It will be a while before Goutham Menon decides to make a film in Malayalam but that hasn't stopped the audience in Malayalam from enjoying his Tamil films. After scoring one big hit after the other in Tamil, he has now returned to work again with his favorite actor Surya in a new film. Vaaranam Aayiram (a thousand elephants) is the name of the new film. This one also will be Surya's first film after his wedding to Jyothika.
The first schedule of the film will be shot in Afghanistan. This is probably the first time that a Tamil film is being shot in the war-ravaged country. Recently, a Hindi film named Kabul Express starring John Abraham and Arshad Warsi, was shot in Afghanistan. The crew of Vaaranam Aayiram will then move to countries like Russia and the USA. The film's heroine hasn't been finalized yet.