Manam = Us= Ours
Ours. Our family. Our stories. Our cinema. Our lives. Our drama. Our relationships. Our history. Our feelings. Our emotions. Our lives. Our deaths. Our industries. Our films. Our productions. Our audience. Our legends. Our hits. Our money. Our control. Our businesses. Our politics. Our family. Our sons. Our heirs. Our stars. Our family.
Manam is a three-tier generational story with several fine layers of near real-life, sub-altern, watch-beyond-the-screen subtextual stories running around the plot. But since the plot and the story are quite stupid and unbelievably badly done, we must enjoy this bold projection of one of the five powerful families of our cinema industry. Let us not deny the fact that when the rich and the powerful celebrate, the world watches in awe. This film is no different and no less than a celebration of a family that , at the end of it, declares another heir incumbent much to our moblike audience's thrills.
Manam, written and directed by Vikram Kumar and produced by the "Akkineni Family" is the story of a strange set of incidents revolving around a clocktower, a day in February and three men scattered in time with hillarious love stories. What happens during the course of the film is a run of the mill drama, the very very routine comedy and a set of tragically predictable incidents. The old and the grand are giving way for the young and new. At the cost of our cinema.
Starring - Akkineni Nageshwar Rao, Akkineni Nagarjuna, Akkineni Naga Chaitanya ( though not in this particular order of lineage ), Samantha , Shriya, Ali, Brahmanandam and a few other people whose names we cant remember.
Go kill yourself, now that you have wasted five minutes of your life reading this review.
( This review is merely a piece of fiction as transpired in the writer's head. All content is subject to his perspective's jurisdiction and any brickbats and discussions on right and wrong are welcome.)view less