Gautham Menon was one amongst several film technicians and artists,
who were honored for their versatilities in their respective arenas
in 2009. It"s all about 55th Swarna Kamal National Awards that was
held at New Delhi.
Filmmaker Bala won the best direction for portraying realisms in
Naan Kadavul while Gautham Menon was felicitated with Best popular
movie for Vaaranam Aayiram. Soon after receiving the award, Gautham
interacted with media channels saying that he"s so thankful for his
producers, who laid a great trust on him and accepted to produce
this film, his technicians, Surya and all three heroines – Sameera
Reddy, Divya and Simran.
This is the first National award received by Gautham Menon, who
made his debut directorial with Minnale followed by Kaakha Kaakha,
Pacchaikili Muthucharam and Vettaiyadu Vilayaadu. His recent
release Vinnaithandi Varuvaaya has been ennobled as the one of the
best top-drawers of this year.
Vaaranam Aayiram centers on father-son relationship with Surya
himself enacting the dual roles.