The name of Urdu’s greatest contemporary writers of the 20th century Manto ignites a sense of awe for many while others can not help raising eyebrows due to the nature of his controversial writings.
Nevertheless, he left behind a lasting legacy to be celebrated with some of his notable works like “Naya Kanoun” and “Toba Tek Singh”. And now Geo Films is soon releasing a movie “Manto” to honor the legendary poet of Urdu literature.
Previously, several dramas and short films have been dedicated to Saadat Hassan but this will be the first time that a Manto movie will hit the silver screens.
Written by Shahid Nadeem and directed by the famous Sarmad Sultan Khoosat, the film will unleash the writer’s journey of life after the Independence of Pakistan. Also, the plot of his biopic aims to eradicate the misunderstandings about Manto that the society upholds.
What’s more, 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 Faisal Qureshi.
The veteran voices of Misha Shafi, Zeb Bangash, Javed Bashir, and Ali Sethi have attended to the movie’s playlist.
Alongside the movie’s release, Geo Network will also showcase a drama serial Mein Manto which is reportedly produced together with the movie.
Manto will raise the curtain in the cinemas of Pakistan in September.
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