June 08, 2017Posted by : The Booknerds
In present time, movies based on the life of influential people of our society have become very popular. One such biopic based on the life of an Indo-Pak novelist and playwright Saadat Hasan Manto, starring Nawaazudin Siddiqui is coming soon.
Born in Ludhiana, Punjab, British India, Saadat Hasan Manto is considered as one of the legends of short story writing in the history of South Asia. Mostly his works were based on the life of people, their views and mentality post-partition of India and Pakistan.
In a short film directed by Nandita Das called "in defence of freedom" Nawaazudin Siddiqui is shown taking a class in a college where he is putting forth his views about the questions that the society asks him and how people accuse him of writing vulgar things, whereas he believes that he is showing the mirror to the society, just stating what's obvious, the truth!
"My story is a mirror in which people see themselfves and if the person with bad face hates the mirror, am I to be blamed for that? "
People were reluctant to accept the true facts and as his work was far from hypocrisy people in power especially got offended by them. He just couldn't resist writing about the unfortunate things happening in the society that was the reason Manto was criticized by many people.
Siddiqui just nailed the role of the writer, he has disguised himself completely as Manto naturally not using any prosthetics not only with his looks but also by his acting, it is commendable that in spite of having only Manto's works and not any video tape of him, that could have been used to enact him still Siddiqui managed to do so well. Also there is a heavy use of Urdu world's in the movie.
The short film seems to be enticing and attracting a great number of audience also by it we get an idea that why the writer is greatly known for the transperancy of work.
In 2012, was awarded with the highest civilian award 'Nishan-e-Imtiaz' in Pakistan. The first look of film was recently unveiled at 70th Cannes Film Festival.
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