Gautham Menon, the master of romantic entertainers, is back with a bang with Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada. The director has crossed a few barriers to make this Simbu starrer into a commercial entertainer with mass elements added.
The director’s open-hearted talk at a television interview covered a range of topics in the film industry. To begin with, he was candid enough to admit that everyone wanted a mass film from him with some commercial elements included and he did that in Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada only because the script presented him with such an opportunity. The director, however, pointed out that the pre-interval session was a complete Gautham Menon film, but he did bring in some commercial elements in the second half.
Stating that being stubborn is essential in filmmaking, Gautham added that he also understood that it would mean being out of job soon. Yes, there needs to be some flexibility, he added.
The ace filmmaker admitted that he was in talks with Tollywood star Allu Arjun to play the lead role in Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaya but the star rejected it because it did not have commercial aspects.
On working with Dhanush in Ennai Nokki Paayum Thotta, Gautham Menon said that the actor is a chameleon. He can change himself completely to fit into the character etched out for him, revealed the director. While Simbu also works on the same lines, he has just too many distractions, he added. Simbu has all the characteristics that can take him to superstardom but he is bogged down by lethargy. This doesn’t mean he isn’t regular to the shooting spots but he is bored on doing the same thing ever since his childhood. He needs fodder for his acting skills.
It is also well-known that he and Suriya are thick friends, so when the interviewer wanted to know what transpired between them to stall a project, Gautham said that they have remained friends despite all the hard feelings and this proves their close bonding. He also revealed that there is a possibility of working with the star very soon.
You can watch the interview here:
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