| | 2012-11-23

Nagarjuna, Anushka, Prakash Raj, Ganesh Venkatraman

Director - Srinivas Reddy
Producer - Venkat
Banner - R R Movie Makers
Music - Devisri prasad

Dhamarukam has finally hit screens today much to the relief of Nagarjuna and his fans. Is the movie worth the wait? Is it going to be a visual feast as promised?

What is it about?

Andhakasura (Ravi Shankar) is a Rakshasa who wants to destroy Earth and its existence. For that he has to marry Maheshwari (Anushka) who was born on an auspicious day. But her lover Malli (Nagarjuna) doesn't allow Andhakasura to execute his plan. Malli gets help from Lord Shiva to counter Andhakasura.


Nagarjuna is at ease as Malli. He mouthed few massy dialogues and also looked strikingly handsome in this film. Anushka is alright as the female lead. Ravi Shankar steals the show as Andhakasura. He is a revelation. Everyone that watched the movie will praise him for his wonderful portrayal of the character. Prakash Raj somehow didn't fit the role of Lord Shiva. Ganesh Venkatraman is good as the bad guy. Rest of the star cast are okay.

On the Technical Front:

Cinematography is good and editing is not up to the mark. There are far too many jumps in the flow of the film. Very poorly edited. Music by Devi Sri Prasad is the highlight of the film. Songs are nice and the background score is very good. He has rocked in the scenes connected to Lord Shiva and Andhakasura. Well done Devi.

Director Srinivasa Reddy handled the movie well up to certain level. But beyond that he failed as a director. This film needs excellent visualization and wonderful directorial sparks to keep the audiences glued. But Srinivasa Reddy doesn't possess those skills or maybe he didn't use them to perfection. As a director he scores below average marks. Producer will get hundred for uncompromising production values.


Dhamarukam opens with an interesting premise. The basic plot reminds you of Bhairava Dweepam and Anaganaga O Dheerudu etc. that are made in similar lines. Director tried to make it commercially viable by dealing it in contemporary fashion.

There is comedy and also a romantic track between the lead pair. Both these tracks are not dealt well and more importantly they have brought down the final impact. Second half purely runs on villain character and hence the second hour has better moments than the first half. Last twenty minutes of the film is good with nice visual effects.

Director should have taken extra care on the script as it remains flat throughout without any thrilling moments. Despite using visually generated monsters in the film, the director didn't make use of them. There are many loop holes in the screenplay as well. Saying so, films like Dhamarukam are rarely made in Tollywood. Hope our audiences laps this up despite the drawbacks.

Verdict: Low volume Dhamarukam!