Kaatru Veliyidai Movie Review

Kaatru Veliyidai is the latest movie featuring  Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari in lead roles. Karthi is acting for the first time under the direction of Mani Ratnam. Suriya’s brother Karthi is glad to work with director Mani Ratnam twelve years after having worked with him as an assistant during the making of Aayutha Ezhuthu (2004).

Mani Ratnam after the hit of O Kadhal Kanmani in 2015 is back with another love story. The film is distributed by Sri Thenandral Films.Recently released trailers got so much of positive response. Midst high expectations the Karthi’s new movie finally hit the theaters on 7th April. Here is the movie review of Kaatru Veliyidai

Kaatru Veliyidai Movie Cast & Crew:

  • Movie Name: Kaatru Veliyidai காற்று வெளியிடை
  • Language: Tamil
  • Cast: Karthi, Aditi Rao Hydari, K.P.A.C.Lalitha, Shraddha Srinath, etc..
  • Director/Producer/Screenwriter: Mani Ratnam
  • Music Director: A.R.Rahman
  • Production Company: Madras Talkies
  • Release Date: 7 April 2023

Kaatru Veliyidai Movie Story Plot:

Officer Varun(Karthi) is a military pilot who is held as a prisoner of war. He remembers the romance with the love of his life Dr. Leela Abraham(Aditi Rao Hydari), a local doctor.

The movie starts with 1999 Kargil War episode scenes, Karthi suited for perfectly for the military officer pilot role. Hero Karthi a war prisoner seen remembering his past experiences with his lady love. Flash back episodes begin with a  beautiful Maimarupa song.

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Hero sees Heroine Aditi Rao in a hospital and falls in love with her. RJ Balaji played the role of an Army Officer along with Karthi. Humorous Scenes at the Hospital between the lead roles shows ManiRatnam style in the making. Love Scenes between Karthi and Aditi came very well. How Karthi met his lady love after being caught as war prisoner is the rest of the movie.

Pakistan prison,Indian Air Force Base and other War Scenes were pictured perfectly in the film remains to be one of the highlights of the movie. AR Rehman with his BGM and Songs had done exceptional job.

Cast Performance:

Karthi makes sure to show variations in each and every character he portrays. In this movie, he played the role of a sincere military pilot. His acting skills were once again showcased very well and became the highlight of the film. This is the second movie of Aditi Rao Hydari in Tamil. She played the role of a local doctor. Veteran actress K.P.A.C.Lalitha did a memorable job as Acchamma in the movie.

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Mani Ratnam is back with yet another magical love story. He is one such director who can embed a beautiful love story amid the action sequences and war backdrop. He portrayed the love story between a war prisoner and a doctor very well. He executed the complicated and twisted love story good. From Roja to Kaatru Veliyidai, the super hit combination of ManiRatnam-A.R.Rahman is still as elegant as it can be.The music composed by A.R.Rahman is top notch. The audio already got so much of positive response from the audience.

The background music is the asset to the movie. Instead of designing separate sets, Art Director Amaran and production designer Sharmishta Roy picked the existing beautiful locations in Kashmir. Sham Kaushal choreographed some action sequences in Leh and Ladakh. Other shooting locations include Belgrade, Serbia, and Hyderabad.  Cinematographer, Ravi Varman did a good job. Editing by A.Sreekar Prasad is worth mentioning.

Kaatru Veliyidai Movie Audience Opinion



Plus Points:

  • Karthi
  • Music
  • Screenplay
  • Cinematography

Minus Points:

  • Story
  • Lagging scenes


The fresh love story in breathtaking locations with fantastic background music is an eye candy.Kaatru Veliyidai is a fated exquisite love story. The audience who love action-romance genre will love this movie

Kaatru Veliyidai Rating: 3/5

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