Starring Karthi, Aditi Rao Hydari, Rukmini, R.J.Balaji, Delhi Ganesh. Directed by Mani Ratnam.
Mani Ratnam has maintained his good form in Kaattru Veliyidai, following the success of OK Kanmani. This time the conflict between the couple arises because of the self-centered and abusive nature of the hero, Varun, a fighter jet pilot. A rare occurrence, Mani Ratnam's hero is not a gentleman. He falls in love with Dr. Leela, who saves him after an accident. Their relationship oscillates between good and bad. Rest of the movie is about how an event that forces Varun to self-realisation makes him understand Leela, as well.Mani Ratnam proves once again that he still has his magic touch intact. He sketches few scenes like only he could. There are man moments that reminds us of his classics. The setups are similar in his movies, and that's why we call him an auteur. You may not like the romance here, as there is an imbalance in the equation. But you'll feel the whole love in the climax, and it will touch your heart for sure.
Karthi struggle with few closeup shots but he makes up for it in the climax. Aditi slowly grows on you with her nuances. A.R.Rahman's background score uplifts the movie experience. While, Vaan varuvaan song was extraordinary, Jugni and Sarattu songs are catchy. Ravi Varman beautifully paints the frames with his camera brush. R.J.Balaji induces few chuckles but not with his usual motormouth tactics.