Mani Ratnam's Kadal, featuring debutantes Gautham Karthik and Thulasi in the lead roles, hit the screens on February 1. The film has been produced by Mani Ratnam himself, under his Madras Talkies banner. A petitioner had filed a case against the film, seeking to cancel the censor board certificate issued to the film. He claimed that the film has some objectionable scenes referring to Christianity and wanted it to be deleted. The Chennai High Court, which heard the petition today, has issued a notice to Mani Ratnam and the Censor Board officials to produce a reply.