Mani braves storm

Who said Miolam cyclone made everyone stay indoors. Mani Ratnam, a man of different ideas, rather chose to shoot on the day when the cyclone hit near the Chennai coast.

The Nayagan director was shooting some important sequences in the cyclone at the Kasimedu and Royapuram fishing hamlets for Kadal.

The film, which marks the entry of Gautham Karthik, son of yesteryear hero Karthik, and Tulasi, younger daughter of Radha, has a slew of big names including A R Rahman and lensman Rajeev Menon associated with it.

The movie demanded some scenes to be shot in cyclone. Nilam came as a blessing in disguise for him.