Following a full house show at the Washington DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF) last month, Sarmad Sultan Khoosat’s biopic Manto is now headed to screen at leading varsities in United States, Harvard, Columbia and Yale.
Before its theatrical release in the US, Manto will also be shown at the University of California, Berkeley, Georgetown University and University of Texas, Austin.
The film — which has earned rave reviews from the audience and critics alike — depicts the life of iconoclast Urdu short story writer Manto, whose life and work are still discussed and read widely all over the world. The film not only shows aspects of Manto’s life but also brings to life some of his famous tales like Khol Do, Toba Tek Singh, Oopar Neeche aur Darmiyan and Thanda Gosht.
Like the previous screening at DCSAFF, the director Sarmad who plays Manto in the film will be present to answer questions raised by audience members.