I’ve been a fan of Vijay Devarakonda, after I accidentally watched Arjun Reddy. Someone suggested to me that it’s a pretty intense story – exactly what I need to hear to watch a movie. I really liked the depth he potrayed in the movie. Ever since Dear Comrade songs have come out, I’ve wanted to watch the movie. As I did not get any company to watch it in the theater, I had to patiently wait for Amazon Prime to stream it for me. And wait even more patiently to get 3 hours of free time at a stretch to finish the movie. Finally, I’m done watching.
Oh boy, Oh boy! The movie is mesmerizing and captivating. There’s nothing not to like in the movie. It isn’t a love story, it is a #Metoo Story, and how one should pursue their passion in life, despite all odds. And how a real comrade will stay by you and bring out the best in you, no matter what the circumstances.
First half is breezy and we get little scared that Vijay’s Arjun Reddy avatar will dominate – but that quickly fades away, only to be replaced by far better things on the screen. The taking is very nuanced, and every turn in the movie is for the better.
Few striking things in the movie are how girls who are passionate to do something different has to face a lot of shit in life, how it’s okay for lead actor in the movie to cry at the drop of the hat despite being a hot head, how it’s impossible to change the core nature of a person – fuck naturo therapy and everything else, and how you can never force someone to do anything – you have to wait. The climax where the Lilly bursts open, once her love for cricket is questioned and being called a talentless player – that says it all.
The songs wrench your heart, the background score soothes you. The lead actors arrest you with their performances and you will come out of the movie nodding your head with what the director says – “Fight for what you love!”
Rating – 10/10
Have a good day and keep rocking!