Imagine going to see a first-day showing of the year’s most anticipated film only to be unable to view the second half due to a technical fault.
This is precisely what happened at a screening of SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus RRR at a California theatre. The first half of the film was shown in the theatre, but not the second, according to a film reviewer who tweeted about the occurrence today.
Anupama Chopra wrote, “First time this has happened! Went to Cinemark North Hollywood #firstdayfirstshow of #RRR. Saw first half but not second because theatre had not ingested it,”
She went on to say that the manager had not been informed that there was more.
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Another user wrote, “same here @cinemark mesa, first show of #RRR waited 20min at interval and second half wont start, later was told it was corrupted. watching second time again.”
RRR is a made-up drama written in the 1920s. The movie is based on two freedom fighters – Komaram Bheem and Alluri Seetharamaraju, who fought against the British Raj and Nizam of Hyderabad.
After making edits, the film starring Jr NTR and Ram Charan was reduced to 3 hours and 1 minute. The previous version lasted 3 hours and 56 minutes.
Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, Samuthirakani, Ray Stevenson, and Olivia Morris also star in the film. It was reportedly made on a 336-crore budget.