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Trailer of Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Manto released

The trailer of Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Manto has been released. The movie follows the life of Saadat Hasan Manto, a famous poet who is an important figure in Urdu literature. Nawazuddin Siddiqui, one of the most versatile actors in the Indian film industry, is playing the role of an author who was brutally honest and truthful…

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‘Thackeray’ star apologizes to former girlfriends

The versatile Indian actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has apologized to his former girlfriends for portraying them in his memoir. Siddiqui’s book An Ordinary Life: A Memoir was released in India last year. In an interview with Scroll.in, Nawazuddin Siddiqui said it was “a bad experience in his life” and he made a huge mistake. “I have…

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Nandita Das visits Pakistan after nine years

KARACHI: Nandita Das came to Pakistan after a period of nine years. The actress is in Karachi to attend the Pakistan International Film Festival. Speaking to media, Das said that the ban on Pakistan artists in India must be lifted.  She added, “There should be no barriers in the way of art”. “I have come…

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays Manto in an Indian film

By Zeresch Gill Bollywood’s method actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is all set to play the character of South Asia’s infamous writer Sadat Hassan Manto in a film directed by Nandita Das. After the huge success of Sarmad Sultan Khoosat’s Manto, fans are going Ga Ga over another piece of art associated with the works of this…

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A Moment of Reflection

In light of the recent ban on Bollywood films in Pakistani cinemas, the cinema authorities have decided to screen the highest grossing Lollywood films in cinema houses all across the country again. This could be a blessing in disguise for the films this side of the border which were overshadowed in the past by Indian…

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Nawazuddin excited to play Manto in upcoming biopic

MUMBAI: Acclaimed actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is all set to play the role of famous Urdu short-story writer Saadat Hassan Manto, in a project by actress-cum-filmmaker Nandita Das, sources report. The movie, titled ‘Manto’, will be tracing the life and struggles faced by the prolific writer, as he challenged sensibilities in his graphic and explicit tales…

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The year that was 2015- An Overview

    Like many previous years 2015 is bidding farewell to us leaving bundle of memories in its golden chest. Well, all of us would agree on the note that this year managed its best to make it to the headlines. Thus it was really a newsmaker! The last 12 months comprised of all highs…

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Famous short story writer Saadat Hasan Manto being remembered

Staff ReportKARACHI: A great Urdu-language short story writer of South Asia, Saadat Hasan Manto, is being remembered today (Saturday) on his death anniversary.Saadat Hasan Manto, was born on May 11, 1912. During his early days he met an itinerant journalist, Abdul Bari Alig, who soon changed the young man's imaginary dabbling with genuine interest in…

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Short-story writer Manto being remembered today

Staff ReportKARACHI: One of great short story-writers Saadat Hasan Manto is being remembered on his death anniversary today (Friday).Saadat Hasan Manto, a great short story writer of South Asia in Urdu, was born on May 11, 1916. Upon Abdul Bari Alig’s motivation Manto attempted Urdu translation of The Last Days of Condemned. Manto completed the…

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Manto’s drama—Toba Tek Singh

Saadat Hasan Manto’s drama Toba Tek Singh was presented at Lahore’s Alhamra Arts Council. Muhammed Qurban reports.

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Manto’s 100th birthday

Mashkoor Ali reports from Islamabad about 100 birthday of Urdu’s great writer Saadat Hasan Manto.

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Saadat Manto being remembered today

Famed man of letter from Pakistan Saadat Hasan Mando is being remembered on his 100th birthday today.

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True respect requires action on court orders: Manto

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Renowned law expert Abid Hasan Manto Monday said the rulers were lost in their conceit, believing that they will remind judges of their favors on them (judges) and the matter will dissolve into thin air.Talking to SAMAA TV, he said the respect for the judiciary is not just honoring the judges; instead, the…

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Story writer Saadat Hasan Manto’s anniversary today

Staff ReportKARACHI: One of the finest fine short story writers in Urdu literature Saadat Hasan Manto is being remembered on his death anniversary today (Wednesday).Saadat Hasan Manto, a great short story writer of South Asia in Urdu, was born on May 11, 1912. During his early days he met an itinerant journalist, Abdul Bari Alig,…

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Saadat Hasan Manto

Nusrat Wasi from Karachi highlights the work of famous short story writer, Saadat Hasan Manto.

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Saadat Hasan Manto being remembered today

Staff ReportKARACHI: Saadat Hasan Manto, a great short story writer of South Asia in Urdu, is being remembered today after 56 years on his death anniversary.Manto was born on May 11, 1912. During his early days, he met an itinerant journalist, Abdul Bari Alig, who soon changed the young man's imaginary dabbling with revolution into…

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Sadat Hussan Manto’s birthday – SAMAA VIDEO

Shahzad Pasha reports on the profile and his contribution to literature. (May 11, 2010)

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Manto’s 98th death anniversary today

Staff Report LAHORE: Twentieth century’s revolutionary literary icon Saadat Hasan Manto’s 98th death anniversary is being observed today (Tuesday). Manto is best known for his Urdu short stories 'Bu', 'Khol Do', 'Thanda Gosht' and ‘Toba Tek Singh'. Manto was also a film and radio scriptwriter, and journalist. In his short life, he published twenty-two collections…

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