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Tuesday, September 22, 2020



Manto's pulp fiction ‘Shikari Auratein' translated into English

December 09, 2019 2:33 pm

Titled “Women of Prey” and published by Speaking Tiger, the new book contains about half a dozen raunchy, hilarious short stories and two sketches - all of them bringing forth the lesser-known side of the legendary Urdu writer.

The Persistent Ghost Of Manto

March 16, 2019 9:21 am

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

Manto’s birthplace Ludhiana left craving for Manto on screen

October 10, 2018 6:55 pm

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

September 29, 2018 8:26 am

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.

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

September 27, 2018 8:27 am

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

September 23, 2018 7:45 pm

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

September 23, 2018 6:50 pm

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

September 23, 2018 12:24 pm

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

In Search of a Star

September 28, 2018 8:06 pm

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.

Manto and the art of tolerating truth

September 21, 2018 10:17 am

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.


Nawazuddin Siddiqui Charged Only Rs 1 for Manto

June 22, 2020 6:15 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:15 pm

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.