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Picture perfect: Simbu and Trisha in a promotional still of Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa.
Picture perfect: Simbu and Trisha in a promotional still of Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa.

S.Aishwarya

CHENNAI: After the poignant ‘Vaaranam Aayiram,’ Gautam Vasudev Menon is all set to belt out a breezy love story. ‘Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (VTV),’ with Simbu and Trisha in the lead, is slated for release in July.

After a series of action-thrillers, Gautam Menon is wielding the megaphone for a romantic storyline, on the lines of his debut film ‘Minnale.’

“VTV will be 10 times bigger than Minnale. This kind of a movie will be entirely new to the audience,” he assures.

On the choice of cast, he says the movie demanded familiar faces but in a different role altogether. “Simbu is a great commercial hero and I have wanted to sign him for my movie, he says. Trisha, coming off from her bubbly image, will be cast as a responsible 23-year-old.

Yet another surprise, apart from the cast, is in the music direction. Gautam chose to break the monotony by roping in the Oscar-winner A.R.Rahman instead of Harris Jayaraj for this movie.

“It is still incredible. I have always wanted to work along with Rahman in one of my movies and it can’t have come at a better time. He has scored two romantic numbers so far and both will undoubtedly be chartbusters.”

Gautam also dons the role of producer through this movie.

He has floated ‘Escape Artists Motion Picture,’ a production company that is co-producing the film.

“It has been my long-felt desire to start the production company. I am happy that it has materialised through this film.”

Cinematography for the movie is by Manoj Paramahamsa and Art by Rajeevan. Antony handles editing and Thamarai pens the lyrics.

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