‘DeAr’ is a fun, relatable family entertainer with some intense writing: Film team

Written and directed by Anand Ravichandran, 'DeAr' is headlined by GV Prakash Kumar and Aishwarya Rajesh. It will be released on 12 April.

BySouth First Desk

Published Apr 08, 2024 | 1:56 PMUpdatedApr 08, 2024 | 2:02 PM

Team DeAr at pre-release event in Hyderabad

The upcoming Tamil film DeAr, headlined by GV Prakash Kumar and Aishwarya Rajesh, will hit the screens on 11 April. The makers are also releasing it in Telugu on 12 April.

Ahead of the release, the film team hosted a pre-release event in Hyderabad on Monday, 8 April.

Actor Sundeep Kishan, directors Venky Atluri and Nandini Reddy, and producer Naga Vamsi graced the occasion as chief guests.

Written and directed by Anand Ravichandran, DeAr is produced by Varun Tripuraneni, Abhishek Ramisetty, and G Pruthviraj.

GV Prakash Kumar is the music director. Jagadeesh Sundaramurthy is the cinematographer. Rukesh is the editor.

DeAr features Aishwarya Rajesh as Deepika and GV Prakash as Arjun. The title is derived from the names of the characters of the lead pair. The movie depicts the challenges faced by a newly married couple when the wife’s snoring problem affects the husband’s sleep.

DeAr has intense writing: Rohini

Rohini, GV Prakash, and Aishwarya Rajesh in DeAr

Rohini, GV Prakash, and Aishwarya Rajesh play key roles in ‘DeAr’. (X)

Addressing the pre-release event, senior actor Rohini said DeAr has an unusual story. “At a time when relationships have become fragile, DeAr focuses on one’s need to identify and understand the strengths and weaknesses. It has intense writing by Anand Ravichandran. It conveys a lot not only through dialogue but also through silence. The film revolves around three couples and the compromises they make in their marriage life,” she pointed out.

Director Anand said he wrote the script during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020.

“Aishwarya Rajesh infused life into her character of Deepika through small detailing and brilliant performance. GV Prakash Kumar always bettered himself in every shot. Rohini maam’s character will be more than what she did until today. It is a fun and relatable family drama,” he added.

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Looking for a solid script and role in Telugu: Aishwarya Rajesh

Female lead Aishwarya Rajesh said Telugu Telugu cinema was very close to her. “I’m happy doing Tamil films. However, I’m waiting for a good and big script to do a straight Telugu film. I sign a film only if I like the story and my role. It has to be soulful.”

The actor disclosed that she once referred another actor when she was offered to play the leading lady in a big-budget film since she could not imagine herself in the character.

Aishwarya Rajesh also stated that she was never affected by a film’s success or failure because all her roles drew appreciation. “My character Suvarna in World Famous Lover (2020) won me huge recognition. So did my role in Kousalya Krishnamurthy (2019). They broke my notion that Telugu audiences will only like glamorous actors with fair skin.”

As regards DeAr, Aishwarya Rajesh revealed that Anand told her the story three years ago and did not want to rope in any other actor for Deepika’s role. “It’s a real film and you all will leave the theatres with a smile on your faces.”

She stated that she referred GV Prakash for the protagonist’s role since she could not think of a better choice for Arjun’s character.

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DeAr is a relatable story: GV Prakash

Aishwarya Rajesh and GV Prakash Kumar at DeAr pre-release event

Aishwarya Rajesh and GV Prakash Kumar at ‘DeAr’ pre-release event. (X)

GV Prakash Kumar said he initially doubted he would get only 20-25 minutes of screen time since DeAr was Aishwarya Rajesh’s film. “However, I had a good screen presence in the movie. I thank her for referring me.”

He added that DeAr would be a relatable story filled with elements like emotions, family drama, etc.

He revealed he usually schedules his work for the next 4-6 months and hence is juggling music direction and acting.

The music director-actor also promised producer Naga Vamsi that he would be part of the promotional activities of Dulquer Salmaan’s Lucky Baskhar for which he is composing the music.

When asked what was the pulse of today’s Telugu audiences, GV Prakash Kumar said they want innovative concepts and storylines and were looking for entertainment and hence were accepting other language films as well.

To a question, Aishwarya replied that she can’t sleep if her mother doesn’t snore, GV Prakash Kumar said he was used to his father’s snoring.

Sundeep Kishan said he met up with GV Prakash at film-related events. He revealed that GV was a huge video game freak and nobody could beat him in the “Call Off Duty” video game.

“Aishwarya is very realistic in DeAr. She always has 3-5 directors waiting for her nod. She does varied roles in different genres, and DeAr is one such character.”

Nandini Reddy said she looks forward to watching Aishwarya Rajesh’s performance in the film, as the actor mostly appears in serious roles.

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