Nawazuddin Siddiqui unveils the making of Manto along with confirmation that a song, Nagri Nagri, will be out soon from the film!
Actor Nawazuddin took to his social media profile and shared the making video of the film. He wrote, “Here’s how Manto’s world came to life…Travel back to the 1940s with Nagri Nagri, song coming soon! @mantofilm @Viacom18Movies @HPIndia #FilmStoc @nanditadas @RasikaDugal @TahirRajBhasin @gurdasmaan @jatishvarma @SameerDixxit @MagicIfFilms #Manto”
In the video, Nandita Das talks about creating the world of Manto, which was the most challenging and daunting task. She is seen saying, “Art Direction for a film like this is extremely important…because till you don’t transport the audience to that context and make them believe that you’re in that time (1940)…I didn’t want any aspect of the film to overshadow the story or journey with the character”
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.
The film stars an incredible ensemble of Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Rasika Dugal, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Javed Akhtar, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Vinod Nagpal, Rishi Kapoor, Inammulhaq, Ranvir Shorey, Rajshri Deshpande, Ila Arun, Divya Dutta, Paresh Rawal, Tillotama Shome, Shashank Arora, Gurdas Maan, Danish Hussain and more.
Film releases on 21 September 2018.