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Manto is a biopic, directed by Nandita Das. The movie is impressed by the life history of a short story writer named Saadat Hasan Manto. Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Rasika Dugal, Rishi Kapoor, Rajshri Deshpande, Ila Arun, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Divya Dutta and Shashank Arora are in the star cast. Kartik Vijay cranked the camera. Rita Ghosh is the production designer.
The film has some interesting incidents that happened in the life of Saadat Hasan Manto. The life of a writer is well defined. Watch the film in the theaters.
With the actors like Nawazuddin Siddiqui, we need not speak about the performance. Nawazuddin has portrayed the real-life character excellently well. The rest of the stars had done their job pretty well.
Nandita had proved a lot of times her talents in all the fields and with this movie, she once again proved her directorial talents. She had sculptured the film with a lot of care. Nandita’s writing is impressive. Nandita tried to tell the story from Manto’s side. She had brought in the partition of India and Pakistan, religious issues, the different mindset of the people and many more. Her cast selection is good. The production designer should definitely be appreciated for the sets and the backdrops. He has created the pre-independence era excellently well. The cinematography by Kartik needs appreciation.
What’s Not There?
Although Manto is a biopic, Nandita tried to make it naturally and impressively. The film might not attract the people, who love to watch the commercial cinema but would welcome the audiences, who enjoy performance-oriented films. Manto – watch-worthy!
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