Much-hyped and highly-anticipated Telugu movie Manam featuring three generation stars of Akkineni family, is set to release in a large number of cinema halls across the globe on May 22 and 23. The movie, which will have a grand premiere in Hyderabad on Thursday evening, has already registered a record amount of advance ticket booking for the first weekend and it is set to start with bang at the Box Office.
Manam is the last movie of late legendary actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao, who died of cancer on January 22, 2014. His son Nagarjuna, who has produced the film under his home banner Annapurna Studios, does not want even single fan of ANR to miss the movie. So has planned to release it in more than 1000 screens in India as well as international markets.
The makers of Manam have already booked 171 theaters in Nizam, 95 theatres in Ceeded, 50 theatres in Vizag, 85 theatres in East and West Godavari, 40 theaters in Krishna, 45 theatres in Gutur, 25 theatres in Nellore, 12 screens in Chennai, 20 screens in Bangalore, 25 screens in Maharastra, 108 screens in the USA, 9 screens in Toronto, 6 screens in Germany, 2 screens in Switzerland, 3 screens in Netherlands.
The advance ticket booking for Manam was made available both online as well as in theatres five days before its release. Many Akkineni fans immediately rushed to theatres to book their tickets, while some did it online. The makers have not made any official statement about the amount of advance booking. But sources from the industry claim that the movie has already registered nearly 50% advance booking.
The advance ticket booking for Manam is still going at brisk pace. Expert feel that more than 75% of tickets will booked much before its release and the film is expected to run with packed houses in the first weekend. After booking tickets for Manam, many Akkineni fans took to their Twitter pages to share their excitement. Continue to read their comments in the slideshow.
Laxman Anishetty @laxman219
Booked 4 tickets for #Manam Premeire Show. half price ki konnaru :D 15$ ticket $7.50 ki vachindi
Sirisha Bheemaneni @drbheemaneni
@chay_akkineni going to watch #Manam premiere in Irving, Dallas on 22nd, probably with ur uncle&Adithyac (expecting em to come from Houston)
Repu morning show Shanti.. 1st Show INOX and 2nd show Arjun... #Manam.. #ANRLivesOn Jai Nag Hail Chay.. E roju eve movie to be screened in Prasads Fully Tensed,Fingers Crossed.. Pakka o BB padalsinde its been a long wait for AkkineniFans #Manam
Rohit Niranjan .V @RohitvNiranjan
Watching #Manam @AnnapurnaStdios #ANR @iamnagarjuna & @superstarrajini 's #Kochadaiiyaan back to back on sunday at #TheCinemas Coimbatore :)
premier show start avvagane offline vellpotha....repu Nen cinma chusina tarwathe malli online :) #MANAM
NC fan @nonni_03
Tomorrow mrng shw SVC Mahalakshmi : ) #MANAM
Venkat Kiran @IamIVK
#Manam - X Roads Update - 1st Day All 4 Shows - 2nd N 3rd Day: 3 Shows Each In Advance Full :-) #ANRLivesOn
Tomorrow Morning PVR Oberoi,Mumbai.#Manam.
Shreyas Kiran @shreyas2you
Going to see #Manam, tomorrow first day first show, for de tribute of #ANR garu. #ANRLivesOn @chay_akkineni @iamnagarjuna @Samanthaprabhu2
@naveen_AKfan but booked tickets for #manam Saturday evening show:)
Soma Sekhar @Tollywood_King
Nag 1st film released on May 23rd, ANR last film #Manam is releasing on May 23rd. What a coincidence. #ANRLivesOn
Dilshan Fernando @IAmMrHumorist
I am waiting for #Manam.. @samanthaprabhu2 latest movie.
Anirudh Medisetty @anirudhmedisett
#Manam latest trailer was just extraordinary.Awesome visuals and beautiful music! The most eye-catching was ANR's scene in a vintage car! <3
Is #Manam even releasing in Dubaï This week? Usually they wont if they have any New Tamil Releases....