July 18, 2016Posted by : The Booknerds
Nawazuddin Siddiqui has risen like a phoenix and is here to stay. After delivering stellar performances in movies like The Lunchbox, Manjhi: The Mountain Man, Gangs Of Wasseypur,Badlapur among others, Nawazuddin is now gearing up for the release of Raman Raghav 2. 0.
The trailer of Raman Raghav 2.0 has been creating waves already.Nawazuddin plays a serial killer in the movie.Finally we have our very own Dexter.Raman Raghav 2.0 premiered in Cannes Directorsâ€™ Fortnight at the 69th Cannes Film Festival this year where it got rave reviews.
Nawazuddinâ€™s next project was announced immediately after Cannes.He will be playing famous Pakistani playwright Saadat Hasan Manto and the biopic will be directed by Nandita Das.
Saadat Hasan Manto has been called the greatest short-story writer of the Indian subcontinent. He was born in 1912 in Punjab and went on to become a radio and film-script writer, journalist, and short-story writer. His stories were highly controversial and he was tried for obscenity six times during his career. After Partition, Manto moved to Lahore with his wife and three daughters. He died there in 1955.
Book: Manto: Selected Short Stories
Author: Saadat Hasan Manto (Author), Aatish Taseer (Translator)
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: RHI; Sixth impression in 2014 edition (1 October 2012)
Book Summary:Saadat Hasan Manto's first collection of stories was published in the 1940s, but his stories have an enduring relevance. Now read by more people than ever before, the simple clarity of his stories about marginalized people, his astute understanding of the complexity of human nature and the poignancy of his stories on Partition transcend spatial and temporal boundaries many of his characters are legendary and his taut narratives are a great source of insight into the human condition. Widely regarded as one of the greatest short-story writers of the subcontinent, Manto is now, a hundred years after his birth, also acknowledged as one of the most powerful voices of his time. An enigma in his lifetime, and plagued by financial troubles, alcoholism and legal persecution in the last years of his life, he draws a posthumous wave of near-universal admiration. Aatish Taseer's sensitive translation captures the lyricism and power of Manto's voice. Manto, Selected Stories, with two new stories, is a collection to be savoured by new readers and old fans of Manto
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