The 80 year old veteran film maker of Tollywood, K Balachander has
written an open letter to Gautham Menon after seeing his
Vinnaithandi Varuvaaya (VTV). In his 3 page letter KB praises the
director a lot.
His letter goes like this, "I saw after a very long time
characters become people instead of caricatures. I saw a control
over narration and performance which left me stunned. The
experience of VTV leaves one joyous and anguished at the same
time-the very definition of love!'
KB praising the film and its maker to the skies. He has put
Gautham Menon in the same pedestal as SS Vasan, AV Meiyappa
Chettiar, Bharathiraja and Mani Ratnam. His experience of the
movie- "Stars? What stars? I just met Karthik and Jessie-
endearingly natural!" He wanted Gautham to convey his 'heartfelt
congratulations to Simbu and Trisha for their best performances of
The master director ends his letter in a touching manner like
the climax of VTV..."This 80 year old man was pondering on the way
back home after watching your film if he could tell his 75 years
old wife- 'I love you' to see whether she can still blush. He did
and she did, And hey son… I think you have won!"