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I like muddled characters says actress Rasika Dugal

Rasika Dugal enjoys experimenting as an actor, She says her primary goal is to explore different types of characters

02 Aug 2020 4:44 PM

Manto takes centerstage

Randhir Ranjan Roy’s Ek Haan brings Manto’s life and his two famous stories to stage.

29 Jun 2019 12:01 AM

Will Nawaz be third time lucky with Thackeray?

Despite brilliant acting, the actor has not seen box office success with playing real life roles twice before.

27 Jan 2019 12:05 AM

Bringing ‘Fire’ back to IFFK

Actress and filmmaker Nandita Das, talks about her movie Manto and expresses solidarity with the progressive movements.

10 Dec 2018 1:02 AM

I regret only five pages of my book: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Nawaz deeply regrets naming the women he allegedly dated.

01 Oct 2018 12:28 AM


When subcontinent’s greatest short story writer got just Rs 20 for a masterpiece

“Thanda Gosht”, or “Cold Meat”, another Manto masterpiece, becomes one of the film’s supporting columns.

28 Sep 2018 12:47 AM

Technical glitch throws off Manto’s release

When Nandita Das’ splendid study of the life and times of celebrated writer Saadat Hassan Manto released last Friday.

26 Sep 2018 12:09 AM

Manto director Nandita Das opens up on her understanding of feminism

Nandita is one actor/director who has stood for supporting genuine causes related to women equality.

23 Sep 2018 8:51 PM

Manto movie review: Manto, examined only in juxtaposition

Das is able to create Manto’s world in Bombay that seems to be lived in happily, and one that comes apart when he moves to Lahore.

22 Sep 2018 1:42 AM

Manto movie review: Realism with Nawazuddin's performance is flavour of the film

Manto is best known for his works like Thanda Ghosh and Kala Salwar which still hold relevance.

20 Sep 2018 9:30 PM


Those who walk the write path

Nandita Das believes it’s high time we celebrate the talent and genius of Indian writers and bring their life stories to life on the silver screen.

20 Sep 2018 1:44 AM

Nawazuddin on Manto: Never felt I should charge money for expressing my thoughts

The actor spoke about doing the film for free, his controversies, thoughts on women and how Manto surprised him.

16 Sep 2018 3:03 PM

Nawazuddin and Raftaar show a mirror to the society we live in through Mantoiyat

Mantoiyat is catchy while putting across a strong message about the way our society is headed and the problems faced.

12 Sep 2018 9:12 PM

Manto was written with Nawaz in mind

Manto follows the most tumultuous years in the life of celebrated writer Saadat Hasan Manto along with the incidents chronicled by him.

11 Sep 2018 12:04 AM

Manto song Bol Ke Lab Azaad Hai is all about Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s hard-hitting lines

Nawazuddin seems to have perfectly gotten into the skin of his character and aces the styles and dialogues.

06 Sep 2018 8:40 PM


The king of biopics

The actor is also playing the lead role in a biopic based on the life of former Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray.

06 Sep 2018 12:32 AM

Watch: Nawazuddin starrer Manto’s 1st song displays light-hearted moments of his life

The main lines are taken from famous Urdu poet Meeraji’s work, previously also used in Ghulam Ali’s song.

01 Sep 2018 7:21 PM

Manto is so relevant today, his work is best way to respond to contemporary times: Nandita Das

Das said she chose Manto as a subject for her film not because of his religion or nationality, but for what the writer stood for.

28 Jan 2018 10:05 AM

Here’s why Nawazuddin Siddiqui is not promoting Monsoon Shootout

His focus at the moment is on cleaning up his image both on and off-screen.

14 Dec 2017 12:20 AM

Rasika Dugal’s Kashmir connect

The team shot in Kashmir extensively for this movie, and since many people speak Kashmiri and Urdu in the region, Rasika was at ease.

04 Nov 2017 12:55 AM