Kaatru Veliyidai Movie Review, Rating – 1st Day Collection. Kaatru Veliyidai is an upcoming Tamil romantic thriller movie produced, written and directed by Mani Ratnam. Featuring Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari in the lead roles, the film has music composed by A. R. Rahman and cinematography by Ravi Varman.
Principal photography of the film commenced on 8 July 2016 in Ooty. The film was shot in Hyderabad, Leh, Ladakh, Chennai and Belgrade, and was completed in January 2017.
Kaatru Veliyidai Movie Cast and Crew Details
Movie Title – Kaatru Veliyidai
Tamil – காற்று வெளியிடை
Director – Mani Ratnam
Producer – Mani Ratnam
Story – Mani Ratnam
Starring – Karthi, Aditi Rao Hydari
Music Director – A. R. Rahman
Cinematography – Ravi Varman
Editor – A. Sreekar Prasad
Production Banner – Madras Talkies
Distributors – Sri Thenandal Films
Release date – 7th April 2017
Running time – 140 minutes
Kaatru Veliyidai Movie Review
‘Karthi’ is fighter pilot who works for the ‘Indian Air Force’. ‘Aditi Rao Hydari’ is a doctor in ‘Srinagar’. Both fall in love and decides to marry. In the 1999 Kargil War, ‘Karthi’ gets caught by the Pakistani army and he’s imprisoned. Did he escape from there and marry his love forms the crux.
The ‘Indian Air Force’ backdrop which director ‘Mani Ratnam’ has chose is refreshing. Few elite factors which usually see in a ‘Mani’ sir film is correctly induced. ‘Aditi Rao Hydari’ is superb cute and her performance was also subtle but good at the same time. The VFX used for the explosions and flights were completely convincing. A.R.Rahman’s songs for this movie are already topping the charts as they were lovely. His background music was also wonderful in each and every scene. Hats-off to the camera man ‘Ravi Varman’, his cinematography was out of the world and deserves many awards for his work. The locations were amazing too. Sreekar Prasad’s editing was neat and he has given exactly what the director has said.
Anand’s sound design was perfect chase sequences. Amaran’s art direction had solid stuff and he helped to better the frame’s beauty. Eka Lakhani’s costumes were apt for all the artists. Sham Kaushal’s stunts were impactful in the pre-climax chase. The climax was feel-good and meaningful.
The script is in the lines of ‘Roja’ and ‘Mariyaan’. Mani Ratnam’s screenplay was extremely slow especially in the 2nd half and so the engagement factor leaps down by a far distance. After a point, the film became very boring with nothing really happening with predictability surrounded all over it. The unique dialogues which we look out in the director’s film is deeply missed. Karthi’s performance was only average in many places, he also failed with his idle dialogue delivery and over acting too. ‘RJ Balaji’ had nothing much to do in the movie and his role arise the question of his presence. Except the lead pair, none of the other artists had important/proper roles to play. So with a bunch of weak characters, the movie doesn’t connect at all. The disappointing part is the uninteresting love track between ‘Karthi’ and ‘Aditi’, none of their combination scenes gave the romantic feel. The song placements were speed-breakers too and mainly ‘Nallai Allai’ song situation was totally annoying. Editor ‘Sreekar Prasad’ could’ve chopped off some more scenes to reduce the patience-test meter of the audience. The ‘Pakistan’ portions lacked detailing.