Manam Movie Review

Rating: 4/5

Critic Rating: (4/5)

The wait has ended and the much-anticipated, much-awaited ‘Manam’ has hit the screens.. and how!

Can ‘Manam’ impress the audience Find out in the complete Manam Movie Review below:


Radha Mohan (Naga Chaitanya) and Krishnaveni (Samanta) are a married couple, whose relationship has hit a rough patch. After they die in a car accident, their son Bittu grows up and becomes a rich and successful business man in Nageswara Rao (Nagarjuana), who gets the shock of his life, when he meets Nagarjuna (Naga Chaitanya) and Priya (Samanta).

Nageswara Rao tries to develop love between the young couple and get them married. One day, he accidentally helps an old man Chaitanya (ANR) and also meets Anjali (Shriya) in the hospital. This time it is a shock for Chaitanya, who sees Nageswara Rao and Anjali together. Why is Chaitanya shocked? How are these characters connected to each other? Answers these questions will form crux of the story.

Performances and Technical Aspects:

The lead actors’ performances are the main attraction in the movie.

The best part of the film is ANR’s impressive, though brief screen presence.

Nagarjuna and Chaitanya share an amazing chemistry. Their scenes together are hilarious.

The scenes between ANR and Naga Chaitanya in the second half are also pleasant to watch.

The scene where in the three geneartions of the Akkineni family drinking together is hilarious.

Samantha has a better role when compared to Shirya Saran and she has delivered her best performance till date.

Her chemistry with Nagarjuna and Naga Chaitanya is superb. She steals the show in the first half, while Shriya does it in the second half.

Shriya has also given a beautiful performance and her chemistry with Nag is fantastic.

Story-wise, Vikram Kumar has written a beautiful story spanning 100 years with a reincarnation angle in it and amalgamating the concept of eternal love. He has included all the commercial elements in the screenplay, which will impress all classes of audiences.

Vikram Kumar’s characterisation is brilliant.

With his excellent concept, the director has brought three generations of Akkineni family together in one frame, which is a treat to watch.

Anoop Ruben’s music is the main attraction on the technical front. All his composition are melodious and help the director to run the entire show smoothly. His background score is also an asset for the film.

PS Vinod’s camera work is brilliant and is a visual treat for the audience.

Other technical departments have also done a good job in the movie.

Hawk-Eye Analysis:

‘Manam’created headlines for several positive reasons. Mainly, it has been hyped the most because it features three generation stars of Akkineni family, which is happening for the first time in the Indian cinema. This is the last movie of late legendary actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao, who died of cancer on January 22.

Coming to the movie, 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.

The romantic scenes between Naga Chaitanya and Samantha keep you entertained in the first half, while Nagarjuna and Shriya Saran’s amazing chemistry engages you in the second half. Every moment of the film is engrossing and there is not a single scene that bores you.

Final Verdict:

Overall, 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!

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