Dark, intense, rich in context, bitter and thought-provoking; the much-hyped and much-awaited Manto welcomed the glitterati of Pakistan’s entertainment industry for its premiere in Karachi and Lahore.

Based on the life of the acclaimed controversial Urdu Short Story Writer, Saadat Hasan, famously known as Manto, the movie is written by Shahid Nadeem and directed by the famous Sarmad Sultan Khoosat. Unleashing the writer’s journey of life after the Independence of Pakistan, the coveted avatar of Manto in the movie is donned by Sarmad himself.


Alongside him is the crème de la crème of the nation’s entertainment industry; featuring Sania Saeed as Manto’s wife, Saba Qamar as Noor Jehan, Hina Bayat, Mahira Khan, Nimra Bucha, Humayun Saeed, Savera Nadeem and Faysal Quraishi.

After its screening at the premiere, reviews from Pakistani stars and the audience have flooded Twitter in all praises for Manto the movie and has even left many viewers teary-eyed.

Read raving reviews by the Twitterati about the movie Manto.
















But the review that stood out amongst all was by Saadat Hasan Ali Manto’s daughter, Nighat Patel who expressed her deep admiration for Sarmad Khoosat’s acting.

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It is indeed a proud moment for Pakistan. With the revival of nation’s cinema industry and movies like Manto and Moor, it is time that movie-buffs began preferring and loving our own movies over Hollywood and Bollywood.