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 TFI
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 every case.
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 #Manam.
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! :) Superb!
Nag-shriya marriage scene ayithe highlight of movie. promo release cheyakapoyi undunte ippudu andharu danigurinche matladevallemo #MANAM.
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 mve #Manam
#Manam feel good Classic Entertainer. Kudos to Director Vikram and Technical Departments,Great Tribute to ANR Congrats Akkineni Fans :)
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 kumar.
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 &family.