Shocking analysis on Gautham Menon’s Working Style

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Shocking analysis on Gautham Menon's Working Styles

From the way media has presented a picture of Gautham Menon, he comes across as a creative genius passionate about film making. Almost all of his films have tunred to be hits like Minnale, Kaaka Kaaka ,Vettaiyadu Villaiyadu and Vinnai Thaandi Varuvayaa.

However a filmmaker’s success cannot be justified with the kind of films he makes,  the biggest trait is

‘HOW HE MAKES IT? DOES HE MAKE HIS PRODUCERS SMILE OR MAKE THEM FEARSOME WITH A DOUBTING NATURE Whether HE WOULD COMPLETE THEIR FILMS OR NOT?

This is really shocking to know that Gowtham Menon doesn’t finish any project at the right time ever. His closer circuit reveals the fact that he acquires certain amount of project cost as advance and spends it for his luxuries life, inclusive of having changed 4 expensive cars in the past couple of years.

Let’s start off with his 6th film ‘Chennaiyil Oru Mazhaikalam’ featuring Trisha and other newcomers in lead role. While the film’s shooting which started in July 2007 was half completed , he suddenly switched into Vaaranam Aayiram which he had kick started in Nov 2006 and then moved on  to ‘Vinnaithandi Varuvaaya. ensuring Chennaiyil Oru Mazhaikalam stays on the shelfs for nearly three years now, might be five years now if you consider the initial stars Surya, Asin and Daniel Balaji who were screened for Chennaiyil Oru Mazhaikalam in 2005.

Through Vaaranam aayiram gautham paved way for Sameera Reddy to enter Tamil cinema from bollywood, at the same time we missed Deepika Padukone making her debut into cinemas through kollywood as she walked out the Vaaranam Aayiram crew seeing no progress in the shoot  and who went on to be signed for Om Shanti om.

Coming to   ‘Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaya’ what was the directors play here.

When almost 90% of ‘Vinnaithandi Varuvaaya’ was completed in August 2009, it was then the telugu producers of Ye Maaya Chesave approached Gowtham  and offered a huge lump amount to remake the same film in Tollywood. Alas! He had  put the entire shooting of Tamil version on hold and started filming the Telugu version. Undoubtedly his act made Simbu really upset. Finally, both the films were released during last week of February which was supposed to be released on November as a Diwali release.

Sooner, he wanted to remake this film in Hindi and started his way out for the hunt of producers. Meanwhile, Ajith Kumar’s 50th film issue popped like a sensational one with political back ground heavy weight Dayanidhi alagiri as the producer, luckily for him as Ajith was out of town and nothing has been confirmed till the date.

It’s worth mentioning here that Ajith Kumar’s 49th film produced by Sivaji Productions was supposed to be directed by him and he never delivered the script.

Now, news are spreading out that he has made the photo shoot for his next bilingual movie featuring Telugu ‘Leader’ fame Rana and Samantha in lead roles.

One sec! What happened to his other untitled thriller film featuring his close associate Veera and Sameera Reddy in lead roles?

Finally, we have the shocking truth that has been revealed by the closer circuit of Gowtham Menon himself.

Guess what? A film maker usually completes writing the scripts before kick-starting the shooting. But our excellent film maker Gautham first finishes the first half and moves out to USA for writing the script for second half.  Recently when a junior artist asked the assistant of Gowtham ‘Sir what would be next shot’, for which he came up with a appalling reply – ‘Your portions for first half is completed. Even the lead hero himself is wondering what would be his next shot during second half…’

In spite of all these confusions, the director has been successful in keeping his customers happy and branding his products very well.

29 COMMENTS

  1. I think gautham menon is one of the top directors in tamil film field .please stop this rumours , i think many of the top directors are jealous on his skills … minnale a fine musical entertainer , kakka kakka a pulsating cop story , pkmc a copy of derailed but hollywood movies are made by adopting books , varanam aayiram a massive hit , vv a some what nice film , vtv another feather in the cap of GAUTHAM VASUDEV MENON …. He is emerging as a top director in tamil

  2. compare him with AR MUrugados – Tamil Nadar caste guy. he made a hit in Tamil. remade it in Hindi with Aamir and made a hit with collections better than Sivaji. this made collections more than all of the menon's films collections. Menon is no match Nadar.

    above anonymous said: "minnale a fine musical entertainer" – so bcos of Harris Jeyaraj(Nadar) only this film is a hit with audience. not bcos of Menon you agreed by your statement.

    his other hits are VTV(hit bcos of only Oscar winner AR Rahman music – Mudaliyar) and Varanam Aayiram (Nadar). VV – (hit bcos of Kamal – tamil Iyengar)

    and more importantly Menon used all the skilled (cant get this skilled workers in any other languages in India). Only tamilians have these skills. Tamilians share genes with other intelligent people in India and world. Tamilians (Nadar, Mudaliyar, Gounder, Iyer, Tamil Chettiars) are very intelligent.

    Menon – better dont do your tricks. you will loose. arse h0le

  3. I accept, Gautham needs to improve his workstyle, anonymous 2, loved your comment, nice info.but why bring caste into cinema.

  4. I am not sure why the 1st Anonymous person bringing in caste into this. If someone is good, please learn to appreciate. No matter what they all are Indians. If you think AR Murugados is good, why did he remake his movie in Hindi? Even Hindi people will comment same as you. So please keep your mouth and ass shut.

  5. I am historian and I have spent most of my life in studying dravidian history. What saddens me is people are so unaware of the facts about dravida culture! kings built the temples with great co-operation from the public. The presiding deity of temple was worshipped by every sect of the society! Someone took the responsibility to do Janitors job, while others took the responsibility to play musical instruments, another took the responsibility to maintain the temples expenditure, and others took the responsibility to say mantras and shlokam. Even today, you find the names of these people on the walls of temples one such temple is The big Temple of Tanjavore. It was a culmination of different skills that brought people together and work for the community welfare as a whole!

    It is very sad that so called Social Reforms of 19th centuries messed up peoples mind and many generations. They don't even understand what the true meaning of DRAVIDAR is. 2nd Anonyou're a disgrace and a case of brainwashed dimwit! Can you rattle the same about Rajinikanth, after all he was not a Tamizhan?!

  6. Dae anonymous…unna mathiri aal irukara varaikum aayiram periyar vandalum jaathi oliyaathu….unna mothala naadu kadathanum…

  7. @ above Anonymous

    Oh the periyar who always signed as E.ve.ra Naiker?!

    How can he be a Periyar when he was addressed as ''E.ve.ra Naiker''??! He preached hate he did not do anything for the welfare of the people! Kamarajar emphasized on education and he made it a point that every one should be educated .. he is a true leader! These days people in TN do not talk about the importance of education, but waste time in hating fellow people and curse/blame other castse.

  8. Do not bring caste into cinema.Please try to appreciate talents like gautham menon.please stop commenting like this.I am really ashamed on anonymous 2.

  9. first of all AR MUrugados himself remade tamil ghajini from the movie momento. PLs stop comparing from one director to another, everyone has their own style of making movie. and goutham movies are all from the home production except for minalae.

  10. Anonymous who said @ above Anonymous.
    Periyars signatures have changed.he was a self made idealist and hence he changed his views whenever he thought he himself was wrong.
    It was him who brought Kamaraj to power while he was in congress, knowing what a great leader kamaraj is.kamaraj was in power and hence he executed it.Periyar stayed out of positions and power and was so only advocating what needs to be done.people in power who followed him truly brought his ideas into reality!
    I havent found anything specific to hatred spread by Periyar in all his works and speeches, maybe I've missed some.

  11. @ above anonymous,

    His signature never changed FYI. Anyway, Have you not heard of his famous quote, ''' paapan-O illa pambai-O paatha modhala PaapanA adi'' Kamarajar did not advocate on hating bhramins, he only advocated on the importance of education! Bhramins were his main target … did he ever speak of Thevars, Pillai or Gounders or any other FCs?? Can anyone criticize Thevars in a Therunalvelli bus stand or any other part of TN?? You and I know that the result will be very gory! Jathi Jandha yaaru yaarukku varudhu ??

    Periyar wanted to emulate Bharathiyar! May be he longed to be like bharathiyar… Alas! he was not as smart or as knowledgeable as bharathiyar! He simply messed up many peoples mind … and today they unconditionally hate Bhramins… when every one know where the problem lies !

  12. above anonymous upto the point. so, karunanidhi need to add thevar, pillai, gounder to a existing list which has only brahmin(iyer and iyengar).

    i like it the above anonymous again.

    may be people other than Forward caste should either be intelligent or take gun in their own hands right?

    let me guess arent the maoists doing that already?

    oh god, what is the solution? let you wipe out humans by a catestrophic disaster (clash of other stars with our SOlar system or asteroid hitting the earth and wiping out entire earth).

    lets see. my question below

    whats the end of this universe? can one of the above think about it for a while and answer me. let me tell you what I already know

    I know there are other planets in Solar system. I know there are other galaxies out of our solar system. I know there are other milky way like huge clusters, I dont know will there be anyother universe like our own universe? I will let you think about it

    ippadikku – Indhiya prajai (tamizhan)

  13. @second post..
    dude you are sick.. speaking about nadar, mudaliyar and what not?? anyway gautam is not a great director either

  14. @ Last but two anonymous,

    I support Kamarajar 'coz he was a true visionary, he knew only with education one can eliminate poverty and the only way to improve standard of living. His vision was for every one, no one was excluded from it. I consider Periyar aka E.Ve.Ra Naiker as a pseudo social reformer who emulated to be like Bharathiyar, but failed miserably! Periyar deviated the youth from the progressing path to a most distracting path. As a result tamil nadu is filled with brainwashed dimwits and are nothing less than a (brahmin) hate mongers! Whether you want to believe it or not, it is not easily to criticize a Thevar or Ellathu Pillaimars or the likes… but it is very easy to criticize a bhramin coz he is not going to come back to hunt you down.

    My point is simple; stop persecuting Bhramins for everything in Tamil Nadu. The problem has to be addressed first and sloved, and not to postpone it indefinitely! Our society will move forward only if people are educated …. we should stop this blame game and start concentrating on how to take this Tamizh society forward in the progressing path! I do not subscribe to E.Ve.Ra Naiker's views for me only education for everyone will make people come up in their lives! And Not petty fights over caste or Language.

  15. stupid, why the heck are u bringing freaking caste into this…that's how uneducated u are or what??????

    gautham rocks in whatever he's doing….every director does this, so no need to spread this like a rumor..but oh please, he doesn't spend producer's money for his car…that's BS!

  16. ppl u r still don't know how to start conversation, Admin don't delete this post. this is one way to drag conversation if there is noting in the news

  17. dude, you need to understand first. the problem is people from thevar, pillai, gounder etc are the ones mainly attacking brahmins. bcos brahmins harassed all above caste people and also much lower caste (small group) people.

    brahmins only brought caste to india and south india. other followed it. kings were in favour of brahmins having them as officers writing the constitution.

    brahmins are good are mouth thats it. if you go to a new world you will not get rice in plate by praying to your god. you need to farm the land for 6 months and get fruits or rice or vegitable.

    brahmins like people are useless and sick people

    mentally they thing they are superior but practically they are harassed by anyone and everyone else in public too

  18. may be above anonymous should teach him. why the hell you read entire thing and not replied about it but just about his englis

  19. "paapan-O illa pambai-O paatha modhala PaapanA adi" was his saying when situation was when slavery in the name of caste system was prevailing in India.here is only comparing paapan and pambu charactership.No one started beating up paapan after this.He is asking people to be aware of the cunningness and poisoning of the mind by a sect of the society.i agree that not all brahmins are inherently bad and not all non-brahmins are inherently good.But during his time, the indecent caste system made him say this and how will explain to the masses wihout simple analogies.But I agree to the point that we shouldnt be blaming everything on brahmins narrowmindedly.periyar did not use naicker in signature he used.a sample of the same is displayed in the house where he stayed during his last days.
    periyar never spoke against education.As expected, he was for it.he supported Kamaraj for all his great measures on education.
    Periyar did not emulate Bharathi as he was against some of bharathi's views also!
    and those of you who feel he has miserably failed should check on number of IAS officers from all across tamilnadu who would have not been simply denied education by the caste system in periyar's times.periyar made the masses aware that they have self respect and they ahve right to education.Kamaraj implemented the right to education.

  20. "paapan-O illa pambai-O paatha modhala PaapanA adi" was his saying when situation was when slavery in the name of caste system was prevailing in India.here is only comparing paapan and pambu charactership.No one started beating up paapan after this.He is asking people to be aware of the cunningness and poisoning of the mind by a sect of the society.i agree that not all brahmins are inherently bad and not all non-brahmins are inherently good.But during his time, the indecent caste system made him say this and how will explain to the masses wihout simple analogies.But I agree to the point that we shouldnt be blaming everything on brahmins narrowmindedly.periyar did not use naicker in signature he used.a sample of the same is displayed in the house where he stayed during his last days.
    periyar never spoke against education.As expected, he was for it.he supported Kamaraj for all his great measures on education.
    Periyar did not emulate Bharathi as he was against some of bharathi's views also!
    and those of you who feel he has miserably failed should check on number of IAS officers from all across tamilnadu who would have not been simply denied education by the caste system in periyar's times.periyar made the masses aware that they have self respect and they ahve right to education.Kamaraj implemented the right to education.

  21. how good or bad a person is depends on his/her upbringing. not caste. veetla panam panam nu alanja, avanum alaivan. nalla pazhakkam solli kodukalina, avanum pakki maathiri thaan behave pannuvan, in many cases, those pakkis don't know they are pakki at all. they go troubling others and make them puke at their character.

  22. Kamarajar is an able statesman, people knew who great Kamarajar he was, he came from Congress Party and there were was no other brilliant person like Kamarajar in his times, Either way Kamarajar would have become a CM with or with out Periyar's help!

    You don't talk violence when you try to bring awareness 'coz every listener is not wise enough to understand the meaning. May be you are not aware of what happened to Bhramin women in 1960s. No one will never come to know the atrocities committed by the so called Periyar followers! Bhramin women were hunted down like a deer by the Dravida followers and were forcibly married or raped! The present CM married a Bhramin during this time, adding more fuel to the fire. It was during this time when many families fled TN and moved to different states. Look at some of the brain washed youths who still unconditionally hate Bhramins?! Why should some one carry forward hate when the scenario is different ?? Why don't people get a good sense of today's scenario, which is nothing like in the past?

  23. <span>This is for <span>Gangadharan</span><span></span><img></img> and all who supports CopyCat Gautham Menon. He is Unfit to be compared with good directors in top list. 
    His every movie (except 1. Minnale) is a remake of English ones. 
     
    Gautham Menon’s movies are copied from English movies 
     
    And here is the proof with film name… 
     
    2. Kaakka Kaakka – Untouchables 
     
    3. Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu – 15 minutes and The Bone collector 
     
    4. Pachaikili Muthucharam – Derailed (scene by scene copy) 
     
    5. Vaaranam Aayiram – Forest Gump 
     
    Now finally! 
     
    6. Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya – 500 days of summer 
     
    His upcoming movies… 
     
    7. Chennaiyil oru mazhai kaalam – ? 
     
    8. Project 1 with Ajit – ??</span>

  24. Enjoy above anonymous,..

    Surya (Nadar) become successful after directed by his favorite director Bala(Nadar) in nanda and pithamagan. He also produced mayavi. 

    Surya is backed up by sakthi masala(Nadar) and SSN college (Nadar group) for his philanthropic activities.

    In this case the caste has helped .

  25. Exactly sriram,

    This Menon is just an director ,he should not be compared as an CLASS director or BEST director.

    Any folk in the industry for 10 years can direct movies after seeing the English movies provided someone backs him up and if it is a TAMIL film.

    Why Gautham menon cannot direct malayalam movies ???? Because it is the Tamil industry where one can easily make money.  

    Its pity our Film knowledge doesn't gone beyond Tamil Horizon and we consider ourselves as great.

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