Images: Gautam Karthik and Thulasi Nair in Mani Ratnam’s Kadal

Jan 16, 2013   (7 images)

Noted south Indian director Mani Ratnam's much-anticipated bilingual Kadal (The Sea) is ready for release on 1 February. Shot in the south-eastern cost of Tamil Nadu, Andaman islands and different parts of the Kerala, the movie tells a love-story with the lives of the poor fisherfolk in Rameshwaram in the backdrop. The director has managed a casting coup of sorts, when he brought together the children of a hit on-screen romantic pair of the 1980s, Karthik and Radha, to play the lead roles. The movie brings back Mani Ratnam's crack crew - Rajiv Menon handling cinematography; AR Rahman composing music; and national award winner Vairamuthu giving lyrics. The film also features the return of the Tamil heart-throb of the 1990s, Arvind Swamy, who was the hero of his hugely successful "Roja".


Gautham Karthik makes his debut in Mani Ratnam's Kadal. Firstpost


Gautham Karthik is the son of Tamil actor Karthik. Firstpost


A still from Mani Ratnam's film Kadal featuring Gautham Karthik in the lead role. Firstpost


Thulasi Nair will also debut with Mani Ratnam's Kadal. Firstpost


Thulasi Nair is the daughter of yesteryear Tamil actress Radha. Firstpost



Tamil heartthrob of the 1990s, Arvind Swamy makes a come back in Kadal. Firstppost


Arvind Swamy, was the hero of Mani Ratnam's hugely successful film Roja. Firstpost