“Dear Comrade” has come as a huge speed breaker for Vijay Deverakonda who has been moving higher and higher on the popularity charts. Even though the film took massive openings on the first day, it has started showing a negative trend from the second day and on its first day, the film came crashing down.
It is now pretty clear that it is a huge flop. The collections of “iSmart Shankar” are higher than the “Dear Comrade”. This film has brought down the stardom of Vijay Deverakonda. After the massive success of “Geetha Govindam”, he was not able to repeat the same magic. His subsequent films have collected in the range of Rs 20 Cr. “Dear Comrade”, on the other hand, will end up collecting Rs 25 to Rs 27 Cr.
So, this is Vijay Deverakonda’s range. He has a much tough task ahead to strengthen his market and prove that he would deliver a Rs 50 Cr hit on his own. Unless he delivers Rs 50 Cr hits consistently, he will not be treated as a major star by the trade.
Vijay Deverakonda’s choice of scripts is bad. He is still selecting films that attract a tiny section of audiences. If he wants to grow as a big star, he should select stories that appeal to wider audiences.
“Dear Comrade” is directed by Bharat Kamma and produced by Mythri Movie Makers. The film was trimmed after initial reactions were negative but this has not helped the film in any way. However, the big solace to Vijay Deverakonda is he got some market in Kerala with this film.