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Pankaj Kapur's Toba Tek Singh to play on Zindagi- Cinema express

Pankaj Kapur's Toba Tek Singh to play on Zindagi 

Directed by Ketan Mehta, the film is based on Saadat Hasan Manto's famous short story 

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Published: 12th August 2022

Zindagi has announced the Indian television premiere of Ketan Mehta's Toba Tek Singh.

Based on Saadat Hasan Manto's famous short story, the film is set during the Partition, and captures Bishan Singh’s (Pankaj Kapur) journey from sanity to a mental asylum that began from his village. The film is set to premiere on Zindagi’s DTH platforms Tata Play, Dish TV and D2H on August 14 at 8 pm. It had previously released on ZEE5 in 2018.

On working on the film, Pankaj Kapoor shared, "Toba Tek Singh is one of the most outstanding pieces of writing on partition. I think Saadat Hasan Manto has done his bit by writing this brilliant story and I must congratulate Director Ketan Mehta and Zee (Zindagi) for bringing this film to the audiences.

Ketan Mehta, who last directed Manjhi – The Mountain Man in 2015, said, "Toba Tek Singh has been one of my favourite stories since my college days. It raises fundamental issues about humanity and the idea of freedom. Toba Tek Singh is an absurd story where situations are quiet extreme, crazy, funny and tragic... The 75th Independence Day makes for a very apt occasion for the television premiere of the film.”

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