Rapper Raftaar Manto music video
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Filmmaker Nandita Das’ upcoming biographical drama based on the life of the Indo-Pakistani author, writer and playwright, Saadat Hasan Manto is all set to hit the silver screens this month.

As the release date of ‘Manto’ is approaching, its makers have roped in rapper Raftaar for a music video in an attempt to connect the film with today’s youth. A report in Mumbai Mirror states that a rap song will be introduced by the makers which will feature Raftar and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.


Confirming the news, the rapper told the tabloid, “I know about Manto, his work and struggles in jail when he was incarcerated for writing unabashedly, so when the makers reached out to me with this concept I was really excited. They wanted me to do this song to bridge the gap between the writer, who passed away in 1955, and the kids today, as nothing much has changed in terms of the mindset over the years.”


Talking about the song, Raftaar revealed, “The song is my version of ‘Aaj Ka Manto’. We have called it ‘Mantoyat’, a representation of his ideas. We are shooting at a warehouse kind of a setup with Nawaz bhai delivering his dialogues, which I follow up with rap verses.

Interestingly, the song is even written by Raftaar and he has composed it along with Sneha Khanwalkar, the music composer of the film.

We are looking forward to the release of this music video. What about you guys?

Also starring Rasika Dugal, Javed Akhtar, Rishi Kapoor, Tahir Raj Bhasin among others, ‘Manto’ is all set to hit the silver screens on September 21.

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