Kaatru Veliyidai – Trailer | Mani Ratnam, AR Rahman | Karthi, Aditi
Kaatru Veliyidai is an upcoming Indian Tamil-language romantic thriller film produced, written and directed by Mani Ratnam. Featuring Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari in the lead roles, the film has soundtrack and original score composed by A. R Rahman and cinematography by Ravi Varman.
Caste & Crew
Aditi Rao Hydari
Written, Directed & Produced by: Mani Ratnam
Music Director: AR Rahman
Director of Photography: S Ravi Varman
Editor: Sreekar Prasad
Lyricist: Vairamuthu, Karky
Production Designer: Sharmishta Roy
Action Director: Sham Kaushal
Associate Producer: R Krishnan
Executive Producer: Siva Ananth
Creative Producer: Bejoy Nambiar
Line Producer: Shalini Shankar
Costume Designer: Eka Lakhani
Hair & Make-up: Serina Tixeira
Visual Effects: NY VFXWAALA & Accel Media
DI: Redchillies Color
Colourist: Ken Metzker
Stills: CH Balu
Publicity Design: Gopi Prasanna
Tamil Nadu Distributors: Sri Thenandal Films
Overseas Distributors: A.P. International
Music Label – Sony Music Entertainment India Pvt. Ltd
The shoot of the film began in early July 2016 in Nilgiris, Ooty with a twenty-day schedule featuring Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari. The location was chosen to show Kashmir on screen.Art director Amaran and production designer Sharmishta Roy worked together on designing the set during the first schedule, choosing to enhance existing backgrounds rather than to create lavish sets.
The film’s soundtrack and score were composed by A. R. Rahman, with Vairamuthu and Madhan Karky writing the lyrics for the songs. For the dubbed Telugu version Cheliyaa, Sirivennela Sitaramasastri had written the song lyrics. The audio rights of the soundtrack were acquired by Sony Music India. The track “Azhagiye” is penned by Karky whereas “Vaan” and “Sarattu Vandiyila” by Vairamuthu.
The second schedule for the film took place in Hyderabad during October 2016, lasting a period of ten days.The team then moved to Leh and the surrounding areas of Ladakh for a third schedule lasting fifteen days, with action sequences choreographed by Sham Kaushal.In late November 2016, the team moved to shoot scenes in Belgrade, Serbia and the surrounding snow-capped mountainous regions as permission were denied to shoot action sequences involving aircraft in Kashmir. During the ten day schedule, the team also shot a romantic song in the snowy backdrop choreographed by Brindha.The shoot was concluded in mid-January 2017.
The film is scheduled for a worldwide theatrical release on 7 April 2017. While Sri Thenandal Films will be releasing the film throughout Tamil Nadu, Sri Venkateswara Creations bought the Telugu dubbing rights for the film and will simultaneously release the Telugu version under the title Cheliyaa