Friday, 11 May 2018


- Manoj Kulkarni

Author & Playwright..Saadat Hasan Manto!

Today is 106th birth anniversary of one of the great short story writers of South Asia..Saadat Hasan Manto!
Sadiya Siddiqui & Irrfan Khan in film
'Kali Salwar' (2002) made by Fareeda Mehta!
Book of Manto's stories.

An Indo-Pakistani author & playwright Manto known for his strong realistic writing! His outstanding writings includes 22 collections of short stories & 5 series of radio plays! His stories mainly focused on the partition of the subcontinent!

Urdu film 'Manto' (2015) made by 
Pakistani actor-director Sarmad Khoosat!

Some of Manto's contemporary stories adapted for films like 'Kisan Kanya' (1937), 'Apani Nagariya' (1940), 'Shikari' (1946) & 'Kali Salwar' (2002).
Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Nandita Das' movie on Manto!

Biographical Urdu film 'Manto' made in 2015 by Pakistani actor-director Sarmad Khoosat who himself played title role in it!

And now actress-filmmaker Nandita Das made a movie on Manto in which Nawazuddin Siddiqui did title role!

Tribute to Mantosahab!!

- Manoj Kulkarni
['Chitrasrushti', Pune, India]

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