Starring : Gautham Karthik, Thulasi, Arjun, Arvind Swamy, Lakshmi Manchu
Direction : Mani Ratnam
Music : A. R. Rahman
Production : Mani Ratnam, Manohar Prasad
Maniratnam is back to making a film exclusively in Tamil. Post Kannathil Muthamittal, all his film like Aayutha Ezuthu, Guru, Raavanan were bilinguals or dubbed into Hindi.
In Kadal, Maniratnam is introducing Goutham Karthik,son of yesteryear actor Karthik and Thulasi Nair,daughter of Radha to tinseltown.
For the first time Maniratnam and popular writer Jeya Mohan have joined handsr. Jeya Mohan takes care of the story, dialogues and also additional screenplay with Maniratnam in Kadal. Sources say that Jeya Mohan’s story and dialogues are the strong points of the movie. After Idhaya Kovil, Unaru and Thiruda Thiruda Maniratnam is directing the story of another writer.
Apart from the lead pair , Arjun’s acting in the trailer has been getting accolades and Arjun is said to have played a cold blodded villain. Yesteryear heartthrob Aravindswamy plays a priest and Godfather of Goutham in the film. Lakshmi Manchu and Ponvannan are also playing crucial roles in the film.
After Bombay and Guru, Rajiv Menon is handling the camera for Maniratnam and one can witness the visual treat in the trailer and promo songs. AR Rahman always gives the best songs in Maniratnam’s movies and with Kadal he has tried different genres in all songs and all the songs are already topping the charts.
Level of expectations : 75%