Humayun Saeed & Aisha Khan Promote 'MANTO' Movie In 'Utho Geo Pakistan'
On Thursday, 6th August, Nueplex Cinemas was a ‘Blue Carpet’ affair. The agenda for the evening was GEO Entertainment’s Quarter Launch & first look of MANTO. The Film which was set to screen inside the cinema hall.
“MANTO”, presented by Babar Javed, is a GEO Films Production about writer Saadat Hasan Manto played by Sarmad Sultan Khoosat, director of Humsafar. The film will depict the life of Manto, and will showcase certain points in his life which spark his inspiration and kalam.
Stories about Noor Jehan, played by Saba Qamar, and about the madari (monkey master), played by Mahira Khan, were highlighted and built up the anticipation for the film. The film will also showcase Sania Saeed as Manto’s wife and Nimra Bucha as his parchai, and we will delve into his life and mind set.
Cinema screening at Nueplex included a teaser of a rendition of “MehramDilaan De Mahi”, tribute to poet Shiv Kumar Batavi, performed by MeeshaShafi, acclaimed music artist who was present at the event. The song is soulful, and gaveus chills.
The singer is shown dressed in a classic black off-shoulder dress while she performs on screen. The film has music by Ali Sethi, “AahKoChahiye” as well as collaboration with Zeb Bangash“Kya Hoga”; a fun and upbeat tune.
Also, Javed Bashir’s “Kon Hai YehGustakh” is full of emotions and is shown alongside Manto’s life story which gives us a fitting story. The final songs were shown as the first look of MANTO the Film.
Alongside MANTO, GEO Entertainment gave the audience a preview of the drama serials which have launched this quarter; these include ‘DilIshq’, ‘Ishqa Waay’, ‘SHE’, and ‘Dua’. GEO, after much backlash, has turned them-selves around.
Their dramas have gone up a notch, and bring us stories which are relatable and draw the audience in. Cast members of GEO & MANTO present at the event included Aijaz Aslam, Sarmad Khoosat, Rabab Hashim, Ushna Shah, Sami Khan, Junaid Khan, Hina Bayat, Nadia Afgan, Meesha Shafi and Nimra Bucha among others.
Zamad Baig, artist behind OSTs of ‘DilIshq’&‘Ishqa Waay’, first Pakistan Idol winner was also present at the event. Other celebrities at this star-studded event included Tapu Javeri, Nausheen Shah, Ekra Fayz, Amna Ilyas, Sarwat Gillani, Gohar Rasheed, Shamoon Abbasi, Hira Tareen, and Ali Safina among others.
Styling was handled by international celebrity stylist Ehtisham Ansari. Make-up & Hair by N-Pro. Anoushey Ashraf was the official carpet host. The PR and event was being managed by Phegency PR & Events.