Manto to Be Screened at Several Ivy Institutions

Sarmad Sultan Khoosat’s Manto is on a roll by winning some groundbreaking accolades. After breaking records in Pakistan, the magnum opus is set to take the US by storm.

Before its theatrical release, Manto will be screened at the world’s major academic institutions, including Harvard, Columbia, Yale and University of California, Berkeley during a 10-day tour from October 16 to October 25.

The biopic had a full house screening at the Washington DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF) last month.

Writer Saadat Hasan Manto was infamous for digging deep into the society, unfurling facets that most people chose to keep hidden and his biopic does justice to his struggles.

Featuring an all-star cast with director Sarmad Khoosat portraying the enigmatic writer himself, Mein Manto also stars Sania Saeed as Saadat Hasan Manto’s wife and Saba Qamar as Noor Jehan. Humayun Saeed, Savera Nadeem and Faisal Qureshi will be seen in cameos playing the roles of famous personalities of that era.

Khoosat will also be present at all the screenings to answer queries.


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