'Joshua: Imai Pol Kaakha': Gautham Menon reacts to Vetri Maaran not being able to do contemporary love stories, opens up about 'Love Today'

'Joshua: Imai Pol Kaakha': Gautham Menon Reacts To Vetri Maaran Not Being Able To Do Contemporary Love Stories, Opens Up About 'Love Today' - Tamil Movie Cinema News
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Blockbuster Tamil filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon's Joshua: Imai Pol Kaakha starring Varun and Raahei is out in theatres now after a long wait. The hit director recently sat down for an exclusive podcast interview with Galatta to talk about the action thriller film, while also opening up about his Tamil cinema journey. During the podcast, GVM goes on to explain his style of making contemporary love stories, while also addressing National Award-winning filmmaker Vetri Maaran's claims about being able to doing only period love stories. 

Speaking about making love stories that hit a chord with the current generation, Gautham Menon said, "I think they will connect with us. I feel Vetri's wrong. If he makes that period love story, people will really connect with it. So, he doesn't have to make a contemporary love story. Let him make a period love story only." Addressing Vetri Maaran's confidence in doing a period love story, he asserted, "That is a contemporary love story today. The period love story he does, people will connect with." 

Gautham Menon then goes on to refer Pradeep Ranganthan's Love Today (2022) and how it's a contemporary love story, but is not today's love story categorically speaking. He said, "I'm not saying Love Today is that contemporary love story. I liked it. It was fun. It was a good watch and all that stuff, but I don't think that is today's love story. That is just a perspective about two people and a phone. But, I think today there's a lot more going on, which is a study by itself. Like if I ask my son the way he talks to a girl and the way he'll handle his girlfriend is completely different from how I would have probably handled it. They're very practical about it. If we crack that, they'll connect with it." 

Watch Gautham Menon get candid in the Galatta podcast video below: