Why did two of Urdu literature’s best writers face a court case for their stories? Watch the play Manto…Ismat Haazir Hain! by Motley Theater Group to find out.
Actors: Heeba Shah, Ankur Vikal, Rakesh Chaturwedi, Darshan Gandas, Imran Rashid
Writer: Saadat Hasan Manto, Ismat Chugtai
Director: Naseeruddin Shah
Manto…Ismat Haazir Hain! features two short stories by Saadat Hasan Manto and one short story and essay by Ismat Chugtai. Naseeruddin Shah has picked up two of the most controversial stories of the writers which almost put them in the prison. The slice-of-life stories revolve around a memory or an incident. What makes them beautiful is the word play. Continue reading