Karthik Dial Seytha Yenn, the short film which is directed by the popular filmmaker Gautham Menon is finally here. The Simbu-Trisha Krishnan starrer was released by the cast and crew members through their official social media pages, recently.
Here is our review on Karthik Dial Seytha Yenn, which is a spiritual sequel to Gautham Menon's 2010-released Simbu-Trisha starring love story, Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa.
This Gautham Menon directorial takes the viewers back to Karthik and Jessie's heart-wrenching love story, which created quite a stir among the Tamil cinema audiences in 2010. Karthik Dial Seytha Yenn solely depends on Simbu and Trisha Krishnan's performances and they have undoubtedly done a fabulous job. The actors have succeeded in recreating the magic of Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa with their amazing chemistry, despite not sharing the screen in this beautifully shot lockdown short film.
Karthik Dial Seytha Yenn narrates how Karthik and Jessie's lives and their relationship have changed over the years. Karthik is going through a struggling period despite making it big in the film industry (a subtle reference to director Gautham Menon's present situation), while Jessie has come back to Kerala with her husband and twin kids and is in quarantine. The young filmmaker calls his former lover for emotional support and has a heart-to-heart conversation with her. Karthik Dial Seytha Yenn also gives a sneak peek to Jessie's Mouna Ragam-like love story with her husband Roy.
The heart and soul of this Gautham Menon directorial are undoubtedly it's beautiful writing, (especially the director's signature style dialogues) and the brilliant soundtrack by AR Rahman. Director Gautham once again proves that he is the best of his times when it comes to narrating love stories, and leaves us totally awestruck. The filmmaker definitely has the potential to bounce back and we are now more eagerly waiting for his grand comeback to the silver screen. AR Rahman, as always, casts a spell with the amazingly reimagined versions of the much-loved Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa tunes.
Karthik Dial Seytha Yenn is an absolute treat for both the cine-goers and audiences who deeply loved Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya. Thank you, Gautham Menon, for this lockdown treat.