Master filmmaker Mani Ratnam is known for creating magic on screen; and with the combined cost of his three versions of ‘Raavan’ touching `100 crore, the director has proved that he can make big budget flicks work too. However, the surprise is that his current project ‘Kadal’ is made with a budget of a whopping `50 crore. This, even though it stars debutants, Gautham Karthik and Tulasi Nair, in lead roles.
The film’s co-scribe B Jeyamohan, confirms, “The film is being made on a huge budget of `50 crore. This gives us a lot of creative freedom while scripting for such a film.” The noted writer, who also has a few Mollywood projects in his bag, says both he and Mani had discussed four films they could do together earlier before zeroing in on Kadal.
“This could be the first time Mani is shooting the entire film against a rural setting,” says Jeyamohan. Then why such a huge budget, you may ask. To which, Jeyamohan simply says, “It’s a Mani Ratnam film!”