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Gautham Menon, Suriya may reunite after a decade for new project


Apparently, Lyca Productions will bankroll this yet-untitled film and they’ve believed to have already paid advance to Gautham.

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Filmmaker Gautham Menon deserves to be credited for two most important films – Kaakha Kaakha (2003) and Vaaranam Aayiram (2008) - in Suriya’s career. If the industry grapevine is anything to go by, the hit pair may soon reunite for a new project.

Apparently, Lyca Productions will bankroll this yet-untitled film and they’ve believed to have already paid an advance to Gautham.

A few years ago, Suriya and Gautham were supposed to team up for a project titled Dhruva Natchathiram (2019), which was eventually made with Vikram when Suriya opted out for reasons still unknown.

Suriya’s exit from the project affected his relationship with Gautham and both were not on talking terms for a long time. However, in a recent media interaction while promoting his upcoming release Enai Noki Paayum Thota (2019), Gautham confirmed that a project with Suriya is in the offing.

Gautham has just completed shooting the web-series titled Queen, a biopic on J Jayalalithaa starring Ramya Krishnan for MX Player. He also has a film titled Joshua: Koolipadai with actor Varun in the pipeline.

Meanwhile, Suriya is busy shooting for Sudha Kongara’s Soorarai Pottru (2019), a film based on the life of Captain GR Gopinath – founder of the budget airline Air Deccan. 

Being produced by Suriya’s 2D Entertainment, the film marks the southern debut of well-known Hindi filmproducer Guneet Monga, who will be co-producing this project.

Soorarai Pottru also marks the Tamil debut of actor Paresh Rawal, who will be seen playing the antagonist. 

Suriya, who currently awaits the release of KV Anand’s Kaappaan (2019), also has a project with Veeram (2014) and Viswasam (2019) director Sivakumar Jayakumar in the pipeline. This project is expected to take off towards the end of this year.