The first and only picture of “Kadal” Thulasi Nair released by Mani Ratnam went viral in a few days as it made the very young Thulasi look graceful and little mature.
The serene beauty of Mani Ratnam‘s “Kadal” is said to be even more gorgeous in real life. The public pondered much about the very traditional name in this era and to this Thulasi says, ” My grandfather loves Thulasi and the reason I was named Thulasi was because my Aunt revealed this to the family.”
The one thing Thulasi can be relieved about “Kadal” is that she does not get stereotyped. The usual portrayal of a girl in a fishing village is that she is always dark and this has been the very typical image for years in the Tamil cinema.
Even the recent “Neerparavai” deglamorized Sunaina to fit the so called fishing village girl’s image. Mani ratnam breaks this trend by letting Thulasi roam the beaches while she looks as beautiful and fair as she actually is. Also, Thulasi is all set to play her next role along with Jeeva in Ravi K Chandran‘s “Yaan“.
Kadal creates record-breaking history
The audio launch of the film Kadal has created waves around the world already. Sony Media Entertainment, who hold the audio rights of the film created a record yesterday by releasing the album two days ahead of it’s official release day. The popularity of the two promo songs – Elay Keechan and Nenjukulley prompted the makers to release the songs online to media stores.
“There was a terrific buzz and unbelievable advance booking orders for Kadal album, so we decided to advance its release by two days and get a huge opening during the weekend” said a spokesperson from Sony. Ever since the appearance of Nenjukulley on MTV Unplugged, all eyes have turned to the ARR album. Now that the final release is out, we are already seeing rave reviews about Kadal. The Mani Ratnam film has Gautham Karthik and Thulasi Nair in the lead. Vairamuthu and Madhan Karky have penned the lyrics.