Nawazuddin Siddiqui is one of the notable actors of Bollywood who has proved his mettle in acting with his versatile roles he played so far in all his movies. The actor who belongs to a non-filmy background made his way to the entertainment world on his own terms. And today, with his sheer dedication and hard work, he is working with biggest of Bollywood celebrities.
The actor’s recent release Manto has got everyone praising for him. Nawaz is a terrific actor and with Manto, we can say that he can do justice to any kind of roles he is offered. In Manto, the actor plays the titular role of Saadat Hasan Manto who is Indian-Pakistani iconoclast writer.
The film’s trailer recevied a great response and so is the film. Directed by ace director Nandita Das, who has previously helmed Firaaq, Manto is a must-watch film.
The film clashed with mainstream film Batti Gul Meter Chalu which stars popular celebrities Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor and Yami Gautam in the lead roles. So obviously the film is going to face a tough competition.
Manto will have to generate considerable post-release buzz to stay in the race since trade analysts are predicting a good opening for Batti Gul Meter Chalu.
Film critic Shubra Gupta gave mixed review for Manto and said, “There is a gap, a curious distance, between the vision and the execution, and much of the film, including Nawaz, resides in it. There is no other actor who could have done this role; he looks the part—crumpled kurta, thick-framed glasses, stained teeth, and sounds just right too. The wry humour, the bitterness and frustration, qualities which permeate the author’s work, are only visible in flashes, though. The outline is there, but the filling is patchy. You keep wanting more. Both from him. And the film.”