Mani Ratnam's 'Kaatru Veliyidai' cleared with U certificate

Chennai, March 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Mani Ratnam's forthcoming Tamil romantic drama "Kaatru Veliyidai" has been cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) with U certificate, and without cuts, the makers announced on Friday.In a statement, the makers confirmed that the film has been cleared with U certificate, making it fit for unrestricted public exhibition.Starring Karthi as a fighter pilot and Aditi Rao Hydari as a doctor, the film will hit the screens worldwide on April 7.Shot in places such as Ooty and Kashmir, it's nearly after two decades that Ratnam has travelled out of country to shoot in Belgrade, Europe.Produced by Madras Talkies, the film also stars Shraddha Srinath, Rukmini Vijayakumar, RJ Balaji, Delhi Ganesh and veteran Malayalam actress Lalitha.Double Oscar-winning A.R. Rahman has composed music while Ravi Varman has cranked the camera.According to a source from the film's unit, its audio will be released on March 20.