Dammu, which has been made with a whopping budget of Rs 34 crores, opened to a huge response in both single screens and multiplexes in the morning and matinee shows on the first day. It registered 90% occupancy at the single screens, while multiplexes were running housefull on the first day.
However, Dammu boasts of a big star cast that includes Junior NTR, Trisha and Karthika. Extensive promotional activities had been done for the movie. Though the audience gave Dammu a thumbs up, the film received mixed reviews from the film critics. Trade analysts feel that Dammu is expected to collect Rs 40 to 45 crores in the first weekend.