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Karthik Dial Seytha Yenn: Gautham Menon’s short instills hope in the time of a pandemic

Gautham Vasudev Menon’s new short film Karthik Dial Seytha Yenn, which released on Thursday, tells the story of a person with a writer’s block.

Updated: May 21, 2020, 15:47 IST

By Karthik Kumar, Hindustan Times Chennai

Gautham Menon’s short Karthik Dial Seytha Yenn stars Trisha Krishnan and Simbu in lead roles.

Filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon’s new short film Karthik Dial Seytha Yenn, which was released on Thursday, instills hope in the time of coronavirus pandemic. The short follows Karthik, played by Simbu, who is having a writer’s block. He calls Jessie (Trisha) to find inspiration but in the process reveals that he still loves her. She’s now happily married and a mother of two.

Karthik and Jessie are characters Gautham Menon’s highly successful romantic drama Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya. The shot, in about 12 minutes, tries to encapsulate what has happened in the lives of Karthik and Jessie since the film.

 

Throughout the phone conversation, Jessie tries to console Karthik, a man-child struggling to grow out of his insecurities. She instills hope that everything is going to be alright.



The industry grapevine is that the short is a precursor to the sequel to Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya, which Gautham Menon plans to make soon. He recently revealed that he’s ready to go to shoot for the sequel if he gets a go ahead from Simbu.

On the career front, the filmmaker has two projects ready for release. While he has completed shooting and awaits release of Joshua, an action-thriller; he’s stuck with post-production work on his long-delayed spy thriller, Dhruva Natchathiram.

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Gautham recently confirmed he has plans to make a sequel to cop thriller Vettaiyaadu Villayadu. In his interview The Hindu, Gautham confirmed about Vettaiyaadu Villayadu 2. In the interview, talking about the epic opening scene in the first part, Gautham said it’s a fan’s tribute to Kamal Haasan.

“I am a huge fanboy who wrote that scene even though the rest of the film was not like that, just for the audience to celebrate this man. You step aside from the filmmaker you are momentarily. That was a fan’s tribute. Vettaiyaadu Villayadu 2 also has a similar opening scene and I’m really looking forward to shoot that,” Gautham said.

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