Kaatru Veliyidai: A visual treat with Mani Ratnam's usual touch
Kaatru Veliyidai, A love story of a fighter jet pilot who is arrogant and loves none but himself and A doctor who falls head over heels with the pilot. This is all about their love which is set against the backdrop of Kargil war.
There are some great scenes, some slow moments but altogether has this romantic thriller able to impress the audience? Has this film stood in everyone heart? To know more about this, read our review below:
|Release date: 07 Apr 2017||Genre: Drama, Thriller|
|Cast: Karthi, Aditi Rao Hydari, Amrita Singh, Delhi Ganesh, Dhyana Madan, Harish Raj, KPAC Lalitha, Mir Sarwar, RJ Balaji, Rukmini, Shraddha Srinath, Sivakumar Ananth, Vipin Sharma and many others||Written & Director by Mani Ratnam|
|Music by AR Rahman||Cinematography Ravi Varman|
|Edited by Sreekar Prasad||Production company Madras Talkies|
|Distributed by AP International, Fox Star Studios, Sri Thenandal Films, Thameens Films||Runtime: 147 Minutes|
|Language Tamil||CBFC Rating 'U'|
- Karthi and Aditi carried their roles with utmost perfection.
- AR Rahman's music.
- Ravi Varman's mesmerising visuals.
- Technically brilliant.
- Dialogues are well written.
- Slow paced 2nd half.
- Screenplay is not grippy.
- Needs few minutes of trimming.
The entire team has performed well. Karthi looks in his best as a fighter pilot but he needs to improve in romantic portion as it looks unnatural. Aditi dominates Karthi at many instances and she looks beautiful. But their romance doesn't click.
RJ Balaji will be seen playing an entirely different character. Rukmini Vijaykumar, Delhi Ganesh and KPAC Lalitha have their own part to play and they have given their best.The Team
Technically this film is a marvel. Cinematography by Ravi Varman is an art and everything that he has captured in his lens is a visual extravaganza. Screenplay is not very grippy and he second half is slow paced.
Dialogues are well written and sharp. As usual AR Rahman music goes in tune with the films rhythm. BGM is worth mentioning as it steals the whole show. Editing is neat but it needs few minutes of trimming to hold it stronger.
Bottom line - A visual treat with Mani Ratnam's usual touch along with a soulful music and strong characters makes it worth the watch.
Certified Fresh - YES!
Stars - 3.25/5