After bowling us over with his performance in Sacred Games, Nawazuddin Siddiqui is back and how! His latest film – Manto – helmed by director Nandita Das has received an outstanding response from fans and critics alike. The film is a biography which takes us through the life and times of Saadat Hasan Manto, the maestro and wizard behind short stories, poems and playwright.
Nandita Das has very delicately and with a lot of aesthetics and sensitivity – explored the life of Manto during his days in Mumbai and then in Lahore. Manto, who was faced with trials over the obscenity in his stories, has been played phenomenally well by Nawaz. In fact, many of the portals have already proclaimed the film as Nawaz's career-best performance and many critics are debating whether this could be India's official entry to the Oscars this year.
Not just the critics, the film has even struck a chord with the fans of parallel cinema who are hailing this film as the best one of the year.
Let's take a look at few of the Twitter reactions:
Watching #Manto was like watching Pyasa, Garam hawa, Mandi, ankur and kabuliwala. Very close to perfection, this will go down in history as a gem of a film. #Review soon on @rishteycineplex. @nanditadas @Nawazuddin_S @Javedakhtarjadu @chintskap @RasikaDugal @TahirRajBhasin— Atika Farooqui (@atikafarooqui) September 20, 2018
#Manto REVIEW:— Prince Sharma (@PrinceSharma755) September 21, 2018
1. Straight up, this film is for niche audience.
2. Brilliant performance by #NawazuddinSiddiqui
3. Direction/Script/Camerawork Good
4. Those who don’t know much abt Manto will like this film
5. RATING- 3.5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️?
Q: Why only serious, Why no fun part? pic.twitter.com/n8iHXFcCM7
#Manto Audience Review@Nawazuddin_S's best performance to date. Janta highly impressed with @nanditadas direction and the five stories. Meant for those looking for great content. Many said they didn't like the film got over, they wanted more of Manto!— Mimansa Shekhar (@mimansashekhar) September 21, 2018
Public verdict ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Saw #manto Second time to understand how @Nawazuddin_S plays #Manto so brilliantly. Loved @RasikaDugal as Safia and also the way @nanditadas has interpreted the stories cinematically. Super cameos by @SirPareshRawal @divyadutta25 @chintskap @RanvirShorey— rahul dholakia (@rahuldholakia) September 21, 2018
The news of the morning shows of the film being cancelled had left the team of the film perplexed. However, the situation was soon brought under control.
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