Director Nandita Das on the film Manto
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Director Nandita Das on her new film Manto

One of South Asia’s greatest writers of the 20th Century, Saadat Hasan Manto, is the subject of a new film called Manto.

It provides a four year window into his life during the tumultuous partitioning of British colonial India into two new nations - India and Pakistan.

The film, which has been directed by the Indian actress Nandita Das, recently had its world premiere.

Tom Brook reports.

Talking Movies can be seen on BBC World News.

  • 24 May 2018
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