Mahesh Babu turns in a superb performance. He looks stunningly handsome as always and his Telangana dialect has received enthusiastic response from the crowds. Some actors overpower you into submission with their sheer charm and Mahesh Babu is one of them. His comedy timing is a revelation in this movie and he succeeds in making the audience laugh. His comedy scenes with Brahmanandam and M.S. Narayana stand out for their sheer entertainement value. His dialogues are good and punchy and have the required mass appeal.
Samantha looks good and acts well, but she hardly has any role in the movie. She appears just a few minutes before a song is due and leaves a few minutes after the song is over. But the screen chemistry between Mahesh and Samantha is a treat to watch.
Sreenu Vytla's strength is comedy. He has a knack for bringing the best out of Brahmanandam and in Dookudu its no different. Brahmanandam is terrific as the landlord who is hell bent on making his mark as an actor. The way he requests the 'audience' for an sms vote is just way too hilarious. Brahmanandam is a major asset to this movie.
M.S.Narayana is way too good as the wannabe Hero Bokka Venkateswara Rao. His spoofs on Charan's Magadheera, NTR's Yamadonga, Balayya's Simha and Rajni's Robo are downright hilarious. Brahmaji is good in the limited role that he has. One wonders why he doesn't get more full length characters.
Prakash Raj is good as the powerful local leader Shankar Narayana. Sonu Sood, Kota Srinivasa Rao and Shayaji Shinde are decent. Other actors like Chandra Mohan, Tanikella Bharani,master Bharath, Pragathi, Vennela Kishore and Nasser do their bits well. Subba Raju is wasted.
Parvati Melton looks hot in the item song 'Poovai Poovai'.