Director Gautham Vasudev Menon, who is receiving bouquets as well brickbats for his recent short film ‘Karthik Dial Seitha Yenn’, which is a sort of sequel to ‘Vinnai Thandi Varuvaya’, has appeared in an interaction and revealed many interesting things.
The ‘Minnale’ and ‘Vettaiyadu Vilayadu’ maker said that he only wanted to portray how Karthik and Jessie, the lead pair of ‘VTV’, would behave in a phone call conversation after 10 long years.
On how the idea of the short film surfaced, Gautham said that he wrote a series of phone conversations of characters before writing about Karthik and Jessie. “Considering this situation, easy way to make a short film is to portray a phone call conversation between two characters,” he said.
Gautham added that the sequel of ‘Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaya’ had such scene. “I took that scene and phone called Simbu and Trisha, they immediately accepted to do it”, the director stated.
Stating that the film took one week to get ready for release, he said he believes that it is a big achievement for a short film to reach millions of views in just days. On the negative comments and trolls generated by the short film, Gautham said that Simbu predicted the memes based on Trisha treating Simbu as child even before shooting.
“Simbu, even before going for shoot, said that definitely a meme on himself laying on Trisha’s lap will surface” Gautham, popularly called by fans as GVM, said.
He said, “This film is not a moral science class and I am not saying that people should be this way. These two characters would behave this way. The character Karthik would behave in this way only. I have said one thing towards the end of the film through Karthik’s script in which he will be seen writing that some people, some women, they just don’t go away. That’s the only important thing that concerned me.”
He added: “This depends on how people perceive it. If one thinks that it is an illegal relationship, it is illegal. But I don’t see it that way. This is Karthik’s genuine and pure way of expressing love and Jessie knows how to handle him and in the meantime she likes him a lot.”
He also said: “I never asked people to call their ex girlfriends and talk with them. It all depends on their self control.” Gautham also spoke about the mention of a movie script titled ‘Kamal & Kadambari – A Love Story’ at the end of the short film.
He said that it was indeed a script that was written for actor Suriya. Gautham also said he has already narrated a line of the script and Suriya has liked it. He added that the script requires a lot of abroad shoot and so it will take to time to materialise due to the current lockdown.