There was no first day, first show for Nandita Das’ “Manto” in several cities in India including Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Noida, and Ahmedabad.
“Hugely disappointed… Six years of work and many people’s collective intent and commitment was to find its culmination this morning. Am assured by Viacom18 it will be fixed at noon today. Please let us know if it hasn’t been. Spreading Mantoiyat will not stop,”
Theater companies like PVR and Cinepolis also took to their social media accounts. PVR support handle shared, “We would like to inform you that due to some technical glitch, the shows of the movie, ‘Manto’ were canceled. However, we would never want you to miss out on good cinema and are trying our best to bring you the shows of this most awaited movie. Stay tuned to our app/website for latest updates regarding this,”
Cinepolis India came forward and said, “Hi! Apologies! We wish to inform you that we’ve received the print now and we’ll be playing the next show at 1.25 p.m. You can book your tickets for the same via our website/app or at the Box Office,” a post on their official Twitter account read.
The film Manto starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui writer Saadat Hasan Manto traces the life of the famous writer.