Nawazuddin Siddiqui Starrer “Manto” Garners a Positive Affirmation from Public at Cannes 2018


The audiences at Cannes Festival 2018 were surprised after watching the phenomenal movie “Manto” starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and directed by the talented Nandita Das at the movie’s premiere. The public have already started gossiping about the movie, which stars the versatile actor in an authoritative role.

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Manto is loosely inspired from the real life story of the famous writer Mr. Saadat Hasan Manto and the director was able to proudly present the biographical movie to the audience at the prestigious film festival. The movie makers were enthralled when they saw a packed theatre swarming with huge crowd waiting to witness the movie events.

The female lead Rasika Dugal who was also present at Cannes was excited to share her personal experience about her journey throughout the making of the film. Moreover, she was happy to see the excited audience waiting for the movie to be screened in front of them.

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She also said, “I could feel that the audience was with the film and the story while we were watching. People seemed to have genuinely connected with the film and were quite moved.” In the movie, Rasika plays the role of the writer Manto’s better half aka wife – Safia.

The plot revolves around the cities, which feature vintage version of Calcutta and Bombay. It also shows the stark reality of Lahore city after the war commenced. All in all, Nawazuddin was brilliantly able to recreate the writer’s story on the screen.

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The first look of the movie was released by the director Nandita along with Nawazuddin last year. Although this movie wasn’t widely promoted, the lead actor has always bedazzled the audience with his amazing acting skills.

The movie is slated to release later this year. Speaking of that, how many of us are excited to watch the iconic movie on the first day itself? Pen down your comments below.