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 Prasanna is known for doing less and talking more. For the past one year, she had been raving about her role in the ace film maker Mani Ratnam’s Kadal where ever she go. But things turned topsy turvy when audience got to see the movie. Lakshmi has a very little role in the movie which is of very little length. She plays the role of a prostitute and will appear only for a brief moment on screen.