A section of the audiences were very impressed with what they saw, while another section wasn’t impressed at all. Needless to say, a few online reviewers had put forth the opinion that some of the film’s sequences appeared artificial or exaggerated. To substantiate their point, most such reviewers had cited the sequence in which Karthi’s character escapes from a Pakistani prison with two other inmates.
Now, director Mani Ratnam’s team has countered this view of the reviewers by stating that the sequence is actually based on a true story.
Yes, the unit members say the sequence is actually based on a true incident.
Four miles to freedom, a book by Faith Johnston, narrates Dilip Parulkar’s story and Kaatru Veliyidai borrows incidents from it, claims the source, who says this must now be enough to answer doubts raised over the authenticity of the sequence.