Review by : saravanan
Karthi, Aditi Rao Hydari, RJ Balaji, Shraddha Srinath, Rukmini Vijayakumar,
A. R. Rahman
Karthi had worked as Mani Ratnam's assistant filmmaker. He grew to become an actor and today he is right there playing the lead in Mani Ratnam's film. Kaatru Veliyidai is a romantic fare oozes with love from the word go.
Bubbly and energetic, it is a typical Mani Ratnam movie with enough to engage and entertain young audience.Karthi, Aditi Rai Hyadri, KPAC Lalitha, Rukmani, Delhi Ganesh and RJ Balaji play key roles in the movie that has camera by Raviverman and music by A R Rahman.
Interestingly it is 25 years of Rahman and Mani Ratnam together, a journey that began with Roja.The movie speaks about the modern romance in a language that can be easily understood by contemporary audience.
There is no cliches and no over the top performance.Kaatru Veliyidai is a poetic attempt and does keeps audience engaged. Mani Ratnam's writing is the key. It holds viewers together. Nothing is artificial or stuffed in the film. Varun (Karthi) is a pilot in the Indian Air Force.
He is in romance doctor Leela (Aditi Hydari Rao), who comes to work in Kashmir for the army.She nurses Varun to good health after he meets with a mishap. If Varun is more concerned about himself, she expects self-esteem even in romance.
The couple breaks after a difference of opinion. Onus is on Varun to set things right. How he does that forms the rest.Karti and Aditi are scene-stealers. Both get equal screen space and they deliver it well.Rahman's songs are good while Raviverman's camera is amazing.
Kaatru Veliyidai may be a tad slow, but thanks to racy screenplay. It ends up a good show.
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