Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui shared the song on his social media profile. He captioned it, “The magic of the 1940’s…#NagriNagri @snekhanwalkar @mantofilm @ZeeMusicCompany @HPIndia @Viacom18Movies #FilmStoc @nanditadas @RasikaDugal @TahirRajBhasin @gurdasmaan @MagicIfFilms”
The magical and rustic number is crooned by maestro Shankar Mahadevan and composed by Sneha Khanwalkar. The song is a journey, which gives a little sneak peek into the life of Manto, who once lived in Mumbai. His struggle to find work and dealing with life is inspiring and heart-breaking as well!
Directed by Nandita Das, the movie Manto 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 movie stars an impressive ensemble of Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Saadat Hasan Manto along with Rasika Dugal, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Javed Akhtar, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Rishi Kapoor, Inaamulhaq, Ranvir Shorey, Divya Dutta, Paresh Rawal and a lot more.
The movie is slated to release on 21st September 2018.