Review And Rating Of Dear Comrade:
99Telugu Rating: 2.75/5
Cast & Crew:
Director: Bharat Kamma
Writer: Bharat Kamma
Cast: Vijay Deverakonda, Rashmika Mandanna, Shruti Ramachandran
Music: Justin Prabhakaran
Cinematography: Sujith Sarang
Editing: Sreejith Sarang
Produced By: Mythri Movie Makers & Big Ben Cinemas
Chaitanya alias Bobby ( Vijay Deverakonda) is an aggressive student leader with communist ideology at Kakinada university. His radical approach towards society’s problems often brings him troubles. Aparna Devi alias Lilly ( Rashmika ) is a state-level cricketer and neighbour to Bobby in Kakinada. As you can guess, love blossoms between them but given the aggressive nature of Bobby, Lilly requests him to calm down and stay peaceful in life. While she is dual minded about marrying him, a serious issue happens to her career and personal life as well. How she overcomes the issue with the help of Bobby is rest of the story.
The first half opens with introductory scenes to encash Vijay’s image. When the actual story takes off as flashback, Hero Chaitanya ( Vijay Devarakonda ) has been shown as a grandson of a communist leader ‘Comrade Suryam‘. Living up to the legacy, Chaitanya is a communist student leader in the university. One expects the hero to take up the different issue(s) in the society, but all he does is beating up roadside Romeos etc. Thus the core characterization mellows down in the initial phase itself. To entertain the audience, loverboy role comes out when Aparna ( Rashmika ) joins him as a neighbour. The chemistry between the lead pair is appealing, Overall, the first half ends on an average note. In the Second half, backdrop shifts to Kashmir for a while, then completely to Hyderabad. ‘ From this point, the story is focussed on Lilly alias Aparna Devi’s (Rashmika) hurdles in career. Till the end, it is about how the hero helps heroine on this aspect. Debutante writer, director Bharath Kamma has written a message-oriented story, he ended up as a slow-paced narrator who missed the required cinematic magic in the screenplay. The scenes often appeared dull. The final output of the script is one that had lost the original flavour. Production values by Mythri, Big Ben Cinemas are excellent. This film scores well on technical values as well. Justin Prabhakaran’s soothing tunes and background music are a big plus. Sujith Saarang’s cinematography is good, especially in Kashmir episodes.
Vijay Deverakonda stands out yet again with his performance as Bobby. There are few scenes designed only to bank on his image, he excelled. Rashmika handles first half super comfortably, in the second half where the story is heroine oriented she did just okay. Shruti Ramachandran who played Rashmika’s sister is a good looking girl for such roles, acted well.
Three Melodious Songs, the chemistry between the lead pair Vijay Devarakonda and Rashmika and Production values.
Serious themed film starting to end with no creativity nor freshness in the script and restarts itself multiple times and dragged second half.
Dear Comrade is an average film with no solid positive points. Vijay’s stardom, Vijay – Rashmika’s chemistry and three songs are the saving grace for this film. The first half is passable and cannot be said the same for the second half.