Nandita Das directorial, Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer selected for Cannes Film Festival 2018.

By Shambhavi Mishra | April 13th, 2018

The period drama film ‘Manto’ has been directed by actress turned director Nandita Das. The role of the main protagonist named ‘Manto’ is being played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The starcast also includes Paresh Rawal, Rishi Kapoor, Rasika Dugal and Tahir Raj Bhasin.


The story of ‘Manto’ is based on the life of writer Saadat Hasan Manto whose ideas and writings were way forward for those times. Nawazuddin Siddiqui was an apt choice to play the character whose writings influence even today’s generation and is relevant in this age.



Check out the short film, where Manto talks about fearlessness and courage.



Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Nandita Das took to social media to share their excitement about the movie entering Cannes Films Festival 2018! Check them out below.







The premiere of the film will happen at Cannes, also the release date in India is yet to be confirmed.



Many congratulations to the entire cast and crew of 'Manto.'