by Subhojit Sanyal  Directed by: Anup Singh Starring: Irrfan Khan, Tillotama Shome, Tisca Chopra How far will you go to […]

Manto – Man With Unprocessed Raw Words

Truth comes with its consequences and that is what happened with Manto too. The pain, agony and shame that he tried to reveal by stripping the unnecessary covers were assumed to be obscene by the society. Manto faced trials in Indian and Pakistan for obscenity for Dhua, Bu, Kaali Salwaar, Khol do, Dhanda Gosht and Upar Neeche Darmiyaan. To all the controversy, Manto’s answer was straight-forward:
“If you cannot bear these stories then the society is unbearable. Who am I to remove the clothes of this society, which itself is naked. I don’t even try to cover it, because it is not my job, that’s the job of dressmakers.”
― Saadat Hasan Manto

The Making of Tamas

Though made in 1988, Tamas needs to be screened again, over all channels, since the message of the story is perhaps far more relevant now than it was then.