Reviewed By :
Pavan MOVIE JOCKEY
Tamil film 'Kaatru Veliyidai' is dubbed in Telugu as 'Cheliyaa' and was released on 7th April, 2017 along with it's Tamil version. Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari played the main lead role. Popular director Mani Rathnam directed this Romantic Entertainer film under Madras Talkies banner. Dil Raju has brought the Telugu dubbing rights for this film under Sri Venkateswara Creations banner.
It's a Painful journey of a fighter pilot Varun (Karthi), who will be caught by Pakistan force during Kargil war in 1999. He live in his memories thinking about his beloved girl-friend Leela (Aditi RaoHydari).
Coming to flashback, Both, Varun and Leela fall in love with each other in no time. Varun is a fighter pilot and he is short tempered. Leela is a doctor and she believes in equal rights for all men and women. How he wins her heart is rest of the story.
It's a Love story of a Fighter Pilot, who is short-tempered and a Doctor who believe in equal rights. It's a complicated love story with many quarrels and sorry.
Karthi is not good in this role, As his role is blended with many negative shades. His fans and movie lovers may get disappointed. But he did justice to his role. We can see a different Karthi in this film.
Aditi Rao Hydari is simply perfect in this film. She is gorgeous and performed her role with ease. Both the actor's chemistry is very fresh.
Apart from Karthi and Aditi Rao, Other characters just come and go.
Coming to technicians, Photography by Ravi Varman is biggest highlight in this film. Visuals are bright and colorful. Locations are very natural and close to reality. The Himalayas scenes will be treat for our eyes. Every frame is very natural and colorful. Music by AR Rehman is another highlight in this film. Songs are not good on screen but background score has maintained the tempo of the film. Story is not new but presented in new tone. The Pakistan Jail episodes, The Himalayas, Srinagar locations and AR Rehman's music made this film a visual treat.
Cheliyaa is a Typical Manirathnam style film. He captured the beautiful locations for the film but lost his grip in main stream story. The movie will test your patience with reverse screenplay concept. The slow-pack narration is biggest drawback in this film.
Manirathnam fans, Karthi fans and AR Rehman fans may like this film for their favorite hero. Common audiences who like visual treat films will like this film for sure. Others will simply ignore it.