Kadal is directed and produced by Mani Ratnam. The film features debutant Gautham Karthik, son of actor Karthik and debutant Thulasi Nair, daughter of Radha in the lead roles and will also be dubbed and released simultaneously in Telugu as Kadali. AR Rahman is composing the music.
Collection King Mohan Babu’s daughter Lakshmi Manchu had refused the rumours of doing an item song in Mani Ratnam’s Kadal. She added that she will never consider doing an item song. Lakshmi is reportedly playing a village belle portraying a dark role.