Manto Movie Review: This Movie Is Much Like A Literature Manto Used To Write
If you have ever heard about the urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto, you would probably know that he was known to write the truth, and that is exactly what the director Nandita Das has done.
- All India I Rahul Yadav I Dailyaddaa Desk
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- September 21, 2018 12:28 IST
Still From Film Manto
New Delhi: If you have ever heard about the urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto, you would probably know that he was known to write the truth, and that is exactly what the director Nandita Das has done. Unlike the movie 'Sanju', she does not try to whitewash any of the Manto's flaws. One can say in order to convey the story of Manto, she became Manto. It feels a bit weird as it is generally the actor we compare the person portrayed to. Which brings us to the actor playing Manto's character, Nawazuddin Siddiqui. What to say about this man, he can do no wrong. He is an absolute genius. Every time he acts in a film, he is always spot on. His character is different from the anti-hero's he is known to play, but it has a lot of flaws, making it more humane.
The script by Nandita Das is well written, honest and gutsy. She does does not shy away from any of the aspects of Manto's life. Nandita blurs out the line between reality and imagination, to the point the life of Manto and his stories merge, which is exactly what Manto preached. Wow, maybe she really did become Manto. However, it came at a price. In order to create a literature like Manto, she sacrificed with the range of audience it would appeal to. The people who have no idea about who Manto is might feel a little lost.
The cinematography by Karthik Vijay is brilliant which along with the beautiful production design, takes you back to the 50s. Other than Nawazuddin's performance, Rasika Dugal is also brilliant. She is such a talented actress and deserves all of the appreciation. The movie also features some special appearances like, Divya Dutta, Vinod Nagpal, Paresh Rawal and Gurdas Maan, which are nice to see.
The music by Sneha Khanwalkar is suitable for the kind of movie Manto is. The rap song by Raftaar is really good, which however does not go with the tone of the movie and therefore not included in the movie. To summarize, it is a good movie with great script and powerful performances, telling the true story of the man who always told truth in his stories.
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