‘Manto’ trailer: Nawazudin Siddiqui as a pre-Independence writer is brilliant

The trailer Nandita Das’s next outing ‘Manto’ starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui is out and from the trailer, we can conclude that the film is a masterpiece.

The film is based on the life of Saadat Hasan Manto, a brilliant pre-Independence and post-Independence writer, who writes about the society fearlessly and truthfully. His write-ups are reflection of the society.

There were many who objected his writings but he was not the one to bend down. ‘Manto’ believes truth has to be spoken out loudly no matter if it creates unease.

Rishi Kapoor plays the role of an "irredeemable crooked "tharki" (flirt) film producer"

Written and directed by Nandita Das, the film also stars Rasika Dugal and Tahir Bhasin. The film also features Javed Akhtar, Divya Dutta, Paresh Rawal, Chandan Roy Sanyal and Rajashri Deshpande amongst others. ‘Manto’ is slated to release on September 21.