"The film follows the most tumultuous four years (1946-1950) in the life of maverick writer, Saadat Hasan Manto and that of the two countries he inhabited--India and Pakistan. Manto faces a difficult choice of leaving his beloved Bombay for Lahore. There, he finds himself bereft of friends and work. His anguish finds solace in alcohol and writing but it takes a toll on his health and family. Manto's story is interspersed with his stories creating an authentic and disturbing portrait of the times."--Container.