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Manam Reviews: Read 30 Film Critics' Verdicts

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Telugu movie Manam starring Akkineni Nageshwara Rao (ANR), Nagarjuna, Naga Chaitanya, Samantha and Shriya Saran in the leads, has received positive reviews and rich ratings from film critics, who have all praise for director Vikram Kumar's brilliant script, lead actors' performances and its sound production values. The film has been rated an average of 3.81 out 5 stars. Read 30 film critics' verdicts below:

Oneindia Rating 4: Manam is a perfect family entertainer and it is director Vikram Kumar's unique script that makes the movie a brilliant experiment. The movie is high on entertainment quotient and it is treat to see ANR, Nagarjuna and Naga Chaitanya together on screen. Don't miss it this weekend.

Times Of India Rating 3.5: The episodes between Nag, Chaitanya and ANR are easily the best part of the movie. However, the movie seems to suffer from an over simplistic climax. When you have a situation in which five individuals from different eras cross paths you'd expect a theatrical climax. But the filmmaker chooses to use the climax to as an introductory show reel for Akhil Akkineni instead. Akhil does look the part in the cameo, no doubt, but just like a great magic trick that stumbles in the final act, the climax we are afraid, ends up shedding more light than heat, to quote Shakespeare.

Hindu Review: A little against the formula, a little filmy, loads of laughter, not a tear-jerker and most importantly the three men related to each other in real life aren't portraying a family drama in reel life. That brings in a lot of eager suspense.

Idlebrain Rating 4: 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.

BharatStudent Rating 3.75: Heart touching and exhilarating family entertainer, dare not miss it!! Continue to more film critics' verdicts in the slideshow.

Indiaglitz - Rating: 4

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.

123telugu - Rating: 4

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.

ReleaseDay Rating: 4.25

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.

Telugu Movies Now - Rating: 4

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.

Telugucinema - Rating: 3.5

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.

CineCorn - Rating: 4

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

Overall the film is good to watch for all ages and it entertain everybody 100%.

TollyView - Rating: 4

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 - Rating: 4

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

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.

Tollywood - Rating: 4

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.

Chitramala - Rating: 4

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.

AndhraBuzz - Rating: 3.75

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.

TeluguOne - Rating: 3.5

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.

NowRunning - Rating: 4

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.

Gulte - Rating: 4

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.

Tollywoodandhra - Rating: 3.5

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!

Myfirstshow - Rating: 3.5

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

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.

FilmCircle - Rating: 3.5

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.

AndhraHeadlines - Rating: 3.25

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.

TeluguMirchi - Rating: 3.5

Manam is a perfect classic film from the Akkineni family. It is perhaps the best gift that the Akkineni family has given to the legendary actor ANR.

APHerald - Rating: 3.5

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.

Way2movies - Rating: 4

Manam- A wholesome family entertainer that will be remembered for years to come... ANRliveson

Andhrawishesh - Rating: 4

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.

Topics: manam, akkineni nageswara rao, vikram kumar, nagarjuna, naga chaitanya, samantha, Shriya Saran

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