Manto's stories were both progressive and brutally honest; the portrayal of his life in this film will ring in the same emotions as his work did. Nandita Das, director of Manto also shared its first poster on facebook.
She captioned the snap, "If you can not bear these stories, it is because we live in unbearable times" - Saadat Hasan Manto. "YOUR FREEDOM or FREEDOM OF SPEECH#Cannes2017 #film".
We see a disturbed Nawazuddin Siddiqui staring right in our faces through his image on what looks like a book cover.
Directed by Nandita Das, the film features Nawazuddin in the title role, and actress Rasika Dugal plays his wife Safia. The film will trace the life of Manto in Das's new directorial, which also focuses on the time of India-Pakistan partition. He was a renowned indo-Pakistani writer.
"Manto" is based on Saadat Hasan Manto, one of the greatest writers of short stories in South Asian history. Most probably it will hit the big screen later in this year.