Nawazuddin Siddiqui's 'Manto' teaser releases prior to Cannes screening

Published: May 13, 2018



With Cannes Film Festival in full swing, the teaser of Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer Manto has been released prior to the its screening in the French Riviera.

‘Manto’ has power to transcend borders: Nandita Das

The teaser kicks off with Siddiqui in true Manto character – mentioning how documenting his words through a typewriter clouds his thoughts.



Addressing the hypocrisy prevalent in the society, Nawazuddin essays the author with pure class and commitment that is evident through the teaser.

It also suggests that the film also delves into Manto’s personal life – his relationship with his friends and family, and his uncensored attitude towards everything happening in front of his eyes while struggling to provide a sustainable living for his loved ones.



Due to his writing, Manto faced many hardships as people termed his pieces obscene and a misrepresentation of reality – even though he only wrote what he saw.

Being an actor with utmost skill in the craft, Siddiqui seems like the perfect choice for the role.



Nandita Das to promote ‘Manto’ at the Cannes Film Festival

Directed by Nandita Das, Manto has been selected for the Un Certain Regard award at the festival this year. It is based on the life of subcontinent’s famed writer Saadat Hassan Manto who promoted freedom of speech and spoke of society’s atrocities.

Watch the teaser here:

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  • Abid
    May 13, 2018 - 2:16PM

    I think nawaz ud din siddiqui has perfectly embodied Manto’s spirit… Recommend

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