When the cyclone stormed, Mani Ratnam made use of Nilam and shot some vital scenes which he actually had to shoot in such climatic settings. Sources say that Mani Ratnam and his crew shot some scenes near Kasimedu and Royapuram surroundings in the cyclone.
Aravind Swami, who is playing an important role in the film confirmed this news by sharing on his micro blogging site. “Awesome experience of shooting in cyclonic weather in the sea for a sequence in Kadal,” (sic) he posted. Kadal is set in the backdrop of the lives of fishermen.The film features debutant Gautham Karthik, son of actor Karthik and debutant Thulasi Nair, daughter of Radha in the lead roles. The film will be a dubbed Telugu release as Kadali.