While couple of movies by Maniratnam titled ‘Raavanan’ and ‘Kadal’ didn’t get a proper reception in box office and critics’ quotients, he made a decent comeback with the movie ‘O Kadhal Kanmani’, which was based on Live-in Relationship between a young boy and girl out there in Mumbai, whose lives get influence by an elderly couple there.
This film was recently remade in Hindi with Aditya Roy Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in Hindi titled OK Jaanu, which got bad reviews. The film had screenplay by Maniratnam and directed by his close associate Shaad Ali with AR Rahman composing music. Now Maniratnam has revealed the first glimpse of ‘Kaatru Veliyidai’ yesterday for the occasion of Republic Day.
The response as usual for any Maniratnam-AR Rahman combination was tremendous. Especially the couple of lines – Varuvaan Varuvaan crooned by Shreya Ghoshal is ringing in everyone’s heart and minds incessantly.
The official single track of this song would be released on February 2 followed by audio launch by end of the same month along with trailer. Initially, the film’s release was supposed to happen in March, but now the official confirmation has been made that it is fixed on April 7 both in Tamil and Telugu.