Left & Right
Vijay Deverakonda is a rage not just in Tollywood, but also among youngsters in urban centres of Tamil Nadu. Apparently to cash in on the ‘NOTA’ actor’s fame in TN, ‘Dear Comrade’ has been released in Tamil as well.
The film, which is a story of opposite poles meeting each other, gets a good start and gains momentum in the first half. However, as we enter the second half, the film becomes slow and sluggish at times with a slightly below-par climax.
Bobby alias Chaitanya (Vijaya Devarakonda) is a student leader with Left ideologies. He has anger management issues and his blood boils whenever he finds something that is against his policies.
Lilly alias Aparna Devi (Rashmika) is a state-level cricketer effortlessly holds her own among a gang of men and even thrashes them in a game of cricket. Both meet in Kakinada.
After initial misuderstandings, they develop a liking towards each other and fall in love too. However, the violent nature of Bobby plays spoilsport in their relationship and they part ways.
After three years, when Bobby completes his study on sounds of nature, he comes to know about Lilly and is shocked to learn that she is depressed due to an incident in her life.
What made her land in such an emotional disturbance? What Bobby now does for her? Did they unite or not? Answers to these questions can be found in Dear Comrade.
While the lead pair, Vijay Deverakonda and Rashmika, deliver tremendous performance, the storytelling is enhanced with some excellent background music and terrific cinematography.
However, screenplay is a letdown and the director must have focussed more on that department. Even now, if the second half is made tight, ‘Dear Comrade’ would win the hearts of many.