The story begins with a flashback about the rivalry between two families in a village. Suman (Vasi Reddy) family and Nasser family involve in killing each others family members for dominant power in village. In this regard, Vasi Reddy family members gets killed and this makes Nasser an village head for the next 25 years. Coming to the present, Rama Chandra (NTR) is adopted by Veera Durgam (Kota Srinivasa Rao) family of Vasi Reddy and is named as Vijaya Dwaja Simha. How does he win the hearts of the village people and put an end to the violence in village forms the crux.
Jr.NTR is outstanding in his role as usual by giving his cent percent. NTR has rocked as an allrounder with his fights, dialogue delivery, dances and in emotional scenes. NTRís entry is powerful and is a treat to his fans. He is ferocious in his expressions in action episodes which makes it interesting. He has done full justice to the mass role. Boyapati elevated NTRís image to the maximum.
Trisha looked a bit old but she was shown in a hot and sizzling avatar and she has done a decent job. Karthika is ravishing and her dances are quite impressive. But both the heroines had no scope for performance rather than showering praises on male lead. And the actresses did not make a good pair alongside NTR.
Suman is decent, Nazar and Bhanupriya fit their bill perfectly. Venu is surprisingly good; Abhinaya is impressive, Ali, Brahmanandam, Ahuti Prasad, Kota Srinivas Rao and others are adequate.
Arthur Wilsonís cinematography is on top notch with each and every frame looking quite colorful and rich. Keeravaniís music is good but the songs are badly placed with forcible situations. The Background score is the real asset for the film. Keeravani once again entertained with a good job in Re-Recording. Dialogues are penned keeping masses in the mind and yet again the political dialogues are forcibly placed. Boyapatiís direction is good while the screenplay could have been better. Ram-Lakshmanís fights are good. Choreographers failed to utilize such a tremendous dancer like NTR.
Dammu, as the title suggests is an out and out mass entertainer. Boyapati despite coming up with a routine story, he has incorporated good commercial elements to entertain the fans to the core. Right from the introduction to the end, Dammu is totally NTRís film and Boyapati tried to elevate his image and the Young Tiger totally rocked the screens.
On the flip side, director failed to reach the high expectations with routine story and bad screenplay. Few of the dialogues are vulgar and might keep the families away. Politics based dialogues are forcibly placed but it hints that NTR might soon step into Politics. The quite popular Ruler song has been badly place which is a disappointment.
Excessive violence, lengthy dialogues will be liked by particular sections like masses while it might keep away class audiences.
The first half of Dammu is good with entertaining elements and the interval block is extremely good while the second half is high on emotional scenes and action sequences and the climax is decent.
Dammu is powerful emotional entertainer and a tailor made script for NTR!!! Despite routine formulaic story, Boyapati manages to keep you glued!!!