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 movie.
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 film.
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 film.
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 film.
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 highlights.
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 movie.
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 film.
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 treat.
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 film.
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 to him.