Audio launch event of Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari starrer romantic thriller ‘Cheliyaa’ held on Tuesday i.e. on March 21 in Hyderabad. Directed by Mani Ratnam, the film is being produced by Madras Talkies. Dil Raju is releasing the Telugu version on Sri Venkateswara Creations banner. Guests who present at the event include Mani Ratnam, AR Rahman, Seetharama Sastry, Vamsi Paidipally, Suhasini, Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari and some others. Seetharama Sastry launched the audio CDs by presenting the first CD to AR Rahman.
On this occasion, Mani Ratnam said, “The film ‘Cheliyaa’ is set in the backdrop of air force. Karthi, who always seen in regular look, will not be seen like that in this film. Beautiful Aditi Rao Hydari has paired up with him. AR Rahman garu and Seetharama Sastry are the main reasons for the beautiful audio album. My special thanks to both of them. Dil Raju was bereaved of his wife recently. My condolences to him his family. Dil Raju garu is releasing the Telugu version on his banner and it has boosted our confidence levels on the film. I hope we get support from all sides.”
Speaking at the function, Suhasini said, “I am the best critic for Mani Ratnam’s films. Mani Ratnam garu has once again come up with a love story. Generally, Mani Ratnam garu would dominate characters in the film. But in ‘Cheliyaa’ Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari dominated Mani Ratnam. Aditi has given wonderful performance. I haven’t seen such a beautiful actress so far in my career. My condolences to Dil Raju garu. I pray for strength to Dil Raju and his bereaved family. Dil Raju garu is releasing the film. I has given us immense confidence.”
“Mani Ratnam garu is my brother and friend. Ours is 25 years long journey together. I love Telugu songs. I think it is the greatness of Telugu language. ‘Baahubali’ has taken the Telugu cinema to international level,” said AR Rahman.
Hero Karthi shared, “The film ‘Cheliyaa’ is very special to me. It’s a challenging character to me. It is the character which should be done by a big hero like my brother Surya. It’s a fighter pilot character. At first I didn’t understand the power of that role. Once I started taking training I understood the greatness of fighter pilots. Working for this film is a different journey. The story revolves around two strong characters. The film will stand out as an unforgettable film to audience also. AR Rahman garu’s music gives us special energy. I am very happy to be working on his music. ‘Cheliyaa’ is an intense love story in Mani Ratnam’s style. It is arriving theaters on April 7.”
Heroine Aditi Rao Hydari said, “Hyderabad is my native place. I am very happy to be here now. ‘Cheliyaa’ is my first Telugu film. Working with Mani Ratnam garu and AR Rahman garu is a wonderful and unforgettable experience. It’s very special to me. It’s a dream came true movie. Karthi is my favourite co-star. I am thankful to everyone who supported me.”