Manto Trailer Twitter Review: Nawazuddin Siddiqui-Nandita Das’ Movie on Censorship in 1947 Has Impressed the Netizens
Stills from Manto trailer. (photo credits: YouTube)

Nawazuddin  Siddiqui's Manto trailer is something that you will relate to even today. The biopic on Saadat Hasan Manto, a Pakistani writer, playwright, and author, who was born in Colonial India, is brought on the silver screen by Nandita Das. The trailer takes us back to the world of writers during the pre-independence and post-independence day of India. The subject of 'censorship' and 'patriarchy' is focused upon, which makes it relevant even in 2018.

Twitterati is totally impressed with this trailer. Nandita once told IANS, "Manto stood for freedom of expression, both through his writings and the struggles he went through in his life. He challenged all forms of orthodoxy and despite six cases slapped on him, he believed in the power of the written word. That kind of conviction and the courage to follow it through is inspirational."

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Manto who had to move from India to Pakistan after Independence Day in 1947. Did you know that he was tried six times for 'obscenity' in India before 1947 and three times in Pakistan? However, Manto was firm on writing the reality for free India and his fight against the censorship in that era.

Here's the trailer of Manto

Manto is directed by actress Nandita Das and also stars Rishi Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Ila Arun, Ranvir Shorey, Rasika Dugal, Rajshri Deshpande, Tahir Raj Bhasin in the lead. The film is slated to hit the screens on September 21. Do tell us your take on the trailer in the comments section below.