Dialogue: M Rathnam
Music: M M Keeravani
Lyrics: Chandra Bose
Director of Photography: Arthur A Wilson
Editing: Kotagiri Venkateshwara Rao
Art: Anand Sai
Presented by: K S Rama Rao
Produced by: K A Vallabha
Banner: CC Media and Entertainment Ltd
Story, screenplay and directed by: Boyapati Sreenu
Release date: Apr 27, 2012
Watched Theater : Bhaskar Delux, A/c, Guntur
Rating: 3 / 5
Ntr New Telugu Film Dhammu Movie Review:NTR, who started his career in flying colours with Oosaravelli after his marriage is now coming up before the audiences and made his efforts to show his Dammu (might) to his counterparts. However, NTR has again put up his weight and reminded his fans of his earlier films. Boyapati Sreenu, who gave a blockbuster like Simha with his ‘babai’, now teamed up with ‘abbai’. Now let us wait and watch what kind of miracle they are going to make to win the hearts of the audiences. Though Boyapati chose a story which is very old and outdated, he tried to narrate it in a captivating way which would attract the fans of Nandamuri clan in particular and mass audiences in general.Story:An orphan Vijay (NTR) falls for the charms of Satya (Trisha). Knowing that he should have a ‘rich’ family background in order to make his lover’s father agreeing for their marriage, he looks out for a family to own. He comes to know that a royal family member (Kota) is on the lookout to adopt an heir and he agrees to be his adopted son. Now as a Raja Vasi Reddy, Vijay goes to Veera Durgam, where the royal family’s rival leader (Nasser) welcomes him with a feud. The royal family thinks he’s the real heir and the villagers believe him their ruler, but how would Vijay emerge as winner from all these forms the rest of the drama.
Artist Performance:NTR played the role of an youngster who doesn’ believe in killing. His trasformation from a guy who hates killing to the heir of a dynasty that survives only if it kills is smooth. NTR is slowing making himself very comfortable in casual scenes. He is excellent with mannerisms and in fight sequences. Trisha is alright in a role that has not much of footage. Karthika is good with dances. Nassar comes up with an interesting mustache as villain. Kota has a pivotal role. Suman and Bhanu Priya plays the parents role. Abhinaya (Sabho Siva Sambho) is good as sister of hero. Brahmanandam and Ali are okay. Thottempudi Venu is nice.
Technical And Other Departments:Story is the film is about war between two zamindari families who represents a set of villages. Story is an age-old one with a message orientation. Like any other high-voltage faction film, this film too professes that killing is inhumane at the climax after showing thousands of killings. Director Boyapati Seenu succeeded in mounting the fight sequences and build-up scenes well. But didn’t get the balance right in the script. Too much emphasis on violence and sentiment and too little emphasis on entertainment made this film a one-sided one. Songs and background music by Keeravani is an asset. Cinematography by Arthur Wilson is very good and aesthetic. Dialogues by AM Ratnam are bit lengthy at times. Art direction by Anand Sai is excellent. Fights composed by Ram – Lakshman deserves an appreciation. Eiditng by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao is okay. Producer KA Vallabha made sure that the film is mounted on a grand scale as you see the entire film is rich in visuals with nice sets
Movie Analysis:First half of the film is nice with a grand interval fight. Second half is okay. The soft climax after excessive killing in pre-climax may water down the expectations of the fans. But it is needed to maintain the consistency the character of hero who believes in non-violence. However, the sudden change of mind of villain doesn’t look believable. Plus points of the film are NTR, rich technical values (music, fights, cinematography & sets) and grand production values. On the flip side, reduction of violence and a better doctoring of the second half would make it a perfect mass entertainer. Dhammu has started off with extraordinary openings and if it clicks with the masses, this film will break first week records.
Final View:NTR’s electrifying performance and interval bang are major highlights of Dhammu. And the movie has rich production values and technical finesse. Other than that it offers nothing new. Dhammu might impress NTR’s fans more.