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A Feature film by Nandita Das

Produced by En Compagnie des Lamas

Production year : 2018


    Set during India’s Independence and Partition, Manto tells the true story of four tumultuous years in the life of the subcontinent’s greatest and most controversial writer, Saadat Hasan Manto. As sectarian violence engulfs the nation, he is compelled to make the difficult choice of leaving behind his beloved city of Bombay, India. In Lahore, Pakistan, he finds himself bereft of friends, unable to get his writings published and burdened by trials for obscenity. His increasing alcoholism leads him into a downward spiral. Through all of this, he continues to write prolifically, his stories mirroring the harsh reality of the times. It is a story of two emerging nations, two faltering cities, and one man trying to make sense of it all.

    Actors (3)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    En Compagnie des Lamas

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Radiant Films International

    Photos (3)

    Full credits (7)

    Sound Recordist :

    Resul Pookutty

    Director of Photography :

    Kartik Vijay

    Production Designer :

    Rita Ghosh

    Costume designer :

    Sheetal Iqbal Sharma

    Screenwriter :

    Nandita Das

    Editor :

    Sreekar Prasad

    Music Composers :

    Zakir Hussain, Sneha Khanwalkar

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Sub-genre :

    Drama, Biopic

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    Coproducer countries :

    India, France

    Original French-language productions :


    Nationality :

    Minority French (India, France)

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    French release :

    Runtime :

    1 h 52 min

    Current status :

    Approval :


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