Date & Time

Thu 16th March 2017
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM



The birth of Mantostaan lends its foundations to a deep historical mosaic of four of the most controversial and burning short stories dictated by legendary and critically acclaimed Urdu writer, Saadat Hassan Manto (Khol DO, Thanda Ghosht, Assignment and Aakhri Salute).


Haunting yet humorous, this dark satire unveils the gritty side of human beings that exhaled from the 1947 India-Pakistan partition. Encountering extreme and irrevocable incidents of terror and bloodshed, we endure the sufferings of the common man and learn of how human beings are their own enemy. Friend or foe.

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Followed by Q&A with Director and Cast

Cast: Raghuvir Yadav, Sonal Sehgal, Veerendra Saxeena, Rahat Kazmi, Raina Bassnet, Shoib Shah, Tariq Khan, Sakshi Bhat and many more
Country: India
Running time: 92 mins
Year: 2016
Language: Urdu
Subtitles: English

Director: Rahat Kazmi

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Rahat Kazmi was born at in Jammu and Kashmir state of Indian side. He belongs to a family of Sufi poets and spiritual personalities in the state. His grandfather (mother’s father) late Walayat Ali Shah Bukhari was a well known Sufi poet, a spiritual personality and a great socialist. Rahat started writing poetry in his grandfather’s guidance and the later stared writing stories also.

Rahat’s flair for udru poetry and storytelling brought him in film line. Rahat started his career by writing and directing for local doordarshan channel of Jammu and later he shifted to Mumbai and started a serial “Tamanna in 2002-3 for DD Metro

Later Rahat joined ETV Urdu channel and worked as in house director for almost three years and directed almost 300 episodes of different programmes for ETV URDU channel.

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