Critics Review


A Refreshing Drama About Standing By Our Loved Ones!

A refreshing mainstream film that scratches beyond the surface of the emotion called love and imparts the right ideas about it. It isn't about attaining a person but standing up for them and standing by them through their thick and thin.(more)

Source: Bharath Vijayakumar, MovieCrow


Dear Comrade is a film that makes you think, keeps you guessing and plays with your emotions. A good attempt

Although slow and sluggish at times with a slightly below-par climax, Dear Comrade is a good attempt. It's a film that makes you think, keeps you guessing and plays with your emotions. After the film, there's a good chance you'll walk out with your collar up and ready to raise your voice against anything that doesn't sit right with you � even if it's just for a while. That's the effect good cinema can have on you. (more)

Source: Suhansid Srikanth, Times Of India


Vijay Deverakonda's film is a beautiful tale of love with shades of Arjun reddy

Dear Comrade does tumble towards the end with a slightly below par climax, but it's still an effort you want to appreciate. It presents a hero who is fearless and possesses strong values. You might want to question his actions, but he definitely makes you sit up with his approach to life. The film, about life, love and facing our worst fears, achieves more than one can imagine and that's what makes it a winner.(more)

Source: Karthik Kumar, Hindustan Times


A multi-hued romantic drama

When the bigger picture emerges, it reinforces the import behind the title. In this story, the Comrade is male. But the idea Bharat Kamma drives home is, irrespective of your gender, be a comrade and shoulder someone who's down and out, giving them courage to fight against injustice.(more)



Massy Vijay Deverakonda undoes an important message

Director Bharat Kamma had a solid script in hand, and a relevant one at that. But the second half of Dear Comrade seems incoherent to the point of putting you off. Vijay Deverakonda and Rashmika Mandanna's Dear Comrade is about the relationship between two contrasting characters. While the film addresses an important message on sexual harassment, it gets hidden under mass moments. Watch it for the performances.(more)

Source: Janani, India Today


Dear Comrade is a fairly engaging mix of action and romance powered by the lead chemistry.

But one of the issues with Dear Comrade is that the film tries to portray too many themes and plotlines at once (there are subplots involving student politics and another about sexual harassment) and ends up watering down the film's impact. Overall, Dear Comrade is a predictable, yet fairly engaging romantic drama.(more)

Source: Behindwoods Review Board,


An equal romance full of heart and sensitivity

This largely sensitive film takes a misstep in a matter concerning mental illness. Its idea that nature and some love could clean up the psychological mess is simplistic at best. This rings especially true given Bobby hardly cares to familiarise himself with what's gone wrong with Lilly. There's also a bit of support for alternative medicine, which I didn't particularly care for either.(more)

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A Charming Love Story That's Long And Surprisingly Responsible

Dear Comrade is not a flawless film. It does get better as it moves along, but still is longer than it has to be. The ending, too, feels rather clumsy and forced. Yes, it�s cathartic to stand-up to an abuser, but pushing people to do so isn't the ideal way to go. But for all that it can do wrong with a huge star like Vijay at its helm, it comes through more often than it doesn't. The film ends with a note from the team about sexual harassment in our society and how people need to be supportive of the victims.(more)



Source: PRasanth, Prashanth


Vijay Deverakonda, Rashmika in an intense but uneven film

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.(more)

Source: Hemanth Kumar,


Vijay Deverakonda's 'Straight Out Of Arjun Reddy' Avatar Still Holds The Similar Charm!

Dear Comrade consists of yet another bombastic performance by Vijay Deverakonda. It's nothing less than a great to his girl-fans. Had much scope of improvement but still recommended for Vijay & Rashmika.(more)

Source: Umesh Punwani, Koimoi


A pleasant journey that could have been short!

The director has chosen all the right ingredients - emotions, social message, perfect cast, good story but has not got the configuration right and misses the mark in the execution. Just Prabhakaran's music is one of the biggest highlights of this movie. The 'Pularaadha' song is highly soulful and the 'Gira Gira' number is very good too! The BGM stands out in a number of places and helps the movie big time. Sujith Sarang's cinematography is good and the visuals are very pleasing to the eye. The editor Sreejith Sarang should have been given the freedom to work more on his chops and reduce a good bit of the runtime.(more)

Source: Galatta Review Panel,


Vijay Deverakonda is unstoppable

Dear Comrade is the intense love story of Bobby and Lilly, narrated realistically with all its emotion and pain by Bharat Kamma, the latest addition to the string of newcomers who are breaking the mould. Vijay Deverakonda and Rashmika are stunning. If there is a blemish, the movie is a mite too long.(more)

Source: Suresh Kavirayani, Deccan Chronicle