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.