Vijay Devarakonda's " Dear Comrade " is a story about Love , Anguish and Grief and how People handle it. " Fight For What you.... Love ".

Vijay Deverakonda, Rashmika starrer  "Dear Comrade" is a study of contrasts, and it is held together by how Bharat Kamma, writer and director of the film, defines the meaning of 'Comrade'. In the film, we are told that Comrade is any person who is your faithful companion through thick and thin. 

"Dear Comrade"   is an Indian Tamil  ( Malayalam dubbed version )  language action drama film written and directed by Bharat Kamma which is Produced by Mythri Movie Makers and Yash Rangineni.

Vijay Devarakonda as Comrade Bobby Krishna , Rashmika Mandanna as Jaya , Shruti Ramachandran as Jaya .Jayaprakash , Brahmaji , Sukanya , Rao Ramesh , Reghu Babu ,and Anish Kuruvilla in the lead roles.
Music by : Justin Prabhakaran , Cinematography : Sujith Sarang , Edited by : Sreejith Sarang .

Chaitanya aka Bobby (Vijay Deverakonda) is impulsive and fights for what he believes is right; Aparna aka Lilly (Rashmika) abhors violence and prefers to be passive when confronted to take a strong stand. "Dear Comrade " is beautifully written and the love story between the two characters is sheer magic, but then it straddles between two worlds that are loosely held together. 

The narrative is uneven when it tries to dig into what could possibly break a person's determination. For Bobby it's the separation from Lilly, but for Lilly, it's the world around her that suffocates her. She might be a timid woman, but that has more to do with the people around her who strangle her will to fight back.While Bharat Kamma leaves his footprints all over the narrative, the film equally belongs to Vijay Deverakonda and Rashmika who make you fall in love with Bobby and Lilly instantly.

Music composer Justin does a brilliant job in evoking a sense of nostalgia, and the entire first half, especially, is like a kaleidoscope of memories. Cinematographer Sujith Sarang uses a technique where there are frames within the overall frame of the picture. The love story between Vijay and Rashmika is shot in the backdrop of windows, half-open doors, and other such boxes which give a window into their respective memories. And then, the tone changes when Bobby becomes a vagabond, travelling to different places to listen to sounds of nature. 

You could interpret it as his way of finding himself, but it could also be about him trying to find a way to get away from the noise in his head. Sujith's style of framing and the colours used to capture the upheavals in the lives of the two characters is one of the best things about the film.

At a run time of close to 2 hours 50 minutes, Dear Comrade feels way too indulgent at times. Every minute aspect of their lives is explained, and sometimes it's unnecessary. We also get a taste of their personalities through the fights they pick up, and how they interact with each other, even though it might not add up in the end. All said and done, Dear Comrade is a story about love, anguish, and grief, and how people handle it. Every time the film reveals how beautiful the world of Bobby and Lilly is, it makes you yearn for a little more.

Rating : 3.5 /5.

saleem p.chacko.
cpk desk.

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