Kaatru Veliyidai: Mani Ratnam's film looks like a painting; Karthi and Aditi shine, says twitter

FP Staff

Apr,07 2017 10:29 20 IST

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.

Also read: Mani Ratnam on Kaatru Veliyidai: 'It's a classical drama; not an intimate setting like OK Kanmani'

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: