Director: Kumar Velan.
This is the story of a young pair which wants to go to US on different missions. While the boy was a software engineer and plans to grab a job there and earn money, the girl has some other ambition to go to the US. The director made a vain attempt to mould it to an interesting film. Bharat and Reema played the lead roles in this dubbed movie titled Yuvan Yuvan in the original Tamil version, while it was dubbed into Telugu as Dear. Kumar Velan is the director of the film.
Kalyan Krishna (Bharat) and Nisha (Reema Kallingal) are very eager to go to the US and accidentally meet at passport office. However, their first encounter begins with a quarrel. While Kalyan plans to go to the US in search of a job, while Reema had another idea to go to US. However, after a few meetings, their relationship gets a change and they become friends and then lovers. Kalyan Krishna decides to marry Nisha and take her to US with him. But Kalyan’s father had other plans to get him married to some other girl. So, he decides to kidnap Nisha. Did Nisha is in real love with Kalyan? What Kalyan does to save Nisha. What is the actual reason behind Nisha’s eagerness to visit US? Answers to all these questions form part of the climax.
Bharat is okay in his role as far are performance. Reema performed well than her looks. Sampat, who played the role of Kalyan’s father, did justice to his role. Santanam tried to tickle the funny bones of audiences. Again, Satyan’s comedy track is quite irritating. However, as the story has no Telugu nativity, the film lacked the necessary punch and the Telugu audiences failed to accept the story. Moreover, the director revealed the entire story in the first half itself and this showed an adverse impact on the film, as the film appeared to have been dragged in the second half, as the director had nothing left to narrate. However, the director molded the climax scenes in a decent manner. Most of the scenes in the second half remind us of our old Telugu hit film ‘Bommarillu’. Some of the action scenes and the songs were placed at wrong timing and disrupts the flow of the subject.
Dialogues are average and not so impressive. Camera work too is not so appealing and the cinematographer failed to avoid dull light all through the movie. Vijay Antony’s music is not so appealing in songs. However, his background score elevated some of the scenes. The editing part is very poor. In fact, there are lots of jerks and some scenes were cut abruptly. The director who himself penned the screenplay failed to do justice to any of the departments of screenplay and direction.
It can be suggested to audiences to watch the movie till interval and return home as it is a little better because the director tried to narrate some story in it. The second half is completely poor and dragged. The slow pace of the narration in the second half tests the patience of audiences. Dear is one such film that can be safely avoided or wait for a DVD.
Cast: Bharat, Reema Kallingal, Sampat, Santhanam, Satyan and others
Credits: Music – Vijay Antony, Producer – Mutyala Ramdas (Venkata Sivasai Films)
Banner: Mata Media
Released on: February 3, 2012.