Directed by Nandita Das, ‘Manto’ starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Rasika Dugal is the story of an Indo-Pakistani author, writer Saadat Hasan Manto.
Manto which is yet to be released in theatres has already got a great response in film festivals. After receiving a good response at Cannes Film Festival, now we hear that Manto is all set to go to the Sydney Film Festival.
Manto will be screened at the Dendy Opera Quays Cinema on June 16 and June 17.
On Manto being a part of Sydney Film Festival, Nandita Das said:
“The power of cinema is its ability to transcend countries and cultures. It is still the beginning of my Manto journey, so I am very curious to see how the audiences react in different parts of the world before it finally releases in India later this year. While the context of the film is local, I feel the story will resonate universally. At the core, Manto is about troubled times and one man trying to make sense of it all. And Manto was relevant then and will continue to be relevant for a long time to come.”
Producer Ajit Andhare said:
“Manto, the only film from the entire Indian subcontinent to make it as a selection at Cannes Film festival had an impressive Premier at the Un-certain regard. We are delighted that it now makes it way to Sydney film festival for screenings on 16th & 17th June.”
Well, good luck to the entire team of Manto!