Mani Ratnam is smiling. His forthcoming film Kadal with newcomers Gautham Karthik and Thulasi Nair is almost complete. Recently Mani and his trusted cameraman Rajiv Menon saw rushes of the film and were delighted with it.
Sources swear that after seeing the rushes, Mani sir broke out into a big smile as he is said to have been very impressed by the performance of Gautham Karthik. Remember, Gautham father Karthik was one of Mani’s favourite actors. Who can forget his realistic performance in Mani’s Mounaragam and Agninakshtram ?
Kadal features Gautham Karthik and Thulasi, daughter of Radha and sister of Karthika in the lead. It also has Arjun, Arvind Swamy, Ponvannan, Pasupathy and Lakshmi Manchu.
The highlight of this film is going to be the fresh new story told by Mani and Jeyamohan on the life of fisher folks in the southern most tip of India in Kanyakumari district. It is a basically a love story woven with some real life incidents.
Mani and his all-time favourite music director AR Rahman is said to have spent days in coastal Tamil Nadu to get the right tunes for the film penned by Madan Karki.