Cheliyaa Performance :
Karthi who proved his mettle as an actor has been stable in the assigned role. He has been arrogant and apt for the role of Varun throughout. He performed with ease and showed the needed variations. Aditi Rao Hydari has been stunning throughout and she shined with perfection in the role. Her eyes speak a lot and it has been well captured on screen. She has been beautiful and glamorous throughout. All the other actors look decent.
The story of Cheliya has nothing much new and is outdated. For a layered film like Cheliya, screenplay plays a crucial role and unfortunately the screenplay of Cheliya is a huge letdown. The dialogues of the film look decent and the music has been just ok. The cinematography is the major highlight of the movie and the production values have been decent. Mani Ratnam fails to impress the audience with his outdated narration.
Cheliya is a meaningless and emotionless romantic drama that fails in all the available ways. Aditi Rao Hydari and the film’s cinematography work are the only saviors. Give the film a skip.