Manto movie review – Bol Ke Lab Aazad Hai

Mai to Apni Kahani ko Ek Aaina Samajhta Hun Jisme Samaaj Khud Ko Dekh Sake – Saadat Hasan Manto

Manto movie review – Nawazuddin’s Siddiqui’s portrayal of Manto will astound you completely

Oscillating around the exact story of a haunted writer, Nandita Das’s Manto is all about skepticism he had during the partition of India and Pakistan. Read further for Manto Movie Review.

The movie has a scene where the evil writer is found to address a group of people in an auditorium. The gathered bibliophiles are convinced that Manto’s work is highly obscene and vulgar. A man named Ansar steps ahead to state that his writings could compel someone to get into depression. But to this, Manto gracefully proves his point and pleading him to speak his opinion and not vouch for the voice of others.

Temperature definitely boils up. Nandita das’s feature film and the first in her name Firaaq has given an idea about her idealism. The ravaging look at the extensive outlook people own to religious extremities left everyone spellbound. Yet another name, Manto- Bol Ke Lab Aazad Hai is all set to create history.

Background Check Of Manto movie review

Movie Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Danish Husain, Rasika Dugal, Rishi Kapoor.

Manto movie director: Nandita Das

Manto movie rating: Three stars

The main lead of the movie Saadat Hasan Manto is such a beautiful character. Happy go lucky, cherishing always smiling. An admirer of the prostitute and one who still stood by his principles. But the 1947 India-Pakistan riot turned the tables. An optimistic agitated by the partition considered a part of him died after he left Mumbai.

A sudden twist in his life.

Seeing the aggravated condition of the poor, the forced sexualism on women made him write screenplays and stories. His writings hit hard. He owns an attitude similar to the protagonist of Pyaasa, the tranquil ambiance of the movie Garam Hawa where neighbors are not missing a chance to abuse each other.

A man of grit, he would listen all people say but never change his words. He is convinced that if the world is changing, then the words should also.

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The entire movie has sequences of several stories written by him, Khol Do, Toba Tek Singh, Dus Rupay Ka Note, Thanda Gosht, etc. A pleasant ambiance by Reeta Ghosh would induce the real flair of the atmosphere of the 1947 era. Mumbai seems to be raw, and Lahore streets are still brooding over the partition.

Nawaz did a splendid job as playing the role as a lead. Not just physically but his words, his voice, his walk everything resembles the chided Manto. No one could have done a better role than him. The clumsy kurta, the big fat glasses, and the teeth all perfect to map the then Manto. The sly of humor, frustration, bitterness all blended perfectly.

Critics – Manto movie review

The movie is all about the downfall of Manto. Partition, stories and court dealings find the primary focus in the film. Being a bit patchy, it could have envisioned a little more. Now just the same but the calmness of Manto if presented would have been most appreciated.

A must watch!

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