Manto by Nandita Das is a fine example of how a biopic should be treated and this could serve as a guiding light to many makers who are churning out biopics by the dozen.
Manto, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui as legendary Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto released Friday, but multiplex chain PVR Cinemas had to cancel the morning shows due to “technical glitch”.
There’s a lot happening in Nandita Das’ directorial debut Firaaq. We get a peek at the lives of a few characters following the 2002 Gujarat riots, and it is every bit as harrowing and complex as the real world.
Filmmaker and actor Nandita Das on her upcoming directorial Manto, which will hit screens on September 20.
Actor-Filmmaker Nandita Das 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.
Apart from Rishi Kapoor, Gurdas Maan and Javed Akhtar, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who plays the late Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto in the film, offered to do it just for Re 1.
Nandita Das, who is gearing up for the release of her forthcoming film Manto, says that more than entertaining the audience, it is necessary to engage them with the film.
Das said the idea behind her film is to “celebrate people like Manto who have existed in all eras and who were misunderstood during their times”.
Celebrities from the Indian film and music industries lent support to the telethon as part of the NDTV-Tata Sky campaign #IndiaForKerala for Kerala floods. The names included Rana Daggubati, Abhishek Bachchan, Nandita Das, Javed Akhtar and Hariharan.
Nandita Das’ Manto stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead role and follows the most tumultuous years in the life of iconoclastic writer Saadat Hasan Manto and those of the countries — India and Pakistan — which Manto inhabited and chronicled.
Bollywood personalities have spoken out against the Indian Penal Code, specifically Section 377 that makes being a part of the LGBTQ community a criminal offence. They have asked for the law to be decriminalised.
The Manto filmmaker and actress Nandita Das believes that stories exploring women’s issues are increasing, though every second film is focusing on sexual freedom and stereotyped portrayal of good looking women.
After having helmed Firaaq in 2008, Nandita went behind the camera to trace the life of writer Saadat Hasan Manto, to be portrayed by Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the film. Manto is expected to release in India this September.
Nandita Das directorial Manto starring Nawazudin Siddiqui is winning hearts at Cannes. Manto is based on the life and works of the late writer Saadat Hasan Manto and also stars Rasika Dugal.
Cannes Film Festival 2018: Nandita Das directorial Manto left the audience stunned as they stayed on to congratulate the film’s team after the screening. The biographical film starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the titular role got rave reviews at the prestigious film festival.