Kaatru veliyidai is a complete mashup of all Maniratnam movies. Much of Kaatru Veliyidai unravels in the form of memories. The first meet of Squadron Leader VC (Karthi) and Dr. Leela Abraham (Aditi Rao Hydari) takes place in a hospital. VC has had an accident and Leela has just taken charge as the duty doctor. After being struck down by an enemy missile, VC is held captive in a Rawalpindi prison. All he has is his duty to the nation, hatred towards his enemies and undying love for Leela. Using her memories as his lifeblood, VC charts his course back home to his beloved. But is he worth waiting for? That’s what makes Mani Ratnam’s Kaatru Veliyidai fascinating.
Karthi and Aditi Rao chemistry worked out well & both of their performances are excellent. But the script give Aditi much space to score more than Karthi. Songs placement are perfect.
Other than Maniratnam and ARR, the most positive thing in the movie is the technical team. Ravi Varma’s camera angle played like a character in the movie. Every angle makes sense. Vaan varuvan and Saaratu vandilea gives us a visual treat. Rj balaji ‘s role is unique from other roles that he played yet.
Rating : 2.75/5