Manto Reviews

September 21, 2018
As Manto, Siddiqui is at the top of his game, embodying his mannerisms and body language, but even he cannot make up for the flaws in the script.
September 7, 2018
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
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
Das's respectful biopic is elegantly directed and features terrific performances. But it's a slog recounting Manto's ordeals.
May 14, 2018
The narrative intersperses, in some occasions, fragments represented of some of the fictions written by Manto, but it is hardly separated... [from] the forms and the limitations of the more conventional western biopic. [Full review in Spanish]