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Manto Teaser: Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Rebellious Writer In Fierce Battle Against The Society

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| May 13 , 2018 , 14:08 IST

Another one of Nawazuddin Siddiqui starring masterpiece 'Manto' is gearing up for its worldwide release. Ahead of the film's world premiere in the Cannes Film Festival, makers have dropped a jaw-dropping teaser of the much-hyped film, giving us a glimpse inside the life of Saadat Hassan Manto.

Nandita Das has taken it upon herself to bring the infamous writer's life and his struggles to screens. Manto has received criticism for obscenity in his work throughout his career but never allowed the occasional negativity hinder her determination and kept writing path-breaking stories.

The teaser revolves around writer's struggle to establish himself as a progressive artist with his works which influenced generations across borders. As the nation was engulfed by the clouds of violence, he is forced to leave India and start a life in Lahore bereft of friends.

The emotional teaser is packed with the emotional ordeal, sense of humour and disappointment on the prospect of Partition. His fierce battle against the society is what Manto is all about. While the release date is yet to be announced, the film also stars Chandan Roy Sanyal, Atul Kumar, Ila Arun, Shashank Arora and Tahir Raj Bhasin.