Director Srinivas Redde needs to be appreciated for his sincere effort. Many people has written him off before the release of 'Damarukam', but his hard work and his directorial skills have reflected in the film. Though, he took a lot of time to introduce the hero's character in the film, he went according to the script and succeeded in establishing each and every character. 'Kanyakumari' song seems to be mismatched one, as the audience were expecting 'Nesthama' song, when Anushka ties a friendship band to Nagarjuna.
Just like as it has been speculated, 'Damarukam' has got lot of graphics and in most of the scenes the visual effects were good. 'Nesthama' and 'Reppalapai' song has been shot well and both Nagarjuna and Anushka looked very glamorous. Teleshopping spoof episode was good and especially Krishna Bhagavan's 'Camels must be in desert' and 'Gods must be crazy' dialogues evoked chuckles. Director has starts the climax episode with 'Shiva Shiva Shankara' songs and it has been well choreographed and tempo starts to build. Nagarjuna killing Andhakasura would have been shot much better. Overall, Damarukam is a decent attempt by director Srinivasa Redde and Nagarjuna, Ravi Shankar have given wonderful performances. 'Dhamarukam' movie has been released late but don't be late for the movie.
Nagarjuna has looked dynamic in the movie and his body language is excellent. Being a leading actor in Telugu cinema, it is good to see Nagarjuna in such socio-fantasy movies. Anushka Shetty looked glamorous in the movie and has done her part in limited role, which she was offered. Ravi Shankar is excellent as Andhakasura and his dialogue delivery,performance are terrific. In some of the scenes, he outshines Nagarjuna as well (Point to be noted that just in few scenes). Prakash Raj's get up as Lord Shiva is appealing. Brahmanandam, Krishna Bhagavan, MS Narayana etc have done their job and will bring smiles for the audience.
Undoubtedly, Devi Sri Prasad's background music is the heart for the film. Songs are good and the background music is outstanding. Visual effects work done by Firefly are wonderful. Cinematography is Choctaw K Naiad is fantastic and Vijay Master's fights are good. Editing by Gautham Raju is ok and the production values of RR Movie Makers are grand.
Nagarjuna and Ravishankar's performances
Devi Sri Prasad Music and Background Score
Some predictable scenes
Final Word : Damarukam is a genuine attempt and will appeal for all sections of audience.
Reviewed By : Vamsi Kaka