A director, producer, screenwriter and actor, Gautham Vasudev Menon is a trendsetter in whatever he does. He brought in a unique freshness to Kollywood through his films and has been continuing to make a mark with each passing project of his. After being mentored by Rajiv Menon since 1997, GVM made his directorial debut through the 2001 romantic drama - Minnale, which he then went on to make in Hindi too! Minnale was and is still a cult hit with a number of die-hard fans. He followed this up with the 2003 blockbuster Kaakha Kaakha, which is also till date one of the biggest hits in Suriya's career.
Gautham's movies - Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya, Vaaranam Aayiram, Neethane En Ponvasantham, Pachaikili Muthucharam, and Nadunisi Naaygal were all one-of-their kind and left a mark on Kollywood audiences. Gautham is very famous for his cop stories, which began with Suriya's Kaakha Kaakha, followed by Kamal Haasan's Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu and then by Ajith's Yennai Arindhaal. Also, it is very common to find a father-son sentiment scene in almost all of GVM's movies, which is his way of showing his love and affection for his father. His special affinity towards policemen can also be seen in the way he sculpts the police characters in his movies.
GVM is very busy with a number of projects in hand. His current projects include Enai Noki Paayum Thota with Dhanush, which has just cleared Censor certification and is set to hit screens on April 4. Gautham's project with Chiyaan Vikram - Dhruva Natchathiram is also underway and he has also begun work on Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya 2. Other reports state that he has also begun shooting for his web series Queen - based on the life of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. Speculations are rife that he is also in talks with Vishal, Suriya, and STR for upcoming projects! Many celebrities took to Twitter to wish director Gautham Menon.
We also hear that GVM's team had a mini-celebration for him at his office on Sunday. ENPT actress Megha Akash posted a photo of GVM's cake with his assistant in the background, on her Instagram story.
We wish this classy filmmaker a very happy birthday and hope to see a lot more of his work in the future!