Movie: Dear Comrade
Evaluation: 2.5 / 5
Banner: Mythri Movie Makers, Big Ben Cinemas
To throw: Vijay Deverakonda, Rashmika Mandanna, Charu Haasan and others
Dialogues: Jay krishna
Music: Justin prabhakaran
Cinematography: Sujith sarang
Editor: Sreejith Sarang
Action: G Murali
Producers: Naveen Yerneni, Ravi Shankar Yalamanchili, Mohan Cherukuri (CVM), Yash Rangineni
Story, screenplay and direction: Bharat Kamma
Release date: July 26, 2019
âDear comradeâ has been making the buzz for a long time. The songs in the film became very popular and all the promotional activities Vijay Deverakonda carried out paid off well by creating a hype around it. Successful pair Vijay Deverakonda and Rashmika are together again.
Let’s see if they managed to create the same magic they did in “Geetha Govindam”.
Chaitanya aka Bobby (Vijay Deverakonda) is a student leader at a university in Kakinada. He’s a reckless, impulsive guy. He loves Lilly (Rashmika) who is from Hyderabad to Kakinada and she is a cricket student.
Although she rejects his initial proposal, she falls in love with him. A misunderstanding and an incident make them move away. Three years pass. He becomes a sound therapist and settles well in life.
After seeing Lilly go through depression and undergo treatment, it changes her life and they begin their journey.
What happened to him ?
Vijay Deverakonda shows off his intense acting once again. Temperament, anger, ideological inclinationâ¦ everything suits Deverakonda’s image perfectly and he is in his elements. His performance is a major training. Vijay showed off the graph of this character’s transformation superbly.
The role that Rashmika played is one of substance. In this role supported by the author, Rashmika is superb. In the role of the cricketer, she is right. She steals the show at the end. The other actors are good.
The film has a different and young soundtrack. Justin Prabhakaran’s songs have already become popular on Youtube and they are also well placed in the film.
The songs aren’t like the universally catchy ones we found in âGeetha Govindamâ, but they are good on their own.
Editing is neat but the execution time is long. The cinematography is awesome. The locations, the settings are magnificent. Dialogs are appropriate.
Vijay Deverakonda’s performance
Long run time
“Dear Comrade” chronicles Bobby and Lilly’s relationship over a three-year period. It’s not the usual romance or breakup story, it’s more than that.
The film begins as a usual love story, with a guy remembering why his lover left him or broke up with him and continues to tell their love story, how they met in Kakinada, how they fell in love. , its ideologies, its dreams and what caused the break-up.
It seems like an ordinary story, but it’s told with a lot of warmth and poetry, but the movie isn’t about that, the main plot is in the second half – it’s about Lilly and her problem.
This is where the movie went wrong. The first half and the second half are totally different from each other and have two different points to address.
The film addresses the current hot spot – sexual harassment in the workplace in the second half. So two halves are two different.
The first half is like a love story and a breakup; the second half is fighting over another important issue. The synergy between these two halves is not at all good.
The director played with the image of Vijay Deverakonda and tried to meet the expectations of the audience with the celebrity of Vijay Deverakonda and Rashmika. So, he presented a beautiful love story on them in the first half which has great songs, hot kisses, wedding moments.
By reserving the essentials until the climax and focusing on the issue of the hero and the heroine trying to reconcile, the film suffered tremendously. It consumed a lot of unnecessary running time which made it boring in most places and also slowed the pace down considerably.
Each streak in the second half dragged on. For example, we see Vijay Deverakonda as a sound therapist after the interval. He has traveled the Himalayas and other places and recorded the sounds in nature and is working on a project to heal humans with the sounds of nature. He resurfaces after three years and meets Rashmika again. This part seems to be made only to present Vijay Deverakonda in a calm avatar.
Even after becoming such a low-key guy, he acts on the impulsive nature again. These scenes go on and on.
Rashmika’s dreams of cricketing were shattered due to an incident. She refuses to fight because of the stigma and social issues.
The last part is about having the courage to tackle the problem head on. However, this part was not well managed. From the bang interval to the climax, a lot of unnecessary sequences occur.
To be fair to the film, the film has a relevant subject, has great music, and the best performances. What it lacked was fluidity and the lack of more precise narration. If the film had been told in a crisp way, the final feeling of watching it would have been different.
Overall, “Dear Comrade” has few positives but it gets boring after a dot. A serious love story that appeals to a small audience.
At the end of the line : #Me too
(Venkat Arikatla can be contacted at [email protected])