Much-awaited Telugu movie Manam starring late Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Nagarjuna and Naga Chaitanya in the leads, has taken the Box Office by storm. The Vikram Kumar-directed comedy drama film has not only got overwhelming response in Andhra Pradesh, but also in other parts of India and overseas on its opening day.
Manam is the last movie of Akkineni Nageswara Rao, who
died of cancer on January 22. Its promos had created lot of
positive buzz in the media before its release. The film goers were
desperately waiting to watch the film in theatres. The makers of
the movie had made the advance ticket booking available five days
before its release. So the movie registered huge amount of booking
for the opening day.
Akkineni Nagarjuna had organised a grand premiere for
Manam on Thursday evening, May 22. Many leading Telugu
celebs like Chiranjeevi, SS Rajamouli, Allu Arjun, Rana Daggubati,
Anushka Shetty and Lakshmi Manchu, who attended its special
screening, expressed a positive word about the film. A few film
goers, who watched it in its special screening, also spread a good
word about it on Twitter and Facebook.
Manam released in 100+ screens in America and a few
other international markets on May 22, one day before its release
in India. The movie received superb response there on its opening
day. It has become the biggest opener for Nagarjuna at the USA Box
Office. Bollywood trade expert Taran Adarsh tweeted, "Telugu film
#Manam takes a PHENOMENAL start in USA. Thu previews: $ 91,484 [Rs
53.45 lacs] on 69 screens. Many screens yet to report."
Having garnered a good word of mouth and huge amount of advance ticket booking, Manam released in nearly 700 screens in Andhra Pradesh and other parts of India on Friday and received an earth-shattering response everywhere. The movie registered an average of 95% occupancy in both single screens and multiplexes in the morning and matinee shows on its opening day. It ran to packed houses in many screens. Its business went upwards in the evening and night shows.
Manam has collected Rs 2.50 crores nett from around 7
screens at the Indian Box Office on the first day. Its breakup is
Rs 91 lakhs in Nizam, Rs 39 lakhs in Ceded, Rs 22 lakhs in Vizag,
Rs 18 lakhs in Guntur, Rs 14 lakhs in East Godavari, Rs 15 lakhs in
West Godavari, Rs 17 lakhs in Krishna, Rs 7 lakhs in Nellore, Rs 16
lakhs in Karnataka and Rs 3 lakhs in rest of India.
Trade experts opine that it would become the biggest opener for
Nagarjuna and Naga Chaitanya. The audience, who watched
Manam in morning and matinee shows today, have expressed a
positive response for the film. Continue to slide to read
their comments on the movie.
Ravikumar Pagadala @IamRaviKPagadal
Wonderful #MANAM...King Nagarjuna best performance and superb
movie. Once again proved trendsetter n celluloid scientist of
Uppalapati Sekhar @upbcsekhar
#Manam superb movie loved aa lot hatss off 2 director vikram for
his wonderful taking.
Completed #Manam , but it gives a feeling of refreshing our
happiness wid our relations, #Manam proved.Thanks to ANNAPURNA
Studios #Manam ANR gari smile forever wid this movie , everybody
played d role wid emotions. @iamnagarjuna garu at his best.
Ajay Naidu @ajay_179
#Manam - Akkineni Family Package...Pure Awesomenes..A must watch
film Totally Loved it !! #ANRliveson.
#manam is heart toughable movie & I liked nag sir sreya
chemistry finally manam was awesome .......
Pavan Chappidi @ThePrincePavan
Wanna knw wat's da real meaning of Love, Affection, and "Manam" Better 2 watch #Manam. Unforgettable Movie!! <3 Nagarjuna Iz da
Big Asset <3
When time and misfortune separates, love and re-incarnation
brings and ties them together #manam #MANAM single line, "destiny
shows the way to find the unfound #LOVE" iloveyou - ila ivvu (nee
prema ni ILA IVVU).
Perfect classic movie...that comes 1ce in ages..#Manam..all the
three generations.. grandfather.. son.. grandson.. perfect movie in
Excellent movie #Manam wanna watch it again.. definitely its
gonna be a big hit for #Akkineni u rocked @Samanthaprabhu2 inka
inka nachesav.... Congracts
The thing is Vikram perfectly executely his wonderfully
conceived scenes. Classic writ large #Manam 2hr 43min cinema lo
ekkada emotion miss avvaledhu ee level execution quite remarkable
That BGM haunts me, @anuprubens deserve award for this work,
hist best work till date #Manam.
#Manam One of the best film in recent years! :) Akkineni Family
roles well designed! :) kudos to the team! & specially vikram!
Nag-shriya marriage scene ayithe highlight of movie. promo
release cheyakapoyi undunte ippudu andharu danigurinche
Watched #MANAM, awesome script a great tribute to nageswarao
garu dont miss it guys and remember go with your family.
Just now watched #Manam ,,really superb movie :) feel good and
class mve ,, Akkineni fans ki gurthu undipoye mve :) Really superb
mve :) #Nag flashback lo ,nag chaitu youthful ga and #ANR gari
versatile acting tho baga enjoy chesina mve #Manam Really superb
mve ;) every actor really acted very well ,,saripadinantha baga
chesaru ,, ekkada over anipinchaledu nice movie , ee summer lo cool
#Manam feel good Classic Entertainer. Kudos to Director Vikram
and Technical Departments,Great Tribute to ANR Congrats Akkineni
Naga Chaitanya's best work till date Super improvement, kotta
Nagarjuna ni chusa ee cinema lo emotions chala baga pandichadu
#Manam Vikram Kumar Narration ki matram hatsoff antha tight ga
narrate chesi feel ni oka range lo carry chesadu #Manam.
Just saw 50% of #Manam, I was kept with goosebumps for atleast
50% of the 1st. Magnificent is the word. Nagarjuna , vikram
Harsha Vardhan Reddy @Harsha_239
Beautiful music,lovely scenes .. Excellent screenplay, Brilliant
Photography ....What not !!! #Manam <3 <3
#Manam after long time I watched feel good movie from Akkineni
family movies @iamnagarjuna brilliant sir performance