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"We Are All One"
  • 2016
  • 2 hr 16 min
  • 7.5  (1,022)

Manamantha is a 2016 Telugu language movie directed by Chandra Sekhar Yeleti, starring Mohanlal, Gautami, Viswant Duddumpudi, and Raina Rao. The movie tells the story of four people from different walks of life whose lives intersect in unexpected ways. Sairam (Mohanlal) is a middle-aged man working in a supermarket, leading a simple life with his wife and children. Gayathri (Gautami) is a mid-level manager in a bank who is juggling work and family responsibilities. Abhiram (Viswant Duddumpudi) is a young college student who is struggling with career choices and relationships. And Mahitha (Raina Rao) is a school-going girl who dreams of a better life for her family.

The lives of these four protagonists, who don't know or interact with each other, become intertwined due to certain coincidences. The movie primarily focuses on their individual struggles and aspirations but also explores the underlying themes of family, ambition, and the human condition.

The movie captures the struggles of each character in a compelling and empathetic way. For instance, Sairam is someone who works hard and tries to be content with his life. He constantly faces financial problems but chooses to be honest and ethical even in the face of difficulty. Gayathri is trying to balance her professional and personal life, and her interactions with her teenage daughter are particularly realistic and relatable. Abhiram is a talented student with his sights set on a prestigious career but is often paralyzed by self-doubt and indecision. Mahitha, on the other hand, is a resilient young girl who is determined to change the fortunes of her impoverished family.

As their stories unfold, the movie builds towards a satisfying and heartwarming conclusion that underscores the importance of family and perseverance.

The performances are one of the standouts of the movie. Mohanlal, who is one of the most respected actors in Indian cinema, delivers a nuanced and understated performance as Sairam. Gautami also impresses with her natural portrayal of Gayathri, adding depth and complexity to her character. The younger actors, Viswant Duddumpudi and Raina Rao, also demonstrate their acting talents and hold their own alongside these seasoned performers.

The technical aspects of the movie are also noteworthy. The cinematography by Rahul Shrivastav is visually striking and captures the various locations (including Hyderabad and Kerala) beautifully. The music by Mahesh Shankar complements the storytelling and adds emotional weight to the movie.

Overall, Manamantha is a moving and engaging movie that explores the lives of its characters with sensitivity and compassion. It is a movie that can appeal to all audiences, irrespective of language or culture, due to its universal themes and relatable characters.

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  • Runtime
    2 hr 16 min
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (1,022)