Telugu language based Indian romantic-action based movie Cheliyaais directed & produced by Mani Ratnam under his own production banner of Madras Talkies. Cheliyaa is the telugu dubbed of Mani's tamil movie Kaatru Veliyidai, which stars Aditi Rao Hydari & Karthik in the main lead roles, while Shraddha Srinath, RJ Balaji, K.P.A.C. Lalitha & Rukmini Vijayakumar in the main supporting roles. The movie plot of Cheliyaa is same as that of Kaatru Veliyidai, which revolves around the life of a IAF pilot.
The Official movie poster was released along with the tamil's one. And soon after minutes of unveiling the movie poster, a small movie glimpse/teaser of the trailer was released & uploaded on Youtube.
The music for Mani ratnam's next Cheliyaa is composed by none other than his long-time friend musician A.R. Rahman; while the lyrics been written by Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry. The music rights of the movie Cheliyaa are acquired by Sony Music India & the dubbed-movie is slated to release in cinemas somewhere in the mid of 2017.