Manam is one of the most-talked about and highly-awaited Telugu movies of 2014. The film has created lot of positive buzz in the media and that is due to two main reasons. Firstly, it brings together the three generations stats like Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Nagarjuna and Naga Chaitanya to big screen. Secondly, it is the last movie of late legendary actor ANR, who passed away on January 22, 2014.
Written and directed by Ishq fame Vikram Kumar,
Manam is a comedy period drama, which spans 100 years
lying between 1920 and 2020 with a reincarnation angle in it and is
based on the concept of eternal love. The film unit has taken
special care to recreate the yesteryear ambience perfectly.
Especially, Vikram Kumar has worked with utmost care so that he
would get even minor details right.
Produced by Akkineni Nagarjuna, Manam has been made on
a whopping budget under the banner of Annapurna Studios. It is
touted as a befitting send off and Nag's tribute to his late father
Akkineni Nageswara Rao. The makers of Manam have kept the
story under wraps. They say that the film is based on a very simple
premise and letting it out will just take the whole fun out of the
Manam went on floors on 7 June 2013 and its shooting
ended in the last week of April 2014. Having completed its post
production works, the movie has bagged a U/A certificate from the
Censor Board. The producers have made grand arrangements for its
worldwide release. It will have a grand premiere in Hyderabad on
May 22 and on the same day, it will grace the screens in USA. It is
scheduled to release in India on May 23.
As per its promo video and the hype surrounding it,
Manam boasts of many positive aspects, which will help the
movie to become the biggest money spinner at the Box Office. We
bring you 20 reasons on why you should watch Manam.
Continue to see them in the slideshow.
Manam - ANR's Last Film
Late Akkineni Nageshwara Rao is a legendary actor, who is
probably only actor who acted for 70 years (1944 to 2014) in 100
years of Indian cinema. He has found a permanent place in the
hearts of the viewers. Manam happens to be his last film,
which is the biggest reason to watch the film.
Three Generation Stars In Manam
In 100 years of Indian cinema, Manam is probably the
only film to feature actors of three generation together on big
screen. Three generation actors from Akkineni family like Nageswara
Rao, Nagarjuna and Naga Chaitanya are playing the lead roles. It is
the second big reason why you should not miss watching the
Nagarjuna-Shriya's Chemistry In Manam
ANR's son Akkineni Nagarjuna and Shriya Saran have played a
couple in Manam. The promos of the film have already given
hint at their wonderful chemistry, which is one of the main
highlights of the movie.
Naga-Samantha's Romance In Manam
ANR's grandson Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Ruth Prabhu have
played another couple in Manam. As per its promos, their
romance will also be one of the big attractions of the
Vikram's Script For Manam
Besides direction, Vikram Kumar has penned wonderful story and
brilliant screenplay for Manam, which is based on the
concept of eternal love. His script is big highlight of the
ANR-Naga's Comedy In Manam
The comedy scenes featuring a grandfather and grandson have
always received very good response from Telugu audience. Akkineni
Nageswara Rao, who liked the story of Manam, suggested
Vikram to introduce that element, which is said to be one of the
Amitabh Bachhan In Manam
Bollywood Superstar Amitabh Bachhan has played a cameo role in
Manam and makers have kept the look of his role under
wraps. His portions, which have been shot in Filmistan in Mumbai,
will one among the major highlights of the film.
Entertainment Quotient In Manam
Manam is a comedy drama film, which is high on
entertainment quotient. Brahmanandam, Tanikella Bharani, Ali, MS
Narayana and Jaya Prakash Reddy will tickle the funny bones of the
audience. Their comedy is one of the highlights of the
Supporting Cast In Manam
Manam boasts of performances by talented character
artistes like Posani Krishna Murali, Nagineedu, Saranya Ponvannan,
Kasi Vishwanath, Ravi Babu, Vennela Kishore, Shankar Melkote and
Kaushal sharma in the supporting cast.
Manam Dialogues And Lyrics
Harshavardhan's punch dialogues are also among the highlights of
Manam. Chandrabose and Vanamali have written lyrics for
the songs, which have already won the heart of film goers.
Anoop Rubens' Music In Manam
Anoop Rubens has composed music for the soundtracks and
background score of Manam. The songs have already become
chartbusters. Especially, tracks like 'Chinni Chinni Aasalu' and
'Kanulanu Thaake' have become most listened melodies. As per its
promos, his background score is also a big strength of the
PS Vinod's Cinematography In Manam
Ace cinematography PS Vinod has handled the camera work for
Manam and its trailer has already given a hint at his
wonderful picturisation. Especially, his work in songs is a visual
Dance Sequences In Manam
Brinda has choreographed the dance sequences for Manam
and music videos of the film shows offer a hint at her wonderful
dance moves in the film.
Fights Sequences In Manam
Manam has all mass elements including action. According
to its trailer, the film has a few fights sequences, which have
been choreographed by FEFSI Vijayan. They are also among the main
highlights of the movie.
Art, Costumes, Locations, Editing In Manam
Nalini Sreeram has designed costumes for Manam, while
Rajeevan handled art direction. Praveen Pudi is the editor. Works
of all these departments are said to be big strengths of the
Beautiful Locations In Manam
Manam has been shot in Hyderabad, Coorg and a few other
parts of Karnataka. The selection of exotic locales featured in
promos seem to another attraction of the film.
Neetu, Raashi, Lavanya's Cameos In Manam
Popular actresses like Neetu Chandra, Raashi Khanna and Lavanya
Tripathi have made special appearance in Manam, which will
be big highlights in the film.
Manam Release With Dolby Atmos
The film Manam would release in Dolby Atmos and 5.1
surround sound systems.
Manam - A Perfect Family Entertainer
Having garnered U/A certificate from the CBFC, Manam
promises to be a wholesome entertainer, which will be a perfect
treat for the family audience. Sources from the Board say that it
deserves a clean U certificate, but due to one scene featuring
drinking, it did not get it.
Manam - A Tribute To ANR
Manam, which is scheduled to release in theaters across
the globe on May 23, 2014, is the last film of Nageswara Rao. It is
stated as a befitting send off and a tribute by his son Nagarjuna