui: I'm never nervous about working with good actors

Manto actor Rasika Dugal talks about the challenges of playing a real-life character who isn't well known and her experience of working with Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui Charged Only Rs 1 for Manto

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Nandita Das and Rasika Dugal talk about Manto, which is a biopic on writer Saadat Hasan Manto. The movie also stars Rishi Kapoor, Javed Akhtar, Ranvir Shorey, Divya Dutta, Paresh Rawal and Gurdas Maan among others.

Manto: Audience Review

Nandita Das gets back to direction with Manto with Nawazuddin Siddiqui playing the role of writer Saadat Hasan Manto. The film also stars Rasika Duggal as Manto's onscreen wife Safia. Here's what the audience said after watching it.