Telugu title of Mani Ratnam’s next is ‘Cheliyaa’

Chennai, Jan 26 (IANS) The title of the Telugu dubbed version of filmmaker Mani Ratnam’s upcoming Tamil romantic-drama “Kaatru Veliyidai”, earlier titled “Duet”, has been renamed “Cheliyaa”.

In a statement, the makers announced on Thursday that the title of the film’s Telugu version had been changed to “Cheliyaa”.

Starring Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari in the lead, the film is set against the backdrop of snow-clad Kashmir and has also been shot in Ooty and Hyderabad among other places.

Karthi plays a fighter pilot while Aditi will be seen as a doctor.

Also starring Shraddha Srinath, RJ Balaji and Delhi Ganesh, the film has music by A.R. Rahman and cinematography by Ravi Varman.

Sri Thenandal Films has produced the film, which is gearing up for March or April release.