The 66th National Awards Neglects Nawazuddin Siddiqui For Manto While He Receives Global Acceptance

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Here’s Why Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Manto Doesn’t Have Violent Scenes!

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who portrayed the role of Saadat Hasan Manto in his biopic titled Manto, the legend who gave the world a modern take on Urdu literature with the ultimate panache, was the representative of honesty in the true sense and the actor won hearts with his originality but it has come as a surprise that he didn’t receive any mention in the recently held 66th National Awards.

It is not a lesser known fact that Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is known for his craft globally enthralled the audience with his stellar performance in Manto, where he plays the titular role of an Indo- Pakistani Urdu author-writer, Saadat Hasan Manto.

However, the film was selected at Cannes under UnCertain Regard Category. Not only Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s performance was lauded in heap by the International press such as Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Screen Daily etc. but also been compared to Marcello Mastrioni, the Italian Great. Nawaz also went onto won the Best Actor for the film at the prestigious Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

Even the film is highly critically acclaimed among the Indian press. Leading media publications like NDTV, Film Companion, Firstpost, Indian Express, The Asian Age, TOI, Book My Show among many more appreciated Nawaz’s brilliant portrayal in the film.

The National Awards are considered to be the top notch in our country and both critics and fans have high regards for it. Declared for Indian films every year, National Awards holds the distinction of awarding merit to the best of art form of Indian Cinema in each language.

The Indian film and the actor, which garnered so much attention round the globe doesn’t deserve a mention in our own country? It is such a sad state of awards in our country in today’s day and time. It is easy to say that the National Awards are biased towards commercial cinema.

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