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Kuljeet Singh on theatre, venturing into direction and discussing contemporary issues through his plays

Singh's group, Atelier Repertory Company, has previously adapted Saadat Hasan Manto's stories, Bu, Thanda Gosht, Dhuan and Kaali Shalwar, in the play Kuchh Afsaney, which recalls post-Independence conflicts as well as the present fears.

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.

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.

Street Wise: Ghalib may not have lived here but Saadat Hasan Manto did

A road named after Mirza Ghalib at Madanpura in Mumbai — a city he never visited — has often had several people wonder (and believe) if the road was once a ‘pata’ of the legendary poet.

Ismat Chughtai 103rd birth anniversary: Google doodle honours iconic writer

Ismat Chughtai: In adherence to the literary movement of the partition era, Chughtai was one of the most notable beacons of the Progressive Writer's Association- an umbrella organisation of left-leaning writers with Marxist undercurrents which included writers like Manto and Faiz Ahmad 'Faiz'.


Nandita Das: Nawazuddin Siddiqui has many traits similar to Manto

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.

EXCLUSIVE | Manto is as relevant today as he was during his time: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

According to actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is bringing the writer alive on the big screen in a biopic, India needs Manto now more than ever. The actor said that he relates to the writer, as he too is an artiste.

Mantostaan Goes to Cannes International Festival this year

An independent filmmaker from Kashmir has created Mantostaan, a dark satire based on four of Saadat Hasan Manto’s stories, which will be screened at the Cannes film festival later this month.

Punjabi By Nature

Bu is a non-verbal play while Dhuan has restless music, as a pubescent boy comes to terms with homosexuality.

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Saadat Hasan Manto's death anniversary: 10 powerful quotes by the author

One of the celebrated writes in India and Pakistan, Saadat Hasan Manto was one of those who witnessed Partition and documented it very closely. Parititon affected Manto very deeply and in a way conditioned in his entire body of work.

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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.