Kadal, as the title suggests, is set at the backdrop of a sea. Keeping the fishermen issue as the subject, Mani Ratnam has penned a romantic tale set in the coastal region. He has roped in veteran actor Karthik's son Gautham and hot and happening Samantha to play the leads. Arjun Sarja, Arvind Swamy and Lakshmi Manchu are also doing some important roles in the forthcoming Tamil movie.
Talking about the shoots, actress Lakshmi Manchu said, “Cuts, bruises, sprains, scratches and sun burn... Yep, I am shooting for a Mani Ratnam film :) life is delicious.”
Mani Ratnam's trusted men AR Rahman and Rajeev Menon are handling the music and cinematography department respectively in Kadal.