Dear Comrade (Review)

Dear Comrade is a profoundly romantic movie. This film captivated me—Dear Comrade brought back memories, and I got lost in the story, forgetting about the outside world. Alaipayuthey, Premam (Malayalam), 96, OK Kanmani, Vaaranam Aayiram, La La Land, and Bangalore Days (Malayalam)—these films possess a beauty and an unexplainable charm, and Dear Comrade is no exception.

In the scene where Bobby proposes to Lilly for the second time, he pulls her closer while talking. OMG. Did you notice that? Her eyes! You must go and watch the movie, if only for this scene.

So many moments in this movie will embrace your heart. The scenes between Vijay Deverakonda and Rashmika Mandanna are an absolute delight to watch. Their chemistry makes the film even more vibrant, with both delivering arguably their best performances to date.

Bobby “Let me be your comrade”
A smile on Lilly’s face.
Song “Kadalalle Veche Kanule” starts here.
The rain.
Their first hug.
Song continues “Viraham Pongele, Hrudhayam Oogele”.
Their first kiss.

The movie is studded with such beautiful moments.

Here is a hero supporting the heroine, urging her to chase her dreams, inspiring her to react when necessary, and cheering her on to fight back—even in the climax scene. The characters are immensely likable, navigating fights, disagreements, and bittersweet moments. Above all, they share a deep love. The movie stands out for its intricate plot and stellar performances by the cast. With beautiful songs, talented actors, and numerous memorable moments, Dear Comrade encapsulates everything needed for a truly exceptional love story.

The film adeptly intertwines a social issue with a compelling message, a narrative technique often seen in contemporary releases. By first endearing us to the characters, then introducing the issue and making us yearn for the characters’ reactions, it delivers its message in a way that resonates. This connection with the characters sets it apart from other message-driven films, showcasing the director’s skill in engaging the audience. Credit goes to Bharat Kamma and his team for this cinematic gem. He establishes himself as a formidable director, and Rashmika’s performance is truly revelatory.

Vijay Deverakonda

Vijay Deverakonda is exceptional, marking him as a talent to watch for years to come. Justin Prabhakaran’s songs and background score are impeccable, and the movie is visually stunning. Leaving the cinema, the desire to rewatch the film lingered. If you haven’t seen it yet, make sure to catch it.

4 Rating

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PS Arjun
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