Gautham Vasudev Menon turns a year older and celebrated his 47th birthday recently. Gautham marked his entry into the film industry as a director with the film Minnale and amazed the audience with the romantic film. After that, he directed many good films in Tamil cinema and established a place for himself in the industry. From Minnale to his ongoing project Dhruva Natchathiram, here are five films of the director that marked a place of its own.
The romantic drama Minnale featured Madhavan and Reema Sen in lead roles. The story of the film revolves around a man who falls in love with a woman and makes her fall for him as well. However, later she finds out that he had been lying to her and confronts him. He has no regrets because he feels that everything is fair in love and war. It is one of the best romantic Tamil films which has a good mixture of both romance and comedy.
Khaaka Khaaka was an action thriller that featured Suriya and Jyothika in the lead roles. Suriya had first played the role of a cop in the film and it was considered as the first blockbuster hit of actor Suriya. Due to the tremendous success, the film was then remade in several languages.
Gautham Vasudev Menon had teamed up with Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan for the first time in Vettaiyadu Vilaiyaadu. The combo had also worked well and the film went on to acquire huge success. Kamal Haasan gave an outstanding performance as a police officer, and his brave dialogues against the villain are always reminisced by his fans.
Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa featured Simbu and Trisha in lead roles. Simbu’s love for Trisha in the film was highly praised by the audience, and it is always a favorite among both the stars’ fans. Director had collaborated with the ace music director AR Rahman for the first time in this film and the fresh combo produced a super hit album for the film.
After a lot of expectations, Gautham joined hands with popular actor Ajith for the film Yennai Arindhaal. Arun Vijay had played the role of an antagonist, while Ajith played the role of a police officer Sathya Dev in the film. The battle between Arun Vijay and Thala Ajith was enjoyed by fans and the film earned great success.