Annapurna Studios’ prestigious movie ‘Manam’ starring Natasamrat Padma Vibhusham Dr Akkineni Nageswara Rao, King Nagarjuna and Yuva Samrat Naga Chaitanya is taking shape in the hands of director ‘Ishq’ fame Vikram K Kumar. Smt Akkineni Annapurna is the presenter. Samantha and Shriya are the leading ladies of this film. On the eve of Dr Akkineni’s 90th birthday on September 20th, the first look and digital poster was released today.
Speaking about the film Nagarjuna said, “I’m very happy that the first look poster of ‘Manam’ is being released marking my father’s 90th birthday. ‘Manam’ featuring Dad, me and Chaitanya is giving me a new feeling. ‘Manam’ will be a prestigious film on Annapurna Studios banner.”
Director Vikram K Kumar said, “I consider myself lucky to get the opportunity to direct a film with Nageswara Rao garu, Nagarjuna garu and Chaitanya. I’m doing this movie with the blessings of the elderly person Nageswara Rao garu. The movie will be as different as the get-ups in the first look still. ‘Manam’ will be a feel good film with good love feel, good emotions and hundred percent comedy. Nageswara Rao garu creates a pleasant atmosphere on the set despite being 90. He is most energetic among all and encourages all. Working with a legend like Nageswara Rao garu is a great and unforgettable experience. ‘Manam’ will create a new trend in the history of Telugu cinema.”
Executive producer Y Supriya said, “Manam, which is coming in the rare combination on Annapurna Studios is sure to reach everyone’s expectations. Right now the film is progressing in 3rd schedule. Shooting will be completed in November. ‘Manam’ is sure to attract the audiences as well as Akkineni family fans. Vikram K Kumar is dealing the subject very well.”
Cast: Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Nagarjuna, Naga Chaitanya, Samantha, Shriya, Brahmanandam, Tanikella Bharani, Aali, M S Narayana, Jayaprakash Reddy, Posani Krishna Murali, Nagineedu, Saranya, Kasi Vishwanath, Ravi Babu, Vennela Kishore, Melkoti, etc.
Dialogues: Harshavardhan; songs: Chandra Bose, Vanamali; dances: Brindha; fights: Vijay; costumes: Nalini Sriram; cinematography: P S Vinod; music: Anoop Rubens; art: Rajeevan; editing: Praveen Pudi; executive producer: Y Supriya; presenter: Smt Akkineni Annapurna; producer: Nagarjuna Akkineni; story, screenplay & direction: Vikram K Kumar.