The makers of Nandita Das directorial 'Manto' have dropped its official trailer and it is the lead actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the titular role of Indo-Pakistani writer Saadat Hasan Manto. The film is already premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and it was officially selected for the Syndey and the Melbourne film festival.
The trailer begins showcasing the backdrop of vintage Bombay from 1947 and we are introduced to Manto aka Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a character of an Urdu poet. The trailer has Manto accused for his written work called 'Cold meat' while there is the glimpse of pivotal characters played by Rishi Kapoor, Paresh Rawal and Javed Akhtar. Click here to watch Manto trailer.
In the trailer, we see Manto is questioned that if he wants to enjoy the freedom of expression then he must understand the responsibilities of a writer as well. 'Manto' was of the belief that the truth must be spoken out loud, even if it makes one uncomfortable.
Written and directed by Nandita Das, the film also stars Rasika Dugal and Tahir Bhasin. The film also features Javed Akhtar, Rishi Kapoor, Divya Dutta, Paresh Rawal, Chandan Roy Sanyal and Rajashri Deshpande amongst others. Manto releases on September 21.