There has been a lot of hype surrounding the Nawazuddin Siddiqui version of ‘Manto’. Everyone’s been waiting to see how his performance measures up to our own Sarmad Khoosat’s performance as the famed writer.
The excitement surrounding the movie has been picking up ever since the first look of Nawazuddin as Manto came forward.
Ever since, the team behind the movie has been releasing new images, only making the wait worse!
They finally released the trailer for the film at midnight on 15th August, so that it falls right in the middle of both the countries’ Independence Days.
In this post announcing the launch of the trailer, Nawazuddin said ‘Bol ke lab azaad hai! This Independence Day let’s celebrate the freedom that #Manto stood for. ‘
The movie focuses on Manto’s life pre-partition, and also depicts how the decision to move to Pakistan affected him and took a toll on him. The trailer also shows how the writer was constantly censored and sent to court for his writing.
Sarmad Khoosat’s film focused a lot on Manto’s mental worries as well as his journey after the partition period. There will be some overlap between the timelines these movies cover, however, it does feel like either production took on the story of Saadat Hasan Manto differently. Either would be a pleasure to watch.
Desis across the internet collectively lost their minds in the best possible way.
Tarilor looks magnificent,Sir
Acting as usual above par excellence compare to previous film. Agar grow ho to aapke jesa ho 👐👐😊😊👏
— Alpesh Mavar (@mavar_alpesh18) August 14, 2018
The trailer was called ‘perfect’
Kya Gazzabb trailer hai !!!!
Nawaz bhaai ki acting
Movie ka background score
Film ka 40s look
Each and every thing is perfect !!!
— Rishabh Jha (@ImRishabh28) August 14, 2018
The praise just wouldn’t stop
What a fantastic trailer!
I really loved the idea of releasing it at midnight, on Independence day (of Pak and India)
The language, the set up, absolutely amazing.@Nawazuddin_S at his best once again!
All the best @nanditadas and @RasikaDugal https://t.co/EkQ3Z0V8cg
— Ankita Kanse (@_Kanso_) August 15, 2018
There are loads of expectations that come with being ‘the best’
Just saw Manto's trailer. SO looking forward to it. Releasing on 21st Sept. Nawazuddin better not disappoint.
— Shahrukh (@shahrookhh) August 15, 2018
It would be interesting to see how this movie is in comparison to Sarmad Khoosat’s
People felt that Nawazuddin Siddiqui really captures Manto
Oscar buzz? Abhi se?
Some people definitely felt that the trailer revealed too much, but that’s a minor concern, right?
You can watch the entire trailer here.
What do you think of the trailer, and the movie so far? Let us know in the comments 🙂
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