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Manto (2018)




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The maverick writer, Saadat Hasan Manto, after India is partitioned, eventually makes the difficult choice of leaving behind his glorious days in Bombay and moves to Lahore. There, he finds himself bereft of friends and work. As his life spirals downwards, his writing soars, creating an authentic and disturbing portrait of the times.


Critic Reviews for Manto

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

Unfortunately Nandita Das's sophomore directorial venture Manto serves neither as a primer on the (in)famous author, nor offers any deeper insight to those familiar with his oeuvre.

September 7, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

"Manto" is elegant and old school, epic without losing sight of the personal.

May 19, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Captures the spirit of the great Urdu poet and writer.

May 15, 2018 | Full Review…'s a faithful recreation of the life and times of one of Indian subcontinent's literary giants whose writings are still as relevant today as they were then.

September 20, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Watch it for the director's flawless interweaving of Manto's poignant writing into her script and watch it for the words - spoken and unspoken.

September 18, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Das displays great skill and sensitivity as a director, which unfortunately is held back by her choice of a conventional narrative template.

September 6, 2018 | Full Review…

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