Trailer of film Main Manto is screened to limited audience

Trailer of film Main Manto is screened to limited audience

‘Main Manto’ is a much anticipated film based on the life of famous literary figure and short story writer Saadat Hassan Manto. The movie is directed by Sarmad Sultan Khoosat who is also playing the lead role of Manto, Saba Qamar and Mahira Khan are the other cast members, thats it, lately nothing has been noticed with regards to this film in print, electronic or social media. However at a recently concluded Islamabad Literary Festival, the extended trailer of this film is presented to audience. As reported by English Daily The News, ‘Sharp cinematography and stellar performances really had many counting on the flick to add substantially to the clichéd ‘revival of cinema’ in Pakistan. Apparently, the film had struck quite some chords’. The trailer was praised by audience as well as participants including Faryal Gauhar and Sahira Kazmi. As per same report, the film is lined up to release in July 2014. In between the lines the report also mentions bold subject of this film by saying ‘Main Manto comes out in July this year, hopefully not to a burnt or vandalised cinema’.

Here is full content from English Daily The News

“But perhaps the best part of this cinematic fervour was the extended trailer of Sarmad Khoosat’s upcoming ‘Manto-opus’ called Main Manto. Sharp cinematography and stellar performances really had many counting on the flick to add substantially to the clichéd ‘revival of cinema’ in Pakistan. Apparently, the film had struck quite some chords. Feryal Gauhar stood up at the end of the trailer and said, “Manto tou zinda hai, per main marr gayi thi kya? Mujhe kyun nahen liya iss mein?!” Sahira Kazmi went to Khoosat to congratulate him, and insisted that she be shown the film as soon as possible. Main Manto comes out in July this year, hopefully not to a burnt or vandalised cinema. – See more at: http://magazine.thenews.com.pk/mag/detail_article.asp?id=7819&magId=11#sthash.sEd9M0Us.dpuf”

Source: http://magazine.thenews.com.pk/mag/detail_article.asp?id=7819&magId=11

Rashid Nazir Ali