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Sarmad Khoosat’s hit 2015 film Manto, featuring superb performances by Saba Qamar, Sania Saeed and the director himself, will be making its way to TV screens as a drama from next month. The film also featured Mahira Khan in a significant role.

Sadat Hasan Manto was one of South Asia’s most controversial and brilliant writers, a columnist as well as a scriptwriter for radio. His story was made into a film by ace writer, director, and actor Sarmad Khoosat, with high acclaim from audiences and critics. Airing from 3rd November, Manto the drama will play on Geo TV every Friday, giving those who missed the film a great opportunity to catch the iconic writer’s tales and life story on screen.

Also read: 5 (Manto) minutes with Mahira Khan

Previously, films like Bin Roye have also made their way to television as dramas and have done even better than they did on the big screen. Will Manto’s TV run be even more successful and better executed than the film itself? We’ll have to watch to find out.

You can watch the trailer for the drama below: