MANTO'S WORLD

MANTOSTAAN

By Rahat KAZMI

RAHAT KAZMI FILMS / INDIAN FILM STUDIOS - as PROD

True Story - Completed 2015

Based on burning stories on India- Pakistan partition by legendary Urdu writer Saadat Hassan Manto.

Festivals
& Awards

marche du film 2016
screening on 14th and 16th May
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • True Story, Drama
    • Countries
    • INDIA
    • Languages
    • HINDI
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 92 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Rahat KAZMI
    • Synopsis
    • MANTOSTAAN is a dark satire based on four burning and the most controversial short stories (Khol DO, Thanda Ghosht, Assignment and Aakhri Salute) of Legendary Urdu writer Saadat Hassan Manto. Stories are set in 1947 India Pakistan partition time throwing a spotlight on most inhuman side of human beings.

      Manto’s Characters take you to a very dark satirical world where his characters grab your breath by portraying darkness yet innocence, gritty yet humorous at parts… MANTOSTAAN talks about the sufferings of common people and how the most beautiful creature called human being turns into the ugliest.

      BACKGROUND:
      In the riots, which preceded the partition in the Punjab Province, between 200,000 and 2,000,000 people were killed in the retributive genocide between the religions, estimates 14 million Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims were displaced during the partition; it was the largest mass migration in human history.

      “Hindustan had become free. Pakistan had become independent soon after its inception but man was still slave in both these countries -- slave of prejudice … slave of religious fanaticism … slave of barbarity and inhumanity.”
      ― Saadat Hasan Manto
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