Nawazuddin Siddiqui Starrer Manto Nominated For Cannes Film Festival 2018

Nawazuddin Siddiqui Starrer Manto Nominated For Cannes Film Festival 2018

The film, Manto that is expected to hit the Indian theatres on 21st September, is already in news for its great success. Within just a matter of a decade, the actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is today walking the red carpet at Cannes this year. From his struggles, he is surely an inspiration for the youth of India. The ones who prefer looks in acting are surely getting a reality check, on how the audience is still looking forward to an actor’s still pure acting and nothing else.

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In his latest film, he is seen playing the lead role in a biopic about the troubled life on an Indian-Pakistani writer Saadat Hasan Manto. The film is selected for the Un Certain Regard category at the film festival. Directed by Nandita Das, Manto has certainly taken a roll on the audience and is expected to give light on the tremendous change that the people had to face after India got its Independence.

In a recent interview, Siddiqui said, “I enjoy Cannes because it is such a big and prestigious platform. It’s a whole world revolving around the film.”

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Directors for his versatility today covet the actor, who was once struggling for any side role in a film industry, across all genres. “When your film gets selected in a good category, it makes you feel confident that you are headed in the right direction and your choice of films is good,” Siddiqui told in an interview.

Saadat Hasan Manto (1912-1955) was one of the greatest Indian writers. He was often questioned for his style of writing. Being bold and progressive in that era, he was even looked down by many times. He was charged with obscenity for a total of six times for writing stories of pimps and prostitutes. But he did also open up about the brutal violence that was followed after India got its Independence.

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By writing without any barriers, he broke many taboos. His articles were completely transparent which often landed him in trouble. The trailer of the film can give you a glimpse of Manto’s unconventional story and his struggles in an Independent India.

Here have a look: