BREAKING: Gautham Menon to act as a villain in this upcoming Tamil biggie!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 04:36 PM
Director Gautham Vasudev Menon is right now busy discussing over the financial issues surrounding his film, Enai Noki Paayum Thota. The ace filmmaker has also been a part of a few projects as an actor. GVM's upcoming line up of films as an actor includes Dulquer Salmaan's Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal, Sibi Sathyaraj's Walter and Fahadh Faasil's Malayalam film, Trance. It looks like the VTV director has signed one more new film and for the first time he would be seen as an antagonist.
Yes, we hear from our close sources that Gautham Vasudev Menon will be seen in a negative character in G.V.Prakash Kumar's untitled next film directed by newcomer Mathimaran Pugazhendhi, a former associate of director Vetri Maaran. With Gautham Menon's menacing screen presence, this film is sure to get a new flavour with the casting. This new film was officially launched this morning (September 13) with a special pooja.
Bankrolled by Rajarajan of K Productions, this film will feature 96 fame Varsha Bollamma as the female lead and veteran actor Vaigai Chandrasekhar in an important role. This is touted to be an action film that would showcase GV Prakash in a new dimension. Apart from acting, GV will also take care of the music, while the cinematography is to be handled by Vishnu Rangasamy of Annanukku Jai fame. Stay tuned for more updates.
New rocking ENPT video | Dhanush | Megha Akash | Gautham Menon
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 08:56 PM
Director Gautham Menon’s Enai Noki Paayum Thota’s release has been a subject of major discussion for well over 2 years after the film was initially announced for an early 2017. That was until last week when the ENPT trailer was released with the film’s new theatrical release date revealed to be as September 6, 2019; thus ending the long wait for fans everywhere. Starring Dhanush and Megha Akash as the lead pair, the film’s music has been composed by Darbuka Siva with the three tracks released so far - ‘Maruvaarthai’, ‘Naan Pizhaippeno’ and ‘Visiri’ - going on to score exceptionally on the charts. Now, with only two weeks to go for the release, a short promo for the fourth track titled ‘Thirudaadhe Thirudaadhe’ has been released. Sung by Jonita Gandhi, Karthik, Darbuka Siva and ADK for the rap and penned by Thamarai, the complete version of the ‘Thirudaadhe Thirudaadhe’ song will be released officially by Ondraga Entertainment tomorrow (September 27) at 6PM.
Jointly produced by Ondraga Entertainment and Escape Artists Motion Pictures, Enai Noki Paayum Thota coming out in theatres in less than two weeks has left both Gautham Menon and Dhanush fans excited after waiting for such a long time. The film had been given a ‘U/A’ certificate by the Censor Board a few months back and as witnessed in the new ENPT trailer will include plenty of action.
You can check out the ‘Thirudaadhe Thirudaadhe’ song promo below:
MASSIVE: Gautham Menon Announces ENPT Release Date!
By Lokesh RV | Galatta | 07:45 PM
Dhanush's long-awaited film Enai Noki Paayum Thota directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon has been in the shed for almost three years due to various reasons. Even with the long delay, the expectation over the movie never went down at any point of time grabbing headlines when a news breaks out about the film.
Expectations are high for ENPT since day one since it marks the first time collaboration of Gautham Menon and Dhanush. The film got more attention after the release of the trailer and the lovable album from the hands of Darbuka Siva. ENPT went through the censor process last February and came out with U/A which gave huge hope for the fans but the film still had issues with the release.
And now as a major announcement, Gautham Menon himself has revealed that ENPT will be hitting the big screens on September 6th this year. Speaking at a private event in Chennai, Gautham Menon reportedly said, “We’re looking for a release on September 6th”. The news comes as a treat for the fans and has turned out to be the topic of the day. An official announcement is expected on the same.
RED HOT: Gautham Menon begins his next film!
By Aarthi | Galatta | 01:54 PM
After Ranga and Maayon, Sibi's 17th project is Walter that is bankrolled by Prabhu Thilak, under the banner 11: 11 Productions and is directed by a newcomer, Anbarasan. A couple of days ago the movie was launched with pooja, with Shirin Kanchwala as the female lead and Samuthirakani in a crucial role. Touted to be a cop thriller, on 14th June the movie went on floors at Kumbakonam.
The recent update on Walter is that, director Gautham Vasudev Menon will also be playing a pivotal role. Sibi wrote, "Happy and proud to be working with @menongautham sir and @thondankani sir for #Walter! @IAmAnbu5 @prabhuthilaak".
Thuppakki Munai cinematographer Rasamathi will crank the camera for the movie and with Dharmaprakash's music, Walter will have the lyrics penned by Arun Bharathi.
A couple of days ago, the movie was under a trouble over its title. Apparently, the issues have been sorted out between this team and the producer Singaravelan, whom earlier claimed that he'd sue anyone who's carrying the story and the title, under the copyrights law.
Finally, Gautham Menon opens up about ENPT - Latest statement!
By Jayanthi | Galatta | 03:26 PM
A much-awaited film among Dhanush and Gautham Menon fans, Enai Noyi Paayum Thotta, with music director by Darbuka Siva had been given a 'U/A' certificate by the censor board a few days back.
The hype for ENPT, which also includes Megha Akash as the female lead followed by Sasikumar in a supporting role and Rana Daggubati in a cameo, has been massive ever since production began in 2016 with the first song "Maaruvarthai" featured in playlists among youths on a repeat mode.
That said, Gautham Menon has taken to his Instagram page to reveal that post-production works are underway in full swing and that he is currently focussing on the sound of ENPT.
These words about the upcoming action romantic thriller will no doubt give plenty of assurance to both GVM and Dhanush fans.
Jayalalitha biopic by Gautham Menon - what's the status?
By Jayanthi | Galatta | 01:10 PM
With several biopics on famous personalities in development across the country, there are five feature films being planned on former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J. Jayalalitha including a web series being made by Gautham Menon.
Gautham Menon’s version titled “Queen” with Ramya Krishnan is on board portraying J. Jayalalithaa with reports also suggesting that Viji Chandrasekhar will be essaying the role of Sasikala, the close aide of the former CM.
Said to focus on both Jayalalithaa’s personal and professional life, there were speculations that actor Vamshi Krishna would be portraying Shoban Babu and Indarjith as MG Ramachandran in the upcoming web series.
There was also news that shooting was scheduled in the popular AVM studios and sources close to us have now revealed the team has filmed two episodes of the series so far and is being planned to be streamed by the end of this year end.
Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan praises Gautham Menon Minnale featuring Madhavan and Reemma Sen
By Swetha Baskar | Galatta | 06:20 PM
The film Minnale directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon which hit the screens in 2001, is considered as one of the most notable romantic comedy films made in the director's course of work. Gautham Vasudev Menon is known for his stylish filmmaking by constantly creating magic with the characters on screen. The film featured actor Madhavan, Abbas and Reemma Sen in the lead, with Vivek and Nagesh appearing in pivotal roles.
Ace music director Harris Jayaraj marked his debut with this film and the songs were a massive hit making it one of the best albums in Harris Jayaraj's 18-year career. Undoubtedly all the numbers from the album are extremely popular and it instantly made a connection with the youngsters then and even now.
The film hit the screens on 18th February 2001 and today, the 18th of February 2019 marks as the 18th year since the film's release. Replying to a Tweet made by a fan, celebrating 18 years of the film Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan had stated that he had watched the film in Ooty upon its release and that he still listens to the songs in the film. Looks like the actor sure is fond of this Tamil film!
Went and saw it in a movie theatre in Ooty where I was shooting at the time. Still listen to the songs.— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) 18 February 2019
Breaking: Suriya and Gautham Menon film is on - A massive new addition!
By Swetha Baskar | Galatta | 08:37 PM
Gautham Menon is someone who is known for his stylish filmmaking, he has secretly started shooting for a web series based on the life of Tamil Nadu’s former Chief Minister and yesteryear ‘Lady Superstar’ of Tamil cinema J Jayalalithaa. It is needless to state that the director has quite a few projects on his back and there are no official statements made by the director on any of those projects till now.
A couple of days back, there were speculations saying GVM might direct the Tamil remake of Arjun Reddy after Bala's version got butchered. 2 days later, now we have another update on Gautham. Sources close to us have revealed the GVM will be coming together with actor Suriya after a gap of 11 years and it is said that Kalaipuli S. Thanu will be producing this big project. This untitled project will officially start rolling only after Suriya and GVM complete the set of projects they are currently working on, adds our source.
It is to be noted that GVM and Thanu had earlier collaborated for the much-talked-about cop story Kaakha Kaakha which hit the screens in 2003. Kaakha Kaakha is a memorable film for both Suriya and Gautham. Though GVM made a thumping debut with Minnale, it was Kaakha Kaakha which gave him the much-needed recognition and also created a niche for himself among the youth.
Gautham Menon is having a rough patch even though his last film turned out to be a commercial hit. He has one film waiting for the release and a couple of projects in production and more films in discussion stages. For a recap, the director collaborated with Dhanush for Enai Noki Paayum Thota in 2017 and the film is yet to hit the big screens. The fans have been extremely eager to hear the status of the film but the director has refused to provide any for a very long time. With that project long due, the director later came hand in hand with actor Vikram for Dhruva Natchathiram with an ensemble of star cast and the trailer of the film even hit the screens last summer. Once again the status of this project is unknown to a common man.
It was also officially announced that Gautham Menon will be featuring STR for one of his upcoming films which is touted to be Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa 2 and AR Rahman will be composing the music for this project. The team made this news official by posting a picture on their Twitter handle but GVM fans are left to wonder the status of this project as well.
The Varanam Aayiram director also started shooting another project with Arun Vijay in the lead with whom he had earlier done Yennai Arindhaal. Word has it that the shooting went on for a month and has now been put on hold for reasons that are left unclarified.
In various interviews, Gautham Menon had also stated that he is working on a script for Thala Ajith which can potentially be Yennai Arindhaal 2.
The director had quite an experimental year in 2018. He turned actor playing a crucial role in Goli Soda 2 and is now currently acting in Dulqueer Salman's next project titled Kannum Kannum Kollai Adithaal. It is said that he is also acting in a cop film. With his own production house, Ondraga Entertainment the director explored independent music and released a few peppy numbers which went viral on social media along with lyricist Karky and singer Karthik.
It looks like the fans are totally lost with what GVM plans to do next.
BREAKING: Gautham Menon Plays An Ultimate Villain Role!
By Ashwin | Galatta | 01:11 PM
Actor Vasanth Ravi who did his acting debut in director Ram’s Taramani has gained lot of appreciations from the public and has been receiving some prestigious awards for his neat performance.
His next movie is with debutante Arun Matheswaran, who is the former assistant of Thiyagaraja Kumararaja and Pushkar-Gayathri.
Few months ago, a news about the movie that director Mysskin will play the villain role was reported. But now, we have come to know from our sources that it is not true and director Gautham Vasudev Menon is said to play the baddie in this film. However, nothing is officially confirmed on this news as of now. So, let us wait for the official confirmation to come out.
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Popular Hero Opts Out of Gautham Menon film
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 04:02 PM
Filmmaker Gautham Menon is at present busy with his Enai Noki Paayum Thota with Dhanush and Megha Akash.
He is also working on Dhruva Natchathiram with ‘Chiyaan’ Vikram.
In the midst of his directorial commitments, Gautham Menon is also producing a Tamil film titled Pon Ondru Kandein under his Ondraga Entertainment banner.
Pon Ondru Kandein has been revealed to be an official remake of the smash Telugu hit Pelli Choopulu, which starred Arjun Reddy fame Vijay Deverakonda and Ritu Varma in lead roles.
The Tamil remake was announced to feature actors Vishnu Vishal and Tamannaah to be directed by Senthil Veerasaamy under Gautham Menon’s Ondraga Entertainment with music by Darbuka Siva.
Meanwhile, Vishnu Vishal today took to his Twitter page to announce he is opting out of Pon Ondru Kandein owing to scheduling conflicts.
Hi guys..lots of questions being asked abt #POK..i hav opted out of #PonOndruKandein..cudn accomodate my dates caz of delay in project..wud hav luvd to do it... GOOD NEWS : Hav started shooting for Dir Ezhil sir mov under @dusshyanth ESHAN banner...title soon:) pic.twitter.com/Vth3yXWrOc— VISHNU VISHAL - VV (@iamvishnuvishal) December 30, 2017
He further added he will now be concentrating on his project with director Ezhil under Dusshyanth’s Ehsan banner for which the title will be revealed soon. It must be noted that Vishnu Vishal and Ezhil had previously teamed up for last year’s Velainu Vandhutta Vellaikaaran, which had a good run at the box office.
An official announcement on Vishnu Vishal’s replacement can be expected to be made soon by Gautham Menon.