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Living with Manto, finding Mantoiyat

Manto the film was critically acclaimed, not just at Cannes, but at several international films festivals.

07 Feb 2020 1:37 AM

Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai? movie review: Albert Pinto’s gussa does not connect

Albert and Nayar are strangers in a jeep where one is playing with an empty gun while the other is holding on to the bullets.

13 Apr 2019 1:28 AM

Thankfully, I am not ambitious: Nandita Das

Actor-director Nandita Das on returning to acting, not having a PR team, and how she manages to run her house despite being so picky with films.

07 Apr 2019 6:23 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

Nandita Das to get FIAPF Award in Australia

Das started her career as an actor with films like 1947 Earth, Fire and Haza-ar Chaurasi Ki Maa.

23 Nov 2018 4:24 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

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


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

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

The winds of change

A dissection of the movement that sought to inspire people through writings advocating equality and attacking social injustice.

22 Aug 2018 12:13 AM

Eradicate Section 377, says industry

Filmmaker Onir is grateful to the government for not impeding the petition.

14 Jul 2018 12:42 AM

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


‘If not me, who is this Sunita, Nawaz mentioned?’

Nawaz had recently called his memoir an inspiration from Saadat Hasan Manto, whose role he will be essaying in the Nandita Das directorial.

20 Dec 2017 12:11 AM

Not all about the money, honey

Her acting chops may have the world raving, but Nandita Das promises to use her talent for the right kind of art, no matter the lure of the money.

17 Dec 2017 6:47 AM

Nandita Das not worried about Manto backlash

Playwright Saadat Hasan Manto was renowned for his unfiltered and uncensored writing during the post-Independence period.

09 Dec 2017 12:06 AM

Nandita expects a lot, says Rasika Dugal

Rasika reveals her experience working with Nandita was enriching, although she is quite the taskmaster.

07 Jun 2017 12:13 AM

Nandita’s Manto on Cannes canvas

Manto focuses on four years of the life of iconic Urdu writer who presented brutally honest portraitures in late 1940s.

27 May 2017 6:45 AM