Manto: Will Nawazuddin Siddiqui Live Up To His Character?

In the world of movies, another trailer has made its mark and it is a biopic of the ever famous author Manto. Saadat Hussain Manto was an Indo-Pakistani writer, author, and playwright who was born in British India.

Known for writing stories which contain nothing but the absolute truth along with gory descriptive details. His pieces of writing are known to be bold. Thanda Gosht, Toba Tek Singh are among some of the

“This is the character that an actor would give an arm and a leg for but do not charge even a nominal fee is very gracious of Nawaz,”  Nandita Das said in a statement.


Manto Cast at Cannes


Besides Nawazuddin Siddiqi, other members of the cast also did not charge a dime for the roles they have played in the movie. This includes Rishi Kapoor, Ranvir Shorey, and Javed Akhter.

Writer and Director of Manto, Nandita Das
Nandita Das


Javed Akhtar
Ranvir Shorey
Rasika Dugal
Rishi Kapoor
The cast of Manto at Cannes

   Do you think the movie’s depiction will be able to bring justice to what really went down in history in regards to Sadat Hussain Manto? Share your thoughts in the comment section below