The true story behind Kaatru Veliyidai

Apr 11, 2017 JB

Mani Ratnam's "KaatruVeliyidai" is as authentic as it can be. The film featuring Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari hit the screens on the 7th April but has been getting a mixed response.

There is a sequence in the film where, the Indian prisoners Karthi and his two friends escape from Pakistan prison and their army men. Some online reviewers are quizzing about the authenticity of this sequence. The production house Madras Talkies has come out with an explanation for the same.

When Flight Lieutenant Dilip Parulkar was shot down over Pakistan on 10 December 1971, he quickly turned that catastrophe into the greatest adventure of his life. On 13 August 1972 Parulkar, along with Malvinder Singh Grewal and Harish Sinhji escaped from a POW camp in Rawalpindi. Four Miles To Freedom is a book written by Ms.Faith Johnston. It depicts their real story.

KaatruVeliyidai borrows incidents from this book. Most of what Karthi and his friends do to escape is from real incidents. So, this should put an end to people who question the authenticity of this sequence and the confusion surrounding it. Click the Movie button below for more info:
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