Tovino, Madhavan and Puneeth Rajkumar in Gautham Menon’s next!
Gautham Menon is unarguably one of the most ambitious filmmakers in Kollywood at present. He comes up with some interesting ideas every now and then. Currently he is working on multiple projects – the music label Ondraga Originals and his upcoming movies, ‘Enai Nokki Paayum Thotta’ and ‘Dhruva Natchathiram’. Both the movies are nearing completion and if things turn out well, will be releasing this year itself.
Meanwhile, the director is also simultaneously working on his much talked about multi-starrer film. He has been planning to make a multilingual movie with stars from all the four South industries for sometime now. The project was announced long back but kept delaying due to some unknown reasons.
Gautham Menon has now reworked the script and is now presenting it as a sequel of his hit film Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaaya (VTV). He divulged more details in a recent interview to Film Companion. The plot of this upcoming movie is set eight years from where VTV ended. Karthik, the protagonist in VTV, is now an established filmmaker. The core plot of this upcoming movie takes off when Karthik along with his best buddies from college travel to the US for one of their friends’ wedding.
Basically, Gautham Menon is planning to make a four hero movie with leading actors from all the four South Indian states. While Karthik is a Tamilian, his friends hail from the three other Southern states. Interestingly, Simbu, who played Karthik in VTV, is not part of this movie. Instead, Madhavan will be reprising his role. Puneeth Rajkumar and Tovino Thomas will be playing the Kannadiga’s and Malayali’s role respectively. The Telugu actor has not yet been confirmed.
Though the story has a resemblance to the famous ‘Hangover’ series, Gautham Menon clarifies that his movie will be an emotional fun filled journey. AR Rahman is already on board as the music director. Details regarding the cast or when the movie will go on floors have not yet been announced.
This sounds like a very interesting project, let’s wait and see.