Manto Cast, Crew, Story & Release Date


Manto Wiki, Cast, Crew, Story, Release Date, Trailer Budget, Screen Count: Manto is a biographical historical period drama film based on Saadat Hasan Manto, an Indo-Pakistani author. The main lead is played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui and the movie is slated to release on 17th March 2018. Directed by Nandita Das, she wrote the movie as well as its prelude released on YouTube as well. The movie is produced by Sameer Dixit. Other actors in the movie are Rajshri Deshpande, Rasika Dugal, and Tahir Raj Bhasin.

Manto Story and Plot

The story of the movie revolves around Saadat Hasan Manto and the last seven years of his life. Saadat Hasan Manto is a 20th-century writer who lived in Lahore and Bombay and was connected to the showbiz. The movie depicts the last seven years of his life when he wrote short essays like “Upar, Neechay our Darmiyan”, “License”, “Toba Tek Singh”, “Thanda Gosht” for which he was charged for obscenity.

Manto Cast

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Born on 19th May 1974, Nawazuddin Siddiqui is a well-known Indian actor who has been nominated for series of awards. Married to Anjali Siddiqui, he has 2 children. He has done a phenomenal job in the movies like Kick, The Lunchbox, Black Friday, Mom, Munna Michael and others.

Tahir Raj Bhasin

Tahir acquired a degree in media from Melbourne, Australia and then, debuted in the movie Kismat Love Paisa Dilli in 2012. He has made appearances in movies like Mardaani, One by Two, Kai Po Che!, and others.

Rasika Dugal

Rasika made into showbiz industry in 2007 when she first appeared in soap operas and movies like Qissa and Kshay. She appeared in the movies like Anwar, Tahaan. She also appeared in Permanent Roommates Season 2.

Rajshri Deshpande

The Indian actress is also a theatre artist who has performed significant roles in the movies like Talaash. She highlight her acting skills when she appeared in McMafia, a series by BBC One.

Vijay Verma

Vijay acquired a degree from FTII Pune where he learned acting and then, started his theatre career. He soon shot to fame with the movies ‘Shor’ and then ‘Rangrezz’, ‘Pink’ and few others.

Other Cast

The movie also stars Raghav Dutt as Naushad, Danish Husain as Asad Zaidi and Shashank Arora as the character of Shad Amritsari.

Manto Crew

Sameer Das (Producer)

Sameer Das produced the movie Manto which has been made with a budget between 10 crores to 15 crores. Another movie that he is producing is Tadka starring Tapsee Pannu, Ali Fazal, and Nana Patekar.

Nandita Das (Director & Writer) 

She is a director and actor in the Indian film industry with series of films under the belt such as Firaaq, Kamli, Azhagi, Fire, and others. She has also served as a jury for Cannes Film Festival twice. She was honored by the France Government with the highest civilian award in 2011. She has acted in over 40 films and has lent her voice for audiobooks as well.

Other Crew Members

Abhishek Tripathy, Ankan Ghosh, Vikkey Khan, Radhika Mathura, Pandey Pooka, and other.s

Release Date

Manto starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui will release on 17th March 2018.


The budget of the movie is estimated between  10 crores and 15 crores.

Manto Movie Poster


Manto movie poster



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