Mani Ratnam's next film Kaatru Veliyidai releases on 7 April, 2017, and it stars Karthi, Aditi Rao Hydari and has music by A R Rahman.
While Ratnam's previous outing OK Kanmani was a contemporary romance-drama centered on live-in relationships, Kaatru Veliyidai is a period film in the backdrop of the Indian Air Force.
"Kaatru Veliyidai is not contemporary. It is a period film set in the backdrop of the late '90s. It's more like an intense, emotional relationship drama," says Ratnam to PTI.
The director says he always looks for genuineness in an idea to develop it as a feature on screen.
"I always look for genuineness. If I feel I can connect with the audience, I will try to develop it. For example, the genesis of Kannathil Muthamittal was an article published in the a magazine."
Asked about the recurring shots of sun and rain in his films, Ratnam says they are great tools for filmmakers to tell the story and provide certain visual power to the script.
"I like the wind also. There are elements which are great tools for a filmmaker. It gives a certain energy, certain mood, and certain visual power," he adds.
Meanwhile, as the first day first show of the film pans out, Twitter is already abuzz with opinions. Here's what twitterati is saying about Kaatru Veliyidai:
— Suganth (@msuganth) April 7, 2017
— Vignesh Krishnan (@kizhattovian) April 7, 2017
— sridevi sreedhar (@sridevisreedhar) April 7, 2017
Intro s awesum, bt couldnt relate 2 movie othr thn few luv dialogues n fights. Cute heroine Karthi luking so matured 4 her #KaatruVeliyidai
— Raji (@Rajalakshmi_T) April 7, 2017
#KaatruVeliyidai at interval. Here's hoping the film has more to offer than amazing visuals and music. Moving at snail's pace.
— Haricharan Pudipeddi (@pudiharicharan) April 7, 2017
Kaatru veliyidai is nothing but the unofficial remake of Descendants of the Sun - Korean movie
— S@thy@ (@sathya_tweet) April 7, 2017
#KaatruVeliyidai 1sthalf: Sarattu Vandiyila is a visual beauty. No words to describe it. This film is by far d best visuals we have seen.
— FridayCinemaa (@FridayCinemaa) April 7, 2017
Interval report #KaatruVeliyidai Has all the elements you expect in a #Maniratnam movie👍 @aditiraohydari rocks 💕 #awesome so far #Manimagicpic.twitter.com/86DX2FHjDK — sridevi sreedhar (@sridevisreedhar) April 7, 2017
Kaatruveliyidai is not even par..fully bakwaas and mokka @aditiraohydari sorry to say..reports coming out.. very Crap.movir
— Salman® (@Salmancaprico) April 7, 2017
— Vaishnavi (@VaishuReviews) April 7, 2017
@sridevisreedhar@aditiraohydari Mam to be honest ....Movie cud have been better... Didn't liked it...Too much of love......Too much of manirathnam ...#kaatruveliyidai — Murali (@aruls08) April 7, 2017
#KaatruVeliyidai Overseas Review - First 15 minutes was good but the flight begins to land after that. Didn't create that overall impact.
— VCD (@VCDtweets) April 7, 2017
Published Date: Apr 07, 2017 10:29 am | Updated Date: Apr 07, 2017 10:57 am