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| Critics Rating: 3.0 out of 5 | Genre: Biography, Drama, History |  1 hrs 57 mins |   September, 2018

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Cast: Rajshri Deshpande, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Shashank Arora

Directed by: Nandita Das

Produced by: Sameer Dixit


Manto is an Indian biographical historical period drama film, written and directed by Nandita Das. The film stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the title character of Indo-Pakistani author, writer Saadat Hasan Manto. Rasika Duggal plays the role of Manto's wife named Safiah. Rajshri Deshpande plays the role of Ismat Chughtai, Rishi Kapoor also plays a minor role in the film. Manto is based on the 1940's post-Independence period of India. The poster of the film was unveiled at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. The biographical drama chronicles the life and times of celebrated and controversial Urdu short story writer Saadat Hasan Manto

Cast and Crew:

Screenplay: Nandita Das
Story by:
Music by:
English Subtitles: No    
Production Company: HP Studios, Viacom18 Motion Pictures
Distributed by: Viacom18 Motion Pictures

Average Critic Rating: 3.0 out of 5

3.0 out of 5.0 based on 3 critic reviews.


Rating: 3.0 out of 5

But the one thing that disappointed most people was that Das failed to take any risks in the movie, with the life of Manto and his career. She plays it safe in every aspect and sticks to what she believes will get her the most viewers. Read full review

The Hindu

Rating: 3.0 out of 5

He hallucinates, asking Ismat Aapa to call him back. But he is never able to return. With the death of the dear friend Shyam, who tore him apart from it, Bombay also becomes out of reach, though still in his heart and mind. Read full review


Rating: 4.0 out of 5

It’s a film that will make you think, hurt you and will bring you back to your ideals. Nawazuddin Siddiqui has stripped himself of all the apprehensions and has dived into Manto’s world with unmatched energy, wit and personality. Far from Wasseypur, he has transformed into a writer who has lost everything in the No Man’s Land between India and Pakistan. Read full review

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