I am not a Tamilian but I wish I knew Tamil language. The moment I came across Kaatru Veliyidai trailer, I felt a spark to watch the movie. Luckily, I found it on Amazon Prime and managed to watch it with English subtitles.
Kaatru Veliyidai means ’till the last breath’. The movie is set in Kashmir during the Kargil war of late 1990s, where Varun (Karthi), an Indian Air Force officer reminisces his love with Dr. Leela (Aditi Rao Hydari) as a prisoner is a Pakistani jail. Varun is young, charismatic, and wanna be Air Force pilot with a messed up childhood and emotional baggage of griefs, anguish, and self acknowledging fears.
Due to this he quits on people even before they quit on him. Dr. Leela is an astonishingly beautiful looking doctor who falls in love with Varun. They set on a picturesque journey of beautiful tale of love.
Acting, Direction and Music
The movie is directed, written, and produced by the famed Mani Ratnam and the music is composed by A.R. Rehman popularly called as the Mozart of Madras in the Southern film industry. Needless to say they are a brilliant combination. To my surprise, the movie had a Punjabi song as well.
Both Varun and Aditi will spell bound you with their on screen appearance and chemistry. They look so promising in their characters. Would recommend everyone to watch it for once.