Manav Kaul captures anger, frustrations of common man

Manav Kaul captures anger, frustrations of common man

The challenge of remaking a film, particularly one as popular as Saeed Akhtar Mirza’s Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai (1980), is to state the obvious. Soumitra Ranade’s remake, featuring Nandita Das, Manav Kaul, Saurabh Shukla, sets the new generation Albert Pinto in a milieu of capitalist corruption. The trailer of Albert Pinto Ko…

Manav Kaul, Nandita Das lead official remake of Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai

Manav Kaul, Nandita Das lead official remake of Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai

Saeed Akhtar Mirza’s cult 1980 film, Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai, has been remade with Manav Kaul in the lead role. Naseeruddin Shah had played Albert Pinto in the original. Directed by Soumitra Ranade, Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai?, which also stars Nandita Das and Saurabh Shukla, is set to be released on 12…

This generation must get know Manto on a deeper level: Ali Zafar

This generation must get know Manto on a deeper level: Ali Zafar

Pakistani actor-singer Ali Zafar hopes Indian filmmaker Nandita Das’ Manto (2018) is released in Pakistan as he feels the new generation will get a chance to know about the Urdu writer Saadat Haasan Manto on a deeper level. Das is disappointed after learning that Manto did not get clearance for release in Pakistan. Overwhelmed by…

Pakistani activists, writers, artists urge PM to lift ban on Nandita Das’s Manto

Pakistani activists, writers, artists urge PM to lift ban on Nandita Das’s Manto

After Indian actress-filmmaker Nandita Das expressed her disappointment on her film Manto (2018) not getting clearance to be released in Pakistan, the country’s information and broadcasting minister Fawad Chaudhry has extended help with an online petition urging prime minister Imran Khan to lift the ban on its screening. “Disappointed that Manto will not be seen…

Nandita Das surprised by Pakistan censor board calling Manto ‘anti-partition’ film

Nandita Das surprised by Pakistan censor board calling Manto ‘anti-partition’ film

Nandita Das’s Manto released in India on 21 September. Even though it didn’t do very well at the box office, the film was critical appreciated. Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Manto is based on the life of noted Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto, who migrated to Pakistan from India during Partition. Das and her team were hoping for…

Nandita Das at IFFK Day 2

Nandita Das at IFFK Day 2

Day 2 of the 23rd International Film Festival of Kerala yesterday saw actress-director Nandita Das sit down for a conversation with film critic Meena T Pillai on subjects that veered from her film Manto (2018) to feminism and even the Sabarimala issue. Praising the rise of the Women in Cinema Collective in the Malayalam film industry, Nandita…

Nandita Das accepts FIAPF award, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Ivan Ayr honoured

Nandita Das accepts FIAPF award, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Ivan Ayr honoured

The 12th Asia Pacific Screen awards (APSA) were given out today at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) in Brisbane, Australia. The awards ceremony was hosted by Australian actress Sofie Formica and New Zealand actor Cliff Curtis. Five Indian films were nominated alongside films produced from the Asia-Pacific region. They included Nandita Das’s Manto…

Nandita Das to receive FIAPF award at 12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Nandita Das to receive FIAPF award at 12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Indian actress-filmmaker Nandita Das will be honoured with the FIAPF Award at the 12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) on 29 November. Das will receive the FIAPF award by the International Federation of Film Producers’ Associations for achievement in films in the Asia Pacific region, reports Variety.com. She is known for her acting in the…