(This article is authored by Alar)
Gautham Menon, the acclaimed director of Tamil cinema, has revealed his next project, which is based on the theme of cricket. The director, who is known for his romantic and action thrillers, has decided to explore a new genre with his upcoming film.
The director shared this exciting news during his stint as a Tamil commentator for the Cricket World Cup semifinal match between India and New Zealand. He joined RJ Balaji, the popular radio jockey and actor, for a lively chat about the game and his films.
During the conversation, Gautham Menon dropped a bombshell that his next film script is inspired by the legendary friendship and rivalry of two Indian cricketers, Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli. The director said that the film will trace the journey of two friends, who start playing cricket together from district to state level, and how their paths diverge as they reach the national stage.
Gautham Menon also said that he has not finalized the cast and crew of the film yet, but he is looking for fresh faces who can act and play cricket convincingly. He added that he is a huge fan of cricket and he has been following the sport since his childhood. He said that he wants to make a film that will capture the passion, drama and emotions of cricket, and also pay tribute to the two icons of Indian cricket, Sachin and Kambli.
The director’s announcement has created a lot of buzz among the fans and the media, who are eagerly waiting for more details about the film. Gautham Menon, who is currently busy with the post-production of his long-delayed film Dhruva Natchathiram, starring Vikram, which is coming to theatres on 20th November 2023.