As the makers of Nawazuddin's 'Manto' premiered the much awaited film at the 71st Cannes Film Festival, the makers have also unveiled the teaser of the film.
Manto the film follows the most tumultuous four years in the life of Manto and that of the two countries he inhabits - India and Pakistan.
In Bombay's seedy-shiny film world, Manto and his stories are widely read and accepted. But as sectarian violence engulfs the nation, Manto makes the difficult choice of leaving his beloved Bombay. In Lahore, he finds himself bereft of friends and unable to find takers for his writings. His increasing alcoholism leads him into a downward spiral.
Through all of this, he continues to write prolifically, without dilution. This is the tale of two emerging nations, two faltering cities, and one man who tries to make sense of it all.
With an ensemble cast of Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Rasika Dugal, Tahir Bhasin, Javed Akhtar, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Vinod Nagpal, Rishi Kapoor, Inammulhaq, Ranvir Shorey, Rajashri Deshpande, Ila Arun, Divya Dutta, Paresh Rawal, Tillotama Shome, Shashank Arora and Gurdas Maan, Manto has won many lurels around the world.
Manto is written and directed by Nandita Das. The film is produced by HP Studios, Filmstoc and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures.