MANAM(2014)

3.8/5

Reviews Counted: 33
Total Reviews: 34

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Average Rating: 4.08/5
Reviews Counted: 13

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MANAM is directed by Vikram Kumar(Ishq fame), This film starrs 3 generations of Akkineni's Nageswara Rao, Nagarjuna and Naga Chaitanya in lead roles. Manam also features Shriya Saran and Samantha paired opposite Nagarjuna and Naga Chaitanya respectively. The film’s dialogues are written by Harshavardan while Anoop Rubens will handle music.Manam is the last movie of Legendary ANR.

Release Date :23/05/2014

Critic Reviews (34)
ReleaseDay.com
Rating: 4.25/5
Dr. ANR is one of the founding fathers of the Telugu Film Industry as we know it today. ‘Manam’ is his last film and everyone wanted it to be special, as a tribute to the Legendary actor. The movie does not disappoint. Dr. ANR’s presence, top notch performances from the lead cast, clever narration and excellent direction from Vikram Kumar make this film a very memorable one for Telugu cinema lovers. Don’t miss this gem.
Telugu123
Rating: 4.0/5
On the whole, very rarely does one get to see a beautiful film like Manam. It is perhaps the best gift that the Akkineni family has given to the legendary ANR. Right from the word go, Manam entertains you to the core. Be it ANR and Chaitanya’s comedy scenes to Nag and Shriya’s romance, this film has it all. Manam makes everyone sit right up, and puts Telugu cinema on to another pedestal. Go join the celebration with your entire family, and enjoy the feeling of togetherness
TeluguCinemas.in
Rating: 4.0/5
Manam Movie will Reach Your Expectations , This movie is Pakka Entertainer with All Elements You should Watch it With Your Family Manam is A real Tribute to Anr And one of the Best Movie From Akkineni Family Watch it Iam sure You will Enjoy and like It
NowRunning
Rating: 4.0/5
Manam is a classical family entertainer which takes you to a ride of all the emotions. The film is a fitting tribute to the Legendary actor ANR and as well as the 100 years of Indian Cinema.
Indiaglitz
Rating: 4.0/5
ANR saying to Chai, "Prathi vadu tagi Devadas antadu," is such a treat to watch. Yes, ANR takes pride in boozing here!All the main characters have a meaningful place in the story. The climax gives that surreal feel and is well-written by Vikram
Gulte
Rating: 4.0/5
Manam is entirely different film from the movies our Telugu audience gets to see. It is hard to imagine such a plot and visualize it to the perfection. Director Vikram Kumar surely made one of the best movies of this era. Manam has some magical moments throughout the film that will make you cheer the characters and their emotions
Telugu.way2movies
Rating: 4.0/5
Manam- A wholesome family entertainer that will be remembered for years to come… ANRliveson
Idlebrain
Rating: 4.0/5
When business is driving content in contemporary Telugu films, Nagarjuna has dared to make a content oriented film that will definitely drive the business for it. I have seen such a pleasant-looking Nagarjuna on screen after Manmadhudu in this movie. Though the story is new, Manam is not an experiment. It’s an entertainer with romantic comedy and a bit of heart-touching emotion. From a regular moviegoer point of view, I would love to have more gripping pre-climax scenes. I strongly recommend Manam film to everybody. Go and watch it. It’s an entertainer!!!.
Greatandhra
Rating: 4.0/5
The film is a befitting answer to all those people who complain that the Telugu directors do not touch different subjects. In fact, Manam is one-of-its-kind film in the history of Indian cinema. The director narrates a complex plot with simplicity. His film has emerged from a simple thought – How would it be if human love is passed on from one life to another? But the way Vikram handled the plot shows his sheer genius. Hats off to the director for the way he uses the clock tower and 10.20 time to link the story.
TeluguMoviesNow
Rating: 4.0/5
Amala, Amitabh Bachchan, Neethu Chandra and Lavanya Tripathy. The speciality of Manam is Akhil Akkineni’s grand debut. No debut hero can get this kind of debut and his screen presence and timing are perfect. Akhil introduction was shot very well. The film is a perfect feast for Akkineni fans and Telugu cinema Lovers.
Andhrawishesh
Rating: 4.0/5
When every actor in a film puts their life in it, the movie will be celebration to watch. Manam falls in the same genre. Go watch for ANR and the Akkineni family.
CineCorn
Rating: 4.0/5
Director Vikram K Kumar has taken a complicated plot and narrated it in a very simple and yet effective way and for this he deserves great credit. Because this story could very well have gone way above our head making us deemed unintelligent for not getting it in the hands of an incapable hands or had it not be visualized properly.
CineForest
Rating: 4.0/5
Overall the film is good to watch for all ages and it entertain everybody 100%.
TollyView
Rating: 4.0/5
Bringing the three generation actors together and that too with a novel yet contemporary story like Manam is not an easy job and kudos to Vikram Kumar who has done a wonderful job making it such simplified. Despite different threads and time periods from 1930's to 2013, each and every relation has been handled effectively without confusion.
TeluguMovie.Co
Rating: 4.0/5
Bringing the three generation actors together and that too with a novel yet contemporary story like Manam is not an easy job and kudos to Vikram Kumar who has done a wonderful job making it such simplified. Despite different threads and time periods from 1930's to 2013, each and every relation has been handled effectively without confusion.
SupergoodMovies
Rating: 4.0/5
On the whole, very rarely does one get to see a beautiful film like Manam. It is perhaps the best gift that the Akkineni family has given to the legendary ANR. Right from the word go, Manam entertains you to the core. Be it ANR and Chaitanya’s comedy scenes to Nag and Shriya’s romance, this film has it all. Manam makes everyone sit right up, and puts Telugu cinema on to another pedestal.
Chitramala
Rating: 4.0/5
Manam created headlines for several positive reasons. Mainly, it has been hyped the most because it features three generation stars of Akkineni family, which is happening for the first time in the Indian cinema. This is the last movie of late legendary actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao, who died of cancer on January 22.
Tollywood.net
Rating: 4.0/5
Vikram Kumar should be given credit for making the last film of Akkineni Nageswara Rao. Hope in coming years he make such good family movies which should be appreciated by each and everybody.
Cineoutlook
Rating: 3.75/5
Go Watch it.
EenaduCinema.com
Rating: 3.75/5
Ishq fame Vikram Kumar’s direction is topnotch; he penned a good story and also executed it very beautifully. He should get accolades for making a film that is far away from current mass masala genre. Vikram Kumar squeezed best performances from the lead cast and also showcased impeccable chemistry between them. He weaved the film’s story with right mix of love, comedy, romance and emotions and finally carved a beautiful family entertainer ‘Manam’ that will be surely remembered as one of the best movies of present Telugu cinema.
BharatStudent
Rating: 3.75/5
Heart touching and exhilarating family entertainer, dare not miss it!!
AndhraBuzz
Rating: 3.75/5
In which category does ‘Manam’ fit? Classic or Masterpiece or Trendsetter? If there is one film in the recent past that fits into all these slots, It’s definitely ‘Manam’ which is a fitting farewell for Akkineni Nageswar Rao. The Legendary Actor couldn’t have asked for more even if he was alive Today.
Tollywoodandhra
Rating: 3.5/5
Manam is a perfect classic film from the stable of Akkinenis. The movie is an emotional journey all the way with literally everything associated with it working well. It is a perfect tribute to Legendary actor, ANR from his family. Lets send in our tribute by watching the Legend for one last time!
TeluguOne
Rating: 3.5/5
Director Vikram needs to be appreciated for bringing up a new concept like Manam and executing it so well. He made sure to extract the best from every artist in terms of performance. Although, a little magic was missing for a film that involves three generations of the Akkineni clan, it gets compensated by the story itself.
Telugucinema
Rating: 3.5/5
First things first. Manam is nothing short of classic and certainly a rich tribute to legendary actor ANR. Director Vikram Kumar holds sway in each and every department and that makes the film a masterpiece. Scenes involving all three generation stars ANR, Nagarjuna and Naga Chaitanya are the best part of the film. Their larger-than-life roles do the magic. Samantha fills the gap of galamour quotient in the film whereas Shriya sticks to her performance.
The Times Of India
Rating: 3.5/5
The filmmaker ensured there's plenty of happy nostalgia to dig into. Also the humor that arises when you have Naga Chaitanya addressing Nagarjuna as Nageshwar Rao, and ANR as Chaitanya is hard to miss. By the way Naga Chaitanya plays a college student, Nagarjuna! As for Nageshwar, he happens to be a billionaire businessman, who is convinced Nagarjuna is his late dad reborn that he reckons his dead mother also must be reborn and goes out looking for her. And Chaitanya has similar feeling about Nageshwar. Confusing right? But that's crux of the film, which we cannot reveal.
Myfirstshow
Rating: 3.5/5
Vikram Kumar wove a web of emotions and complimented it with comedy to come with a master class Manam. The film will mesmerise everyone. Though the film pace dipped a bit sometimes, sudden burst of comedy scenes erased those feelings. The way Vikram Kumar narrated the complex story of birth and re-birth speaks volumes about his talent. His screenplay and direction is very good.
TeluguMirchi
Rating: 3.5/5
The film begins with telling the story of a couple in 1983. Radha Mohan (Nag Chaitanya) and Krishnaveni (Samantha) gets married. They are blessed with a baby boy, named as Bittu alias Nageshwar Rao (Nagarjuna). Later, differences start between them and they decide to get separated. While going to meet the lawyer on February 14th, they meet with an accident and get killed.
apherald
Rating: 3.5/5
Manam, Vikram Kumar's latest film is different from the recent films released in Tollywood. Positives of the film are Lead Performances, Anup Rubens, Cinematography, Akhil Akkineni and Conclusion. On the flip side dragged second half and forced comedy. On the whole, Manam is one of the best films that emerged out of Telugu cinema in a long time. Make sure you put down Manam on your to do list this weekend.
FilmCircle
Rating: 3.5/5
More than a film, Manam is a magical experience. It is a decent farewell to one of the legendary careers of Indian Cinema. Other than being ANR’s last film, Manam has got hundred other reasons to wach it. Don’t miss this romantic comedy drama
Tupaki.com
Rating: 3.5/5
No dearth in Entertainment!ANR Lives ON!
Cinejosh
Rating: 3.25/5
In one line…after a very long gap, I’ve seen a true Telugu film made everything on innovative format. May it be story based on Past Life Regression or penetrative treatment or polished narration, everything is working positive here. Coming to disadvantages, there is a need for plenty of portions in second half to get immediately trimmed. In fact, this is the reason why runtime touched 160+ minutes which is too high. Joining scenes between Nag, Shriya were repetitive and boring. Into pre climax and climax, suddenly all the performances become plastic. Although Akhil’s entry wasn’t much needed, Vikram Kumar is a winner from Fans point of view.
AndhraHeadlines
Rating: 3.25/5
Manam is a treat for ANR fans and is a perfect tribute to the great soul. Vikram Kumar came with near perfect script loaded with full of emotions to appeal to all sections of people. He with his screenplay and direction emerged successful in presenting the film as a master piece
The Hindu
Rating: --
Manam begins with Bittoo’s birthday. He is six years old and his parents have surprises for him. The year is 1983 and the date, February 13. Cut the superstition and the surprise comes in when we learn that Naga Chaitanya (Radha Mohan) and Samantha (Krishnaveni) are Bittoo’s parents. That’s the first clue to reveal that the movie has a different formula. While the mind is buzzing with ‘Why isn’t it Nagarjuna?’ we stay with the proceedings and witness Bittoo’s birthday celebrations.
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  • rohit sriram
    rohit sriram
    not a convincing story
    February 08, 2015
  • Vuppala Naveen
    Vuppala Naveen
    soo late i posted but it is awesome movie for ever and ever...!!!!!!!!!!!
    January 29, 2015
  • P.V. Ramakrishna
    P.V. Ramakrishna
    The plot is not a practicle and convincing plot. There is no meaniful message except drinking, smoking and students to be loafers. Akkineni should have left a everlasting noble message for viewers being the last film. I feel Akkineni's should do better films going forward as this centers around womanizing and no noble messages.
    June 01, 2014
  • naresh chowdary
    naresh chowdary
    No words to say.........You just feel the movie......it was excellant movie...........must watch
    May 30, 2014
  • Pillai Ramadorai
    Pillai Ramadorai
    Was luck to get a premier show ticket.Saw all the stars yesterday. Movie was brilliant. Telugu movie industry has reached a new level.Good Direction. All the actors did justice.Back ground music was nice.
    May 23, 2014
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