Directors need to upgrade themselves on a daily basis to ensure that they are in sync with the changing audience tastes. Manirathnam is probably the only director who had made movies in 1980’s and this decade. He is coming up with ‘Cheliya’ now which is a romantic thriller starring Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari.
The film has Karthi sporting a clean shaven look for the first time. He has also cut down on his weight. Hyderabad born Aditi Rao who is the lineage of ‘Raja of Wanaparthy’ makes her debut down south. The trailer shows picturesque locations across Leh, Ladakh, Ooty, Niligiris. Music is by Maniratnam’s favourite A.R.Rahman. The Telugu rights are procured by Dil Raju and film is set to release on April 7th.