Chekka Chivantha Vaanam received rave reviews from critics but opinion from public is mixed. And the film is a hit only in urban Tamilnadu and overseas. In Andhra, Telangana and Kerala CCV is below average. But the film got a big thumps up from Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu who enjoyed watching this Mani Ratnam film.
The actor also heaped praise on the film saying it is the movie of the decade. “#ChekkaChivanthaVaanam... stellar performances .@arrahman…matchless @santoshsivan...pure class. If you haven't seen the film, go grab your tickets people. We are witnessing a classic... movie of the decade!! The master is back & how!As a #ManiRatnam fan, used to clap watching his films in the theaters of Chennai, did the same... watching it in my home theater with my collar up”, tweeted Mahesh Babu.
For those who don’t know, Mahesh was supposed to work with Mani Ratnam in the film adaptation of Ponniyin Selvan but it was dropped due to budget constraints.