Dear Comrade: College chaos
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.
Directed by Bharat Kamma, Dear Comrade, the Tamil version of a Telugu film of the same title, tries to cash in on the popularity of Vijay Deverakonda among Tamil urban youth.
While the first half is fine and enough attempts have been made to get the lip sync right to ensure that the film doesn’t sound like a dubbed one, the second half wanders due to a loose screenplay.
Vijay Deverakonda has come up with terrific performance and he is ably supported by Rashmika and other members of the cast. Cinematography is one of the biggest highlights of the movie, while music by Justin Prabhakaran is another.
There are many unnecessary scenes, especially in the second half, and they could have been easily chopped off. A tumultuous relationship drama with twists and turns, Dear Comrade will engage you in parts.