Mani Ratnam has almost completed shooting for his next film ‘Kadal‘ and is said to be heading back to Chennai, to supervise the post-production works of the movie.
The ace filmmaker has finished shooting the film in record time. Karthik‘s son Gautham and Radha‘s younger daughter Tulasi play the lead roles in this flick, which is set around the lives of fisher folk.
“Mani has shot Kadal in some of the beautiful locales of southern Tamil Nadu and Andaman. The editing work too was done simultaneously. Now he will be back in Chennai to take care of post-production,” sources say.
‘Kadal‘ has Arjun and Aravind Swamy in crucial roles. Vairamuthu has penned a song on fishermen and sea and it is said to be one of the highlights of the album, which will be released soon.
Mani Ratnam’s Kadal aims at November
It seems Mani Ratnam is planning on releasing ‘Kadal‘ in November and has reportedly announced this at an event in Pondicherry.
However, it can’t be said whether he’s planning on releasing it along with Thupaki and Vaalu for Diwali or is aiming at a solo release in November.
Starring debutants and star kids, Gautham and Tulasi, ‘Kadal‘, as the title suggests is set on the fisher folk and their encounters in the seas. Tulasi is said to play a girl of her age in the film. Both the actors’ faces have been guarded from the media.
Music is by AR Rahman, of course. The film marks Mani Ratnam’s comeback to a Tamil film and a romantic one after several years.