'MANTO' BAGS TWO AWARDS IN ASIA PACIFIC FILM AWARDS
By Siddharth Singh .
1st December 2018 10:30am
‘Manto’, has been one of the most talked about films of the year and as 2018 is about to end, this came out to be on a happy note for the makers of this film. After winning millions of hearts across the globe the film has got one more award this year. Internationally acclaimed Manto, which premiered at the 2018 Cannes festival, is a biographical drama based on the life and times of the celebrated Urdu author Saadat Hasan Manto. It was released in the theatres in September this year.
It’s a double celebration for the team Manto as director Nandita Das was presented the prestigious FIAPF Award for achievement in film in the Asia Pacific region while actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui took home the best actor award at the 12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) in Brisbane, Australia on Thursday.
The Indian actress-filmmaker's second feature Manto, based on the life of legendary Urdu author Saadat Hasan Manto (played by Siddiqui), premiered in UnCertain Regard in Cannes this year and was picked up by festivals including Sydney, Toronto and Busan.
On the other side, Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui who played the titular role shared his feelings on his Instagram, have a look;
Manto (full name Saadat Hasan Manto) was a Pakistani writer, playwright and author born in Ludhiana, British India. Writing mainly in the Urdu language, he produced 22 collections of short stories, a novel, five series of radio plays, three collections of essays, two collections of personal sketches. His best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Manto was known to write about the hard truths of society that no one dared to talk about. He is best known for his stories about the partition of India immediately following independence in 1947.
If you have watched this movie then you all must have an idea that what made this film so special.
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