Director Mani Rathnam is known for his meticulous and low-profile ways. He is a person who (as a director) gives away very little about any project he undertakes before the actual release.
He is apparently not very happy with the way things have gone with his ongoing project Kadal. The movie has been pegged back owing to various reasons. Also, it has to be noted that the exit of Samantha as the leading lady added to the tardy progress. Meanwhile, it is learnt that Mani is not too pleased about the delays and is said to have asked his cast and crew to stay away from the media.
The movie stars newcomers -- Gautham, son of yesteryear hero Karthik and Tulasi, daughter of yesteryear heroine Radha -- as the lead pair and the duo are said to be following Mani's guidelines. The film is said to mark the on-screen return of Roja-fame Aravind Swamy and is touted to be a tale about fisher folk.