Weather forecast said cyclone Nilam will hit the costs at around 110 kmph. Well, many suffered sleepless nights after hearing such a news. Surprisingly Mani Ratnam remained hard as a rock. Midst all the havoc the winds created Mani sir had only one thing in mind. He was headstrong that the ongoing shooting of Kadal remained undisturbed.
The shooting took place in coastal suburbs of Chennai in Kasimedu and Royapuram. Cameraman Rajeev Menon kept rolling the tape till he had captured the shot’s as per Mani’s directions. The gusty winds blew at 80-100 kilometers per hour as the crew shot non stop to capture the visual splendor. A close source tells us that there is a scene pictured on the natural tropical storm in the climax of the film.Later on in the day Arvind Swami who is returning after a longtime to Kollywood with Kadal revealed, the shooting in cyclonic weather by the sea for a sequence in Kadal was an amazing experience. In short Mani Ratnam has been an icon of passion for many. Our salute to Mani Sir for his brave effort. The film is expected to hit the silver screens on Dec 2012.