Gautham Upcoming Heroines

Priya Anand, who is happy with the success of ‘Ethir Neechal’, has been roped in as the female lead of ‘Vai Raja Vai’. Aishwarya Dhanush, who made her directorial debut with ’3′ is directing this venture. Gautham Karthik of ‘Kadal’ fame plays the protagonist in the film. The movie is produced by AGS Entertainment.

Music for the film is scored by Yuvan Shankar Raja. Cinematography is handled by Velraj and editing is taken care by Kola Bhaskar. Meanwhile, Priya Anand is also currently acting in ‘Vanakkam Chennai’, which is directed byKiruthiga UdhayanidhiGautham Karthik is also acting in ‘Sippai’, which is directed by Saravanan.

Gautham Karthik, who debuted with Kadal is all set to do the remake of the Telugu film Ala Modalaindi in Tamil. The Telugu film was directed by Nandhini Reddy and debutant Ravi Thyagarajan is remaking it in Tamil. 

Nithya Menen was the heroine in the Telugu version and she was to reprise the role in Tamil. But Nithya has backed out of the film and it is said that she doesn't want to replay the character.
Rakul Preet Singh, heroine of Puthagam has replaced Nithya. The actress is upbeat that the character is meaty and also she is acting with Gautham Karthik. 

Kadal Hero Gets His Title Now

Friday April 19, 2013
Well, his debut film might have not yielded him better results, but the young star has bagged more projects in his kitty now. 

Gautham Karthik was reported of joining hands with filmmaker Saravanan of Silambattam fame for his next film. The film has now got the title Sippai that will be produced by Srinath Raju under the banner of SS Creations.

 The film has musical score by Yuvan Shankar Raja with Lakshmi Menon of 'Kumki' fame starring opposite Gautham in female lead role.

Aishwarya Confirms Gautham Karthik

Friday April 19, 2013
Last week, the first look poster of 'Vai Raja Vai' was published in almost all the leading print and online media channels with a collage of sports picture and a telphone. 

However, it was an unconfirmed buzz that Gautham Karthik will play the lead role in this Aishwarya Dhanush directorial. It has been officially announced that Kadal Hero has been signed for the project and filming will commence shortly. 

The film is produced by AGS Entertainment with Yuvan Shankar Raja scoring music and Velraj handling cinematography.

Dad’s word is mantra for Gautham Karthik

By Rinku Gupta  17th April 2013 08:25 AM

He was born with star trappings, being the third generation of actors after granddad Muthuraman and father Karthik. He had a dream debut with a Mani Ratnam film but despite his rise to fame, Gautham Karthik seems to have none of the attitude that usually comes with the territory. Two more films in his kitty are going to keep him busy this year, but Gautham is determined to follow his dad’s advice and ‘keep it simple’. In a chat with CE, he opens up on how life changed post Kadal and his upcoming movies.

“One thing that’s changed after Kadal is that I can’t move about too freely in Chennai. For instance, I was watching a movie in a mall and visited the food court for a quick bite. But the staff got excited and I ended up in the kitchen posing for photos with them! Both lunch and the movie got delayed,” he says. But Gautham doesn’t let all this get in his way. Every day, before sunrise, he jogs four km on city roads from his home in Poes Garden. “There’s hardly anyone around so early and I’m undisturbed. Only a Pomeranian chased me once,” he chuckles.

Things seem easier during trips to Bangalore, where he studied. “In Bangalore, even today I travel by auto or enjoy a bus ride for `20 in an AC bus from my house to my old college campus, to hang out with my friends and grab a cheese dosa with them,” says Gautham.

Ask him about his upcoming movies and Gautham grins with unabashed glee. “I’m super excited about my very first trip abroad next month. It’s for a song shoot and I just cant wait. I’ve got my passport ready.”

Gautham has every reason to be happy as he is going to be shooting for two films simultaneously. One is directed by Silambattam fame Saravanan and is reportedly titled Sippai. Kumki heroine Laxmi Menon pairs with him in this commercial entertainer.

Gautham plays a college boy and confirms that Yuvan Shankar Raja will be composing music. His other flick is the remake of the Telugu Ala Modalaindi to be directed by a newbie Ravi Thiagarajan and produced by Ravikumar Productions. Music director D Imman has already scored one song that’s going to be shot at a scenic locale abroad next month. The hunt for the heroine is on.

So why did he opt for a remake film? “ Dad and I saw the original and were laughing till next morning! It’s a great opportunity for me to do a rom-com and try my hand at comedy,” says Gautham. So does his father help him with his career? “Though the final decision is mine, I always ask dad to listen to scripts with me. He has immense experience and I couldn’t ask for a better guide.”

Gautham Next Music Director Yuvan Shankar Raja

15th April '13
Gautham Karthik  next film that is directed by Silambattam fame Saravanan.The filmmaker reveals that it's a bubbly youthful movie set against the college backdrops.

Lakshmi Menon of 'Sundarapandian' and 'Kumki' fame has been signed opposite Gautham Karthik in female lead and now addition to that Yuvan shankar Raja is confirmed as a music director for this  film .

Already Aishwarya Dhanush confirmed Yuvan Shankar Raja for her second film. Talking going on tat Gautham karthik is going to do the lead role , if this confirms then Yuvan Shankar Raja is going to be the music director for both Gautham Karthik movie.

D Imman Gearing up for his next Gautham movie

14th April 13 - 11.54 pm
On 14th April  D imman the music director tweets , Geared up to treat this young man musically

D Imman is  the music director for the telugu remake Gautham karthik next movie

It’s a Telugu remake.’ The film is a remake of Telugu mega hit film ‘Ala Modhalaindi’ that starred Nani and Nithya Menon in lead roles.

which is a sleek romantic script directed by debutant Ravi

Gautham karthik next movie title SIPPAI (not confirmed)

It is talking going on that Gautham Karthik’s next film opposite Lasksmi Menon is titled “Sippaai”. When asked about this Dir tweets sorry frnds,not able to reveal title now,vl update u ASAP.

Lakshmi Menon is also part of Gautham Karthik’s next flick which is directed ‘Silambattam’ director Saravanan.

This movie would focus on college life and the fun, romance and pranks associated with the same. Both Gautham Karthik and Lakshmi is expected to look youthful and stylish in this movie which would be a colorful entertainer.

Gautham Karthik Next Music Director Ready!

11 April 2013
Having made a stupendous spell with his magnum opus ‘Kumki’, music director D Imman has gone ahead of places signing more projects that include Vijay’s ‘Jilla’. 

The music director has tweeted on his micro-blogging page about his another new project with Kadal fame Gautham Karthik in lead role saying, ‘I signed up a project with Ravi Prasad Unit, which is a sleek romantic script directed by debutant Ravi with Gautham Karthik starring in lead role. Praise God! 

It’s a Telugu remake.’ The film is a remake of Telugu mega hit film ‘Ala Modhalaindi’ that starred Nani and Nithya Menon in lead roles.

Lakshmi Menon Happy with Gautham Next Movie

9 April 2013

Gautham Director about movie Title 

8 April 2013

Gautham's Director Update

Saturday April 06, 2013
Gautham Karthik is all set to kick-start his next film that is directed by Silambattam fame Saravanan. While the pre-production works are close on the heels of completion, director Saravanan comes up with more updates pertaining to this film. The filmmaker reveals that it's a bubbly youthful movie set against the college backdrops.

Lakshmi Menon of 'Sundarapandian' and 'Kumki' fame has been signed opposite Gautham Karthik in female lead and the film will go on floors on May 25. It is worth mentioning that director Saravanan's debut film was a commercial entertainer with mass appeal and this one would cater to the tastes of universal audience as well.

Gautham Karthik in 'Ala Modalaindi' remake

By IANS - CHENNAI  29th March 2013 11:59 AM

He has not yet begun shooting for his second Tamil project, in which he plays a college student, but actor Gautham Karthik has bagged the Tamil remake of Telugu blockbuster "Ala Modalaindi".

Confirming the news, director Ravi Thyagarajan said: "Gautham has been roped in for the Tamil remake of 'Ala Modalaindi'. He will reprise the role originally played by Nani. The search for the rest of the cast and crew is underway and we are likely to start shooting soon." 

"The film will be canned in places such as Mysore, Hyderabad and a few international locales," he added.

Nani was paired with Nithya Menon in the original, which was one of the highly successful Telugu films of 2012. Made on a low budget, it reportedly raked in over Rs.15 crore at the box-office.

Yet-to-be-titled, the film will be produced by P. Ravikumar and P.V. Prasad under the banner Ravi Prasad productions.

D. Imman has been roped in as the composer.

Meanwhile, Gautham will begin work on his second project with director Saravanan from April.

Aishwaryaa Dhanush's next set to roll?

V Lakshmi, TNN Mar 17, 2013, 10.53AM IST
The latest buzz in KTown is that director Aishwaryaa Dhanush is ready to roll out her next flick. And apparently, she has approached Gautham Karthik to play the lead. A source close to the project reveals, "Aishwaryaa had narrated the script to Gautham a few days ago. 

The story gives him a lot of scope to perform, and the actor was happy with the way his character has been etched. If rest of the things fall into place, he will officially be part of the project." We hear that this is a fresh script, and a top production company in Kollywood is backing the project. While Anirudh is rumoured to be composing the scores for this one as well, the hunt for the female lead is also on. It looks like Gautham is thrilled to be part of the film, and is likely to sign on the dotted lines. When CT contacted Aishwaryaa, she said, "Nothing is finalized yet."

College tales for Gautham Karthik

V Lakshmi, TNN Mar 15, 2013, 11.00AM IST
After debuting with Mani Ratnam's Kadal, Gautham Karthik is all set to start work on his next. The actor will be seen playing the lead in director Saravanan's next.

Confirming the news, Saravanan says, "Gautham had heard close to 25 scripts after Kadal. He got excited when I narrated my script to him. He wanted to start shooting for this flick immediately."

Gautham Karthik's Next 

Thursday March 14, 2013
His debut film 'Kadal' might have not fetched an intense acclaims in the box office, but the young lad's performance was lauded. Gautham Karthik is high on praises for his handsome and innocent looks that goes with an extraordinary performance. Now, the actor has been signed by GV Srinath Raju under the banner of SS Creations for their next film that will be directed by Silambattam fame Saravanan. The makers are in the pursuit of a heroine and will make official confirmations shortly.

I’ve no time for my mom, where is the time for a girlfriend: Gautham Karthik

09th March 213
Bangalore-boy Gautham Karthik seems to be deluged with offers after his debut in Mani Ratnam's Kadal. The 23-year-old, who is in the city on a break from his hectic schedule in Chennai, welcomed us to his unassuming apartment that was filled with the laughter of his family and friends, for a little chat. Son offamous actor Karthik Muthuraman, the young actor speaks about his father's role in his career, the big break, his relationship and upcoming projects. Excerpts: 

What role has your father played in your life and career? Well, he's pushed me to build my own foundation in the industry and do everything myself. So, in a way he has helped me find my own strength and he's given me some of the most crucial advice. He always asked me to believe in myself as a character and make sure that my personality comes out through the character so that it brings a certain life to it. And, these were some of the most important words of advice that helped me through the movie. My father has always been there for me, but at the same time, he has given me the space to make my own decisions. 

How did Kadal happen? I was doing my final year graduation in Bangalore and my dad suddenly called me one day and said, 'Gautham, Mani sir wants to meet', so I said OK and went down to Chennai, met Mani sir, and Mani sir asked me if I could speak Tamil. I said, 'Yes sir, I can.' He said, 'OK fine, you can go,' and sent me back to Bangalore. I was confused. About a week or so after that, he called me again and said, 'I have a story and want you to listen to it,' and so, I went back, and he narrated the film's story to me. I really loved it and said, 'Mani sir, that's a great story', and he said, 'OK, you can leave,' and sent me back. Two weeks later, he called up again and says, 'Gautham, you really have to come down now, we have something going.' I agreed (with the thought of being an assistant director) and landed in Chennai. This time, I was asked to act in a couple of romantic scenes and I was even more confused, but I acted them out after which, I was again sent back home. When I got home, my dad showed me a message from Mani sir that said, 'I'm very happy with Gautham, he's the hero of the movie.' So, that's how I got the opportunity. 

How did things change for you once you signed the offer? A lot of preparations for the film took place soon after my part in the film was decided. Most of my preparation was for the character I was playing — a fisherman's role. So, I used to go with a fisherman to Marina Beach early in the morning. I'd go fishing with them for quite a long time (4 am-10 am) during which they taught me all about the ocean, fishing and the ways to survive if one got stuck in the ocean. I also learnt sailing. And, since it was a film after all, I needed some fight and dance training. It was nothing specific for Kadal but, a general training to get my body into the flow. I (along withThulasi) used to go for emoting classes and that helped me break out of my comfort zone. I also had to watch some of Mani sir's films to understand his style of work. 

Kadal did not do well at the box office but, you received a lot of appreciation. People have different opinions. It's up to them to like a movie or not. But, I'm happy and grateful that Mani sir gave me this huge an opportunity. Everything I portrayed in the film was because of him. I think he's done a fantastic job and can watch the film a hundred times, not just because I'm in it, but because I know the whole story — even the parts he had to delete due to time constraints. About the appreciation I've received, I've been invited to a lot of colleges for festivals and made a lot of appearances. I find that I have been supported and appreciated by the youth and that's quite a nice feeling. When you get people of your age who understand what you're going through, to support and help you... that's something else. It makes me feel like I really have to put out more just for them, just to see them smile. 

Any upcoming projects? Everything I've got so far has only been Tamil. I can't let out any details as of now because I haven't signed anything yet. Only once I get back to Chennai and finalize on the films can I talk about them. But, I've listened to over 50 scripts in the last month and hope to do two or three films by the end of this year. 

Is Gautham Karthik dating? Nope. No girlfriend, nothing. Where is the time? I was busy with shoots for two years and have been travelling like crazy. I don't have time to make calls. I don't even call my mum, so where will I have time for a girlfriend! 

Embarrassed by his school-boy excuses

By Shilpa Vasudevan  04th March 2013 12:00 AM

Gautham Karthik, 23, had a dream debut with Mani Ratnam’s Kadal. An undergraduate student of media studies, English and psychology at Christ University, Bangalore, Gautham says college was a far cry from the shy days as a school kid in Ooty. Due to packed film schedules, Gautham had to take a break from college after completing five semesters in 2011. Currently listening to a lot of scripts, Gautham  is also planning to finish his course. He rewinds his fun-filled college days for edex.

What did college teach you?

My college years were certainly the best years of my life. That was the time I learnt the importance of extracurricular activities, and, of courses, studies. I was part of the band, Dead End Street, and met different people and also had a chance to experience different cultures.

What was your proudest moment in college?

The first time I went on stage. I was asked to perform as well as compere for events. These were small signs of appreciation for the hard work you do.

Have you had any embarrassing moments in college?

I used to bunk a bit and what was more embarrassing than bunking was the school-boy excuses I gave — it used to be the need to use the men’s room while my teacher would catch me at the cafeteria. At other times, I used to tell them that I missed breakfast and needed to get away. Since I used to score decent marks, they spared me. I also remember an awkward moment with one of my buddies in college choir. Whenever we happened to deliver a good song, he used to high five me on my butt!

How did you score points with the opposite gender?

In school, I was very quiet and avoided the girls, or rather, they didn’t know of my existence. In college, I came out of my shell. In fact, my gang of friends always had a lot of girls. It could be because Christ University was dominated by girls. There were plenty of crushes and harmless flirting. But I left it at that.

Midway into the course, people came to know that I was Karthik’s son and adulation started growing. Due to this, a prank that was an annual tradition became a damp squib — we used to go to our junior’s classes and pretend to be first years. But my celebrity status gave us away.

There was also this funny incident at a pub where I was working part-time. I played a romantic song for a newly-married couple and at the end of it, the young woman professed her love for me much to the chagrin of her husband. I was left red-faced with embarrassment.

Did you have any rifts with professors?

You don’t get along with some teachers because they don’t like you being yourself. Not being an aggressive guy, the most I would have done on such situations was to just walk off.

Where did you hang out in college with friends?

My favourite hot spots were Cake Walk and Cuppa near college. Being a gaming freak, I dragged my friends to most of the gaming joints in Bangalore.

What extracurricular activities were you involved in?

I was part of an NGO, You and I. We conducted weekly camps to help orphans, physically challenged kids, etc, in government homes in Bangalore and Chennai. And, of course, there was my band, which was into acoustic classical rock. I was its rhythm guitarist.


By Dilani Rabindran 14 Feb 2013
The evidence lies on social media and in smiles in theatres running Kadaleverywhere – a star is born in Gautham Karthik. Although the film is receiving mixed reviews, people agree that one of the highlights of Mani Ratnam’s latest is Gautham – who is continuing the Muthuraman family tradition of formidable romantic heroes.

Whether due to nature or nurture, Gautham has given a solid performance – bringing a fresh innocence to the screen. All eyes are now on him to continue the family legacy, but also to defend his title as Tamil cinema’s new, “chosen” romantic hero – especially since he is the first hero Mani Ratnam has introduced in 13 years. A little over a decade ago Ratnam gave us Madhavan in another monumental romantic debut in Alaipayudhey.

Although all Tamil films usually contain some romance, such that all heroes enter as ‘lovers’ in some way – there’s nothing like debuting as one of Mani’s romantic leads. In 2000 Madhavan stole the hearts of young girls everywhere as the flirtatious Karthik, who had eyes only for Shakti. 13 years later Gautham has swept up some of that same following, along with new fans, as the charming Thomas, whose heart beats only for Bea. Any actor considers it an honor to be cast in a Mani Ratnam film, but to be chosen as his lead for your debut brings a singular level of merit, and in many ways Mani Ratnam gave Madhavan and Gautham very similar launches.

Both stars received the debuts of a lifetime when they got the chance to portray their dramatic acting, subtle comedic timing and classic romantic charm in their first roles that showed them pining for girls society told them they should not love. Although both their debut characters can be categorized as romantics, they also underwent transformations, showed us a wide range of emotions and had their respective shades of grey. Karthik was in many ways a selfish and inconsiderate new husband, and Thomas, as an impressionable youth willing to sin in the pursuit of money and power, has much more obvious negative qualities.

Any Mani Ratnam film is a career booster for an Indian actor, but inAlaipayudhey and Kadal the iconic director gave Madhavan and Gautham a superior inauguration through complex characters in two very different settings – but both of which focus on them eventually appreciating the meaning of true love. In typical Mani-style he provided just the right mix of “bad boy” and “doting lover” that all girls dream of in both of their feature performances, and although they debuted as romantics the scope with which they performed and the realism of their debut characters has and will prevent typecasting.

Today Madhavan is a pan-Indian heartthrob with an immense international fan following after starring in many critical and commercial Tamil and Hindi blockbusters. Today Gautham is only one film old, but it won’t stay that way for long, as his stellar first performance has already made him a household name. As two of Mani Ratnam’s greatest discoveries Madhavan and Gautham have given new meanings to this generation’s version of young love. Their outstanding debuts are of course a testament to their talent, but with Mani Ratnam as their first director introducing them as epic romantic heroes they almost instantly became the stuff of dreams. So this Valentine’s day when cinema fans reminisce on their favorite Tamil love stories and the men who led them, gratitude should be shown onto the dream-weaver Mani Ratnam, who gave us two actors who can make fans everywhere laugh, cry, panic, swoon and fall in love.


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