Mani Ratnam’s next film Kaatry Veliyadi titled Duet in Telugu

Duet's shoot will be wrapped in December, with the completion of a foreign schedule. So far, the film has been shot in Chennai, Hyderabad and in Leh-Ladakh region.

Written by Krishna Vamsi | Hyderabad | Published:November 12, 2016 3:34 pm
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Popular director Mani Ratnam’s next Tamil outing with Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari is Kaatry Veliyadi. But it will be dubbed in Telugu with the title Duet. Producer Dil Raju has clinched the rights for the Telugu dub.

“Just like in the case of OK Bangaram, director Mani Ratnam narrated the story of Duet at the beginning of the shoot and I loved it. I have decided to partner with the great director once again for this film. The film will hit the screens in March 2017,” Dil Raju said.

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Duet’s shoot will be wrapped in December, with the completion of a foreign schedule. So far, the film has been shot in Chennai, Hyderabad and in Leh-Ladakh region.

Popular stunt choreographer Sham Kaushal is said to be overseeing the action sequences, which are being shot in Leh and in some parts of Kashmir.

In this romantic drama, Karthi will be playing the role of a pilot and will be seen romancing Aditi Rao Hydari who plays a doctor. The Tamil version is produced by Madras Talkies and the film also stars Shraddha Srinath, Rukmini Vijayakumar, RJ Balaji, Delhi Ganesh and veteran Malayalam actress Lalitha in pivotal roles. Music director AR Rahman, cinematographer Ravi Varman and lyricist Vairamuthu have also been signed for this project.

Mani Ratnam’s Kaatru Veliyidai, which means “breezy expanse”, is said to have been taken from one of legendary Tamil poet Bharathiyar’s poems.

Meanwhile, the buzz is that Mani Ratnam might cast Chiranjeevi’s son Ram Charan Teja in his next film. According to reports, the Telugu and Tamil bilingual movie will be a commercial entertainer. However, there is no official confirmation on the project.