Queen new promo video | Gautham Menon | Jayalalitha | Ramya Krishnan
By Galatta | 01:01 PM
The former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu - Dr. J Jayalalitha, was an inspiration to all women and stamped her mark across politics and cinema. After suffering from critical health issues, she passed away on 5th December, 2016, while still holding the position of Tamil Nadu's Chief Minister. Following her passing, many filmmakers clamoured to make movies and web series on her life and times. Director Vijay is currently making a film titled Thalaivi with Kangna Ranaut in the lead role. Gautham Menon had earlier released the first season of Queen which is inspired from the life of Jayalalitha.
Queen directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon and starring Ramya Krishnan in the lead as Dr Jayalalitha. The intriguing 1st season turned out to be a huge success. Sasikumar's Kidaari director Prasad Murugesan had co-directed Queen, with Gautham Menon. Reshma Ghatala had penned the story, which will had 11 episodes in the first season. Mollywood star Indrajith Sukumaran played the role of MGR in the series while Anikha Surendran and Anjana Jayaprakash play the younger versions of Jayalalitha. GVM is in talks to make the next season which may go on floors soon after the lockdown ends. Meanwhile, the classy director has now released two videos from Queen, one is a love theme and the other is the background score of Queen composed by Darbuka Siva. Check out these videos:
Dhruva Natchathiram update after a very long time - Gautham Menon finally opens up!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 01:11 PM
Chiyaan Vikram’s Dhruva Natchathiram is a film that excited the fans ever since its announcement. This film had some crazily exciting promo teasers to increase the hype and expectations among the fans and ardent movie buffs. The film, however, got stuck into some financial problems and the production got delayed because of that. Following a long delay, it looks like the film is all set to see the light of day very soon. In a recent Instagram live session, director Gautham Vasudev Menon shared some exciting details about the film and added that Vikram will dub for his portions very soon.
He said, “As soon as the lockdown gets uplifted and we get the approval to shoot films, I will immediately finish Joshua: Imai Pol Kaakha. Ofcourse, there is Dhruva Natchathiram. The final edit works are happening right now and we are working towards the release. Vikram sir has agreed to dub for the film very soon, as soon as all this chaos (Corona pandemic) ends. It is a big film in all aspects and I’m glad that the film is witnessing some positive developments after all the problems.”
Going by what Gautham Menon says, it looks like we can expect Dhruva Natchathiram to hit the screens this year, provided the situation gets better and theatres reopen soon. Dhruva Natchathiram is a stylish spy action thriller that features an ensemble star cast including Vikram, Radikaa Sarathkumar, Simran, Parthiban, Aishwarya Rajesh, Ritu Varma, Vamsi Krishna, DD Dhivyadharshini, Vinayakan, Maya Krishnan and others. The film has music scored by Harris Jayaraj. Check out Gautham Menon’s live video below:
Oru Chance Kudu - Song Teaser | Gautham Menon | Shanthnu
By Galatta | 11:10 AM
Gautham Menon has always been a busy person, he might not have releases for years but he keeps working on different projects exploring different horizons. Even when the entire nation was under lockdown mode, Gautham Menon went on to do an interesting short-film called Karthik Dial Seytha Yenn reuniting with Simbu, Trisha and AR Rahman. Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya (VTV), is one of the biggest hits of all their careers. This short film, was released on GVM's Youtube channel Ondraga Entertainment. The same handle has now released a teaser for an independent song video ‘Oru Chance Kudu’ composed by Karthik and written by Karky.
Ondranga Originals is an initiative formed by Gautham Menon to promote independent music through his official YouTube space. Ulaviravu and Koova are some of the previous songs released on Ondraga Originals. For this latest song Oru Chance Kudu, the team has collaborated with Shanthnu Bhagyraj and Megha Akash. Like all GVM songs, the visuals for this too looks so attractive and catchy. It looks like the song was shot way before the lockdown started maybe around the time when Gautham Menon had shot the other songs. The song teaser which was released last night has already been trending at 2nd spot on YouTube. We can expect the full song to be out very soon, now watch the teaser:
Big change in G.V.Prakash - Gautham Menon film - production house changed!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 04:31 PM
G.V.Prakash Kumar and director Gautham Vasudev Menon are acting together in an upcoming action thriller, directed by debutant Mathimaran Pugazhendhi, a former associate of Vetri Maaran. This film features 96 and Bigil fame Varsha Bollamma as the female lead. Gautham Menon will play a strong role with negative shades and it is going to be very interesting to see the actor inside him again, after Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal and Trance. It has now come to our notice that this film's production has changed hands and now, a new production house has taken over the project.
Earlier, S.N.Rajarajan of K Productions was supposed to produce this film, but due to various reasons, Rajarajan has walked out and a new production house called DG Film Company has now taken over the responsibilities. Going forward, DG Film Company will fund this exciting film and the remaining portions will be filmed once the situation gets better outside.
G.V.Prakash will be seen as a college student in this film. Vishnu Rangasamy takes care of the cinematography department while GVP will compose the music. Reports online suggest that the film could be titled Selfie. However, the makers have clarified that the film's title and first look poster will be unveiled very soon. Looks like an interesting project is on cards.
Keerthy Suresh's new TV commercial ad - directed by Gautham Menon | Watch it here!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 07:00 PM
Actress Keerthy Suresh was last seen in Thalapathy Vijay’s Sarkar and it has been a while since we saw her. The young beauty has now featured in an advertisement that has created a good buzz on social media. Keerthy Suresh’s look and costume in the advertisement has caught the attention of the fans and the pictures are going viral. This advertisement is for Usha Sewing Machine. The highlight aspect is that this ad film has been directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon and this is the first time he is working with Keerthy Suresh and the quality of this product makes us wish that the duo join hands together for a feature film as well. Wouldn’t that be great?
Keerthy Suresh looks beautiful and elegant in this ad and she has been receiving wishes from all around. This TV commercial has got two versions, one in English and other, in Tamil and in both versions, GVM has infused his classic ‘voice overs’. As far as Keerthy Suresh’s film projects are concerned, she has various projects in hand - Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham, Miss India, Penguin, Rang De, and Annaatthe, which are in different stages of production.
Similarly, Gautham Menon also has interesting projects like Joshua: Imai Pol Kaakha, Dhruva Natchathiram, and an untitled film with Anushka, in his kitty. For now, check out the duo’s latest TV commercial here (below the images):
Latest: Gautham Menon to narrate a romantic story to Suriya in 10 days! GVM's latest statement!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 07:13 PM
Director Gautham Vasudev Menon is busy shooting for his next, Joshua: Imai Pol Kaakha with Puppy fame Varun, Raahei, and others. This stylish action entertainer is expected to hit the screens in another two to three months. Meanwhile, recently Suriya had said that he is ready to lift the guitar once again, after Vaaranam Aayiram, if Gautham Menon asks him to, and this made the fans super excited. Suriya and Gautham Menon have delivered two classic films in the form of Kaakha Kaakha and Vaaranam Aayiram and their reunion will definitely excite ardent film buffs.
Similarly, GVM had also shared that he has written an emotional love story for Suriya and it would be great if he agrees to act in the film. He also revealed that this romantic story will revolve around two musicians, Kamal and Kadambari who connect through music and songs and fall in love with each other. Following that, in a recent Instagram live chat with fans, Gautham Menon has now revealed that he will be narrating the story to Suriya in another ten days of time. Exciting, right?
Gautham said, “It was very sweet of Suriya to tell that he is ready to lift the guitar once again. The script work is going on. I am planning to narrate the story in another 10 days and if the story excites him, it will come out as a beautiful musical romantic film. He will lift the guitar very soon.” Well, let us keep our fingers crossed and wait for a positively exciting announcement soon!
WOW: Gautham Menon talks about Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa 2 with Simbu - check out
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 06:50 PM
Today is indeed a special day for the fans of VTV! Wonder, why? This classic romantic drama released on the same day (February 26), ten years back, and there has been no look back since then. The film gave Simbu a huge makeover and his character as Karthik impressed the majority of the youth. Similarly, Jessie was also a character that made people instantly fall in love. Marking the tenth year anniversary of the film, director Gautham Vasudev Menon interacted with his fans on a live Instagram chat session, in which he spilled beans on his upcoming set of projects.
During the live chat, when he was asked if he would do Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaayaa 2, he had an exciting reply. Gautham said, “If Simbu agrees to be a part, Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaayaa 2 will definitely happen. A lot of writing has gone into the script and it has involved the inputs of many people around me. It would be a story that tracks the life of Karthik after 10 years of his first film’s release (the place where VTV ended).
If Simbu likes the story and agrees to act, VTV 2 will be made. If not Simbu, I am not sure who else can replace him. No one else can become Karthik. It has to be either Simbu or no one else.” Well, will Simbu be ready for the sequel of the much loved romantic drama? Let us wait for the right time!
Queen web series - first episode review | Ramya Krishnan | Gautham Menon | Jayalalithaa
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 02:09 PM
The wait has ended and we now get to witness the first episode of the newly-released web series, Queen, jointly directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon and Prasath Murugesan. Initially speculated to be based on the life history of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, Queen, based on the novel, The Queen, is inspired from the true events over the course of the former stateswoman's life. The theme of the series is positive and motivating with the plot set from Shakthi’s (Ramya Krishnan) point of view.
The first episode of MX Player’s original series, showcases the school life of Shakthi played by Anikha Surendran of Yennai Arindhaal fame. Her character is strongly established and is one who is extremely straight-forward and outperforms in everything she comes across.
The opening episode also lays emphasis on the dark side of her life, the difficulty within her house and sheds light on the relationship she shared with her mother, portrayed by Sonia Agarwal. She is the right choice to play the mother role and perfectly suits the character as her presence and performance are natural. However, the lead character (Shakthi), shines high as the drama gets more intense and is inspiring as she comes out with flying colors amidst all odds. The ending is solid and there is a small play in the edit which makes it better.
On the technical front, there are no faults in the quality and no compromises have been made in the making as the set work takes us back to the 1960s. Darbuka Siva has made the product musically impressive. Visuals are refreshing, but a different color pallet could have been chosen for the 60s portions considering a majority of the plot is set in the said time period. In addition, the English dialogue delivery feels slightly monotonous at certain places.
The first episode has been directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon and in overall is highly impressive in many aspects and generates plenty of curiosity within us to witness the forthcoming drama in Shakthi’s life. The base for the upcoming episodes has been beautifully set and we now have quite a lot to look forward to in the days ahead. The story of Queen will be shown across a total of 10 episodes and begins streaming from December 14.
Surprise new ENPT promo | Gautham Menon | Dhanush | Megha Akash
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 06:08 PM
Director Gautham Menon’s long-awaited film, Enai Noki Paayum Thota, finally hit screens worldwide last week to a huge opening after numerous delays. Announced in early 2016, the romantic action thriller set fans instantly talking after Dhanush’s stylish sleek look was revealed alongside actress Megha Akash, who was being launched with the film in Tamil cinema.
A joint collaboration of Ondraga Entertainment and Escape Artists Motion Pictures banners, the film has been released by Dr. Ishari K. Ganesh’s Vels Films International and has been seeing a continuous heavy turnout in theatres everywhere. With promotions still ongoing, the makers have now released an official making video for ENPT, which has director Gautham Menon, Dhanush and Megha Akash working out various sequences for the songs in the film.
ENPT also includes Sasikumar, Senthil Veerasamy, Vela Ramamoorthy among others major in supporting roles with music composed by Darbuka Siva. The film has always been surrounded with massive expectations ever since it went on floors, which only got bigger as time passed leading up to its release. Considering the film was Gautham Menon’s first film in three years after his Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada in 2016, fans were waiting with bated breath to see what the blockbuster director had conjured up in his latest creation.
Watch the Enai Noki Paayum Thota official making video below:
Special new ENPT release promo | Gautham Menon | Dhanush | Megha Akash
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 12:33 PM
Blockbuster director Gautham Menon’s Enai Noki Paayum Thota has been a film that has been long-awaited by fans after it underwent several release delays and is finally out now in theatres everywhere. Announced in early 2016, the romantic action thriller starring Dhanush and Megha Akash as the lead pair with Sasikumar and Senthil Veerasamy in supporting roles has music composed by Darbuka Siva. ENPT is a joint collaboration of Ondraga Entertainment and Escape Artists Motion Pictures banners and, has been released by Dr. Ishari K. Ganesh’s Vels Films International. With the film out in theatres now, a special release promo featuring Dhanush and Megha Akash has now been released on the Ondraga Entertainment YouTube channel. In this new promo, we see Megha Akash (Lekha) requesting Dhanush (Raghu) rather frantically if he can get her out of his college campus where the shooting for her film is taking place. Dhanush is seen talking to his friend next and then goes over to inform Megha that his friend will take her to the destination she desires.
Enai Noki Paayum Thota had been mired in a long-standing release limbo and the film’s release today has no doubt come as a major cause for celebration among director Gautham Menon’s ardent fans considering it is his first film after the 2016 hit, Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada. ENPT is also Dhanush’s next in a space of less than two months after the National Award-winning actor delivered a thunderous performance in the blockbuster, Asuran, raising a curiosity among many for him to come up with yet another memorable act.
Watch the new Enai Noki Paayum Thota release promo below: