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 Manto Special Screening by Asia Society

Manto Special Screening by Asia Society

Screening | Hindi, Urdu | Age 3+


A special pre-release film screening of Manto, followed by a conversation with the Writer and Director, Nandita Das and Actor, Nawazuddin Siddiqui in conversation with Film Critic, Raja Sen.

Manto is a biographical drama set during India’s Independence and Partition. The film follows the most tumultuous four years in the life of the subcontinent’s greatest and most controversial Urdu writer, Saadat Hasan Manto. As sectarian violence engulfs the nation, the Indian-Pakistani author is compelled to make the difficult choice of leaving behind his beloved city of Bombay, India. In Lahore, Pakistan, he finds himself bereft of friends, unable to get his writings published and burdened by trials for obscenity. His increasing alcoholism leads him into a downward spiral. Through all of this, he continues to write prolifically, his stories mirroring the harsh reality of the times. Manto is a story of two emerging nations, two faltering cities, and one man trying to make sense of it all.

*Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard) 2018*

*Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival 2018*


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