Blame its lack luster treatment and sluggish pace Kadal recently came across as a shock to Mani Ratnam fans. No one expected this from an iconic director by all popular standards in the industry. Failing to meet the least expectations from a Mani Ratnam movie the romantic drama recently took a beating from those who had invested in it hoping for a sure success at hand and proportional profits.
Mani’s banner Madras Talkies which sold off Kadal’s Tamil and Telugu version to Gemini Industries and Imaging Ltd in March 2012 on a Minimum Guarantee clause has been under pressure recently, to share the responsibility following the huge losses. In expectation of a hefty compensation a crowd of angry distributors recently protested in front of his Madras Talkies office. To much relief they were persuaded off as legally the director is not bound to share the losses.
Adding to the list of defaming accusations against Mani Ratnam’s worst ever opening in the last decade were Christian outfits headed by the Christhu Murthy Christian Democratic Party. Reportedly the group has filed a complaint with the Police Commissioner demanding a ban owing to an evident propagation of anti Christ themes in the flick.
Looks like Mani Ratnam is in a complete mess now. With AR Rahman and Rajiv Menon by his side he may have never imagined such a plight even in his worst nightmare.