In spite of prevalently positive reviews, Manto is fated to end up as another Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer adored by the critics but dismissed by the audience. The worrying factor is that the few among urban audiences who generally emerge for such films and have seen Manto, don’t have flattering things to say about it, suggesting that Director Nandita Das has made an extremely niche and arty film, alienating most among the common public, which reflects in its box-office collection.
Manto failed to touch a crore on a songle day over its opening weekend, resulting in a deplorable total of Rs. 2 crore nett so far. Going by its first weekend performance, it looks unlikely that the film will retain all its shows through the weekdays as the business seems to have been exhausted.
|Day-Wise||Nett Collection (INR)|
|Day One (Friday)||50 lakh|
|Day Two (Saturday)||70 lakh|
|Day Three (Sunday)||80 lakh|
Manto is a total washout, and perhaps, its time that such excessively arty films, which realistically can be enjoyed only by the sensibilities of a select few, find alternative release options like digital platforms, where they’re bound to get a better reception and cut their losses.
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Disclaimer: Our box-office figures have been compiled from reliable sources and our own extensive research, and are indicative of the film’s performance in the trade. However, Movified doesn’t claim any legitimacy over the accuracy of the data, and cannot be held responsible for any discrepancy in the same.