While Mani Ratnam had faced back to back flops through the movies like ‘Raavanan’ and ‘Kadal’, he had made a decent comeback with the film ‘O Kadhal Kanmani’. The film starring Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menen in lead roles managed to gain immense response in multiplex and city based centres. Witnessing the grand success with this movie, Mani Ratnam is once again getting on track to make yet another musical romantic genre film. There were some claims that the film could be titled as ‘Kurudhi Pookkal’, where Karthi and Sai Pallavi would be playing the lead roles… On the spur of moment, few changes were made that Sai Pallavi had announced about walking out of the project on Twitter page and lately got replaced by Bollywood actress Aditi Rao Hydari. Now some of the close sources have made it an affirmation that the film’s title is ‘Kaatru Veliyidai’.
It is worth mentioning that the words are inspired from Poet Bharathiyar’s poem, which was later seen in old Tamil movie ‘Kappalotiya Tamizhan’ song with same words featuring Gemini Ganesan and recently comes as a part of lyrics ‘Theera Ula’ from O Kadhal Kanmani, which involved the same crew of Mani Ratnam, AR Rahman and Vairamuthu.