Gautham Menon, who has given a new definition to romantic movies in Kollywood, is turning an year older today (February 25). The filmmaker is celebrating his 41st birthday in a low-key manner as he is busy with multiple projects. The birthday boy's next movie is with Simbu followed by Ajith Kumar's flick.
The director made a dream debut with Minnale starring Madhavan, Abbas and Reema Sen. The film became a biggest romantic hit during that time and it made him remake it in Hindi. There too, the film was well-received. After tasting success in love genre, he decided to make an action flick in the form of Kaakha Kaakha.
Those days, action movies projected violence and heroism and it was too formulaic. But Gautham Menon made a film with extreme finesse and made Kaakha Kaakha in his own style. In the later years, he made Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (2006) with Kamal Hassan and Pachaikili Muthucharam (2007) starring Sarath Kumar, etc.
But Vaaranam Aayiram (2008) and Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010) added feathers to his cap. The two intriguing stories made him one of the most sought after filmmakers in South.
His Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa was even declared classic by critics. This made him to remake it in Hindi. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...