Ace director Mani Ratnam is currently working on his next project Kadal. Shooting is in progress at Manappad, which is located in southern Tamil Nadu.Grapevine has it that shooting is on track and the director has plans to release the film for Deepavali.
According to sources, Mani Ratnam wants to move to Munnar and some other parts of Kerala for their upcoming schedules after the shooting in Manappad is completed.It is said that the film revolves around the lives of fishermen who live in the southern coasts of Tamil Nadu. There has been a lot of tension in the area due to frequent cases disappearance of people.
Gautham, son of yesteryear hero Karthik and Samantha will be seen as the leads of the film. Aravind Swamy has made a surprise comeback while there is talk that Arjun is also doing a role.Rajiv Menon will handle the camera while A R Rahman is scoring the music.