Movie Name: Cheliya
CAST & Crew: Karthi, Aditi Rao Hydari, KPAC Lalitha, Rukmini Vijaykumar, Delhi Ganesh, RJ Balaji
DIRECTION: Mani Ratnam
PRODUCER: Dil Raju, Mani Ratnam & Shirish
Music Director: AR Rahman - Listen to music from Sony Music India
Release Date: April 7 2017
GENRE: Thriller Drama film
DURATION: 2 hours 27 minutes
Cheliya Synopsis: Director Mani Ratnam's Telugu movie Cheliya, (also spelt as Cheliyaa) starring Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari, is the dubbed version of much-talked about Tamil film Kaatru Veliyidai.
Varun (Karthi) is a military pilot, who is held a prisoner of war. He is very strong and softhearted but is very unsure inside. Being in prison, he recalls his romance with a local doctor (Aditi Rao Hydari), who is vulnerable and fragile on the outside and determined and headstrong inside. How these two people with opposite characters gel forms the crux of the story.
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The viewers say that Cheliya has an interesting love story, which is very high on emotional quotient, and Mani Ratnam has executed it in a brilliant way on the screen. The narration is slow and dragging in parts but the director manages to hold the attention right till the end.
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Karthi, who has played different kinds of roles, has essayed a brand new character in Cheliya and he has delivereed brilliant performance in the film. Aditi Rao Hyderi has done justice to her role as a doctor and her chemistry with Karthi is the major highlight of the movie. KPAC Lalitha, Shraddha Srinath, Rukmini Vijayakumar, RJ Balaji and others are also assets of the film, according to the audience.
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Cheliya has been made on a budget of over Rs 35 crore and it has rich production values. AR Rahman's songs and background score, Ravi Varman's cinematography, amazing choreography and stunts, brilliant VFX works and selection of exotic locations and beautiful costumes are the attractions on the technical front, said the audience.
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Jalapathy Gudelli @JalapathyG
#Cheliyaa: Mixed bag. Mani Ratnam's trademark visual framing is alluring. But narration/content is not at all engaging. 2nd half is bore!
Done with first half #Cheliyaa #Maniratnam taking visual songs r different form regular @arrahman music is outstanding i mean standing out A pure matured typical and complete complex love story where #Maniratnam can only handle #Cheliyaa Done with #Cheliyaa pure #maniratnam mark where B,C centers can't digest and A center can easily envlove with factual love story #Cheliyaa
#Cheliyaa a Maniratnam bore fest, only good things were technicalities, visuals and Music. #Cheliyaa Though Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari were perfect, their chemistry was not in sync. The love scenes were artificial. Half baked story and worst execution, Maniratnam has clearly lost his touch. #Cheliyaa falls in the range of Kadali-Raavan/Ok Banagaram 2/5
Breathtaking Cinematography, scintillating background music and few feel good moments and Story....errrr... not found! #Cheliyaa I think when @aditiraohydari walks down in the memory lane,she will watch #Cheliyaa and proudly feel how beautiful she looked in the film!
Chiranjiv Santhosh M @kingchiru15
#Cheliyaa #kaatruveliyidai is like a beautiful painting with some poetic scenes! Tech-Visually stunning visuals but damn slow narration. #Cheliyaa #kaatruveliyidai - Musical brilliance by @arrahman Which is asusual. Only drawback is slow narration & cliched narration. #Cheliyaa #kaatruveliyidai so it might not click for everyone but once watchable for #Maniratnam, @arrahman @Karthi_Offl @aditiraohydari
#Cheliyaa will be liked and disliked equally by many. has breezy first half, slow 2nd half. I enjoyed it. @aditiraohydari has never looked so beautiful. Her gorgeous looks coupled with her rocking performance is the biggest strength of #Cheliyaa
Dheeraj Babu ✍ @DheerajBabuP
#Cheliyaa Except the Exceptional Cinematography Work by #RaviVarman the film Has Nothing but a Few Nostalgic Moments From @maniratnam Sir.
Review 1st half pure magic on screen.@Karthi_Offl n @aditiraohydari sparkling chemistry.Stunning Visuals n @arrahman GOD!! #Cheliyaa Review Mani sir made us fall in love again.BGM outta the world.Riveting romantic drama that will blow your mind.
#Jugni Take off ~ beyond words ~ Classic Maniratnam #kaatruveliyidai #Cheliya Best among the best of Maniratnam's Heorines. @aditiraohydari Scores Very big. Stellar ~ classic performance #kaatruveliyidai #Cheliyaa #Cheliyaa is a visual spectacle with stellar performances, some ultimately directed sequences
Idlebrain Jeevi @idlebrainjeevi
#Cheliyaa interval now. Maniratnam signature written all over it. Top notch technical values and Mani's kind of poetry. Maniratnam weaves his celluloid magic with #Cheliyaa. Love can be perfect despite character flaws and imperfections. Loved it!
#Cheliyaa : (Till First Half) A #Maniratnam crossover with high quality visuals through #RaviVarman spotless tones. #Cheliyaa : Nostalgic #Maniratnam relives his moments but fails to stitch it together. Visuals payoff....
NK Dreamy Solo @NK2VLNSK
#Cheliyaa #KatruVeliyidai Mani Ratnam mark film ... Visuals say the story and storytelling at its best! Dil Se feels. Giving a fresh breath to visuals & storytelling is highly quantifiable but the emotional core goes immovably to tethers! #Cheliyaa For #Maniratnam fans like me .. it is an appetizer that leaves you craving for a treat! #Cheliyaa #KatruVeliyidai visuals aren't enough!
B Abhishek @maverix111
First half..Love took off faster than their jet plane .zero connect or feel .'brahmotsavam' of love stories.patchy..#Cheliyaa .kid wrote it? 1st Fvrt Dialogue - @Karthi_Offl: Manasu Chepindhi.. @aditiraohydari: Am a Doctor, Manasu Matladadhu Ani Naku Telusu #Cheliyaa Now this is really pathetic movie of all time.if anything,I just wanted to tear apart the screen of this dud-ly pretentious flick #Cheliyaa A "love" story of a psychotic asshole and a bimbo enslaved to ill-treatment..irritatingly weaved...not even one right chord touched..waste
Halfway through #Cheliyaa #kaatruveliyidai sadly the movie hasn't worked for me at all. #Cheliyaa turned out to be an incoherent love story, bizarre characters & weird situations. Maybe the beauty of it got lost in translation
#Cheliyaa good 1st half MANI mark all the way those visuals though out of the world the way he blends scenes with visuals. Mani love framesSlow narration in d 2nd half bt that's how Maniratnam's movies wud be!visual extravaganza kudos to DOP #Cheliyaa watchable Loved each and every frame he is a master in framing those shots!underlying pain and love beautifully portrayed by karthi aditiloved it
nippu raa @yusufsmart11152
#Cheliyaa superb 1st half...lovely screnplay with awesome songs n music. #cheliyaa fresh movie...wonderful location awesome music..just luv the movie live it
Rakshith Ricky @kholi333
#Cheliyaa 1st Half Complete Torture.... Never Ever Try this film!!! 1st Half is very slow.... One shud have Patience to watch this film!!!! Another Flop from #Maniratnam....... Sir Please Don't Play with the minds of people with your slow screenplay!!! #Cheliyaa