Dear Comrade, featuring young hero Vijay Deverakonda in the lead, is all set to hit screens today (July 26, 2019) amidst much fanfare. The film, directed by Bharat Kamma, marks the second collaboration between the 'Rowdy' and his Geetha Govindam co-star Rashmika Mandanna and this has created a great deal of buzz amongst movie buffs. A romantic-drama with political undertones, Dear Comrade has already grabbed plenty of attention because of its intense trailer, which indicates that it has the potential to do well at the box office.
The first shows of Dear Comrade have started. Here is the live review.
- The theatre occupancy is pretty good for a morning show and this bears testimony to Vijay Deverakonda's star power.
- The first half is quite endearing and manages to hit the right notes. Vijay Deverakonda is scincillating and delivers a realistic performance. Rashmika too manages to impress and delivers the goods. Bharat Kamma's narration style is reasonably convincing.
- The second half is a bit slow and drags in parts. However, it might click with Vijay Deverakonda fans.
- All in all, Dear Comrade is a decent attempt at storytelling that hit the right notes despite its flaws.
Meanwhile, here are some of the biggest talking points about Dear Comrade.
A Crucial Release For Vijay Deverakonda
Dear Comrade is slated to hit screens in four languages (Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, and Kannada), which makes it a crucial movie for all concerned. If the film does well at the box office, it might help Vijay Deverakonda expand his fan base big time.
Will Rashmika Get A Hit?
Last year, Rashmika Mandanna became the latest sweetheart of Telugu cinema when she delivered a charming performance in Geetha Govindam. Sadly, Devadas did not do too well at the box office. As such, the Kodava beauty will be hoping to get her Tollywood career back on track with Dear Comrade.
An Intense Romantic Story
The terrific trailer of Dear comrade suggests that there are going to be quite a few intimate scenes between Vijay Deverakonda and Rashmika in the movie. While taking about the passionate scenes, the NOTA hero had recently attacked a certain section of the media for questioning him about his ‘lip-lock' with the young lady.
The Buzz Is Good
Dear Comrade's worldwide theatrical rights have been acquired for Rs 34 crore, which is an impressive number. Early estimates suggest that the film is set to open on an awesome note, which might help it break-even ASAP and rake in big profits for all concerned.
A High-stakes Affair
Dear Comrade is being remade in Hindi by Karan Johar. The popular director recently watched the movie and praised it big time. If Dear Comrade does well at the box office, it might add to the buzz surrounding the remake, which is likely to help Karan in the long run.