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Mani Ratnam’s Kaatru Veliyidai gets a U certificate, release date locked

Mani Ratnam’s new film Kaatru Veliyidai is ready for release -- the film was given a ‘U’ certificate by the censor board and will release on April 7.

regional movies Updated: Jun 11, 2017 15:40 IST
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Kaatru Veliyidai stars Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari in the lead roles.
Kaatru Veliyidai stars Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari in the lead roles.

Maverick director Mani Ratnam’s intense romantic drama Kaatru Veliyidai has been cleared by the censor board with a ‘U’ certificate.

The film’s hero Karthi took to his Twitter page to confirm the release date, he wrote “And it’s finalised, #KaatruVeliyidai #Cheliyaa#AManiratnamfilm Releasing on April 7th. @arrahman @aditiraohydari (sic)”.

The film is also being dubbed in Telugu as Cheliyaa and famous producer ‘Dil’ Raju has bought the distribution rights in Andhra Pradesh/Telangana. Touted to be the costliest film in Mani Ratnam’s career, Kaatru Veliyidai was shot in exotic locales including Kashmir, Serbia, Ootty and Coonoor.

Karthi plays the role of a fighter pilot in Kaatru Veliyidai, while his romantic interest Aditi Rao Hydari plays a doctor. How the couple’s profession comes as a huge obstacle for their possessive relationship is said to be the basic plot of the film. Academy Award-winning composer AR Rahman has scored the music and Ravi Varman of Barfi fame has cranked the camera.

After the release of Kaatru Veliyidai, Mani Ratnam is planning to make a Tamil-Telugu bilingual with Ram Charan and Arvind Swamy.

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