Kaatru Veliyidai: A visual treat with Mani Ratnam's usual touch

Kaatru Veliyidai Movie Review

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 2017Genre: 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 othersWritten & Director by Mani Ratnam
Music by AR RahmanCinematography Ravi Varman
Edited by Sreekar Prasad Production company Madras Talkies
Distributed by AP International, Fox Star Studios, Sri Thenandal Films, Thameens FilmsRuntime: 147 Minutes
Language Tamil CBFC Rating 'U'

Quick Glance

What's great?

  • Arrow Icon Karthi and Aditi carried their roles with utmost perfection.

  • Arrow Icon AR Rahman's music.

  • Arrow Icon Ravi Varman's mesmerising visuals.

  • Arrow Icon Technically brilliant.

  • Arrow Icon Dialogues are well written.

What's not?

  • Arrow Icon Slow paced 2nd half.

  • Arrow Icon Screenplay is not grippy.

  • Arrow Icon Needs few minutes of trimming.

The Cast

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

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