Manto not realsing in Pakistan Nandita Das
Indian film-maker Nandita Das says she is disappointed that her film Manto will not be releasing in Pakistan.
“Disappointed that Manto will not be seen in theatres in Pakistan. I was keen as he belongs to both countries equally,” Nandita tweeted on Saturday.
With Manto, Nandita followed the life of essayist Saadat Hasan Manto. Nawazuddin Siddiqui had breathed life into the character.
The film pursued the most turbulent years in the life of the disputable and those of India and Pakistan where Manto possessed and chronicled. The film featured Rasika Dugal as the late artist’s better half alongside Tahir Raj Bhasin, Rishi Kapoor and Divya Dutta in key jobs.
“I just got the news that ‘Manto’ was not passed by their Censor Board. The reasons cited are that ‘the film has anti-Partition narrative theme and explicit scenes, which is against the norms of Pakistani society’,” she wrote.
The Firaaq maker knows that she won’t get an opportunity to present her “case to the Pakistani Censor Board”
“In the last six years that I have been working on Manto, not only his family but many others in Pakistan have been waiting anxiously to see it on the big screen. So while this explanation is in defense of freedom, it is also for them,”
Manto, who died in 1955 at 43 years old, wrote an amazing group of work contacting different types. He produced around 22 accumulations of stories involving a novel, expositions, individual representations and motion picture contents. Out of his artistic diamonds was a story on Mirza Ghalib, a writer who is regularly contrasted and the stature of William Shakespeare. His work likewise picked up consideration for weaving stories around the trial of the parcel and also sexuality.
Manto was the main Indian film in Un Certain Regard class at 71st Cannes Film Festival. The film discharged in India in September this year.