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Also a tamil movie Pachaikili Muthucharam was adapted from the book.
Gautham Menon noted producer and director collaborated with Arvind Krishna on “Pachaikili Muthucharam”
She began her theatre career with Girish Karnad's "Nagamandala". She has performed all over India. After rendering a song in Gautham Menon's "Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu", he asked her to play a lead female character in his next venture "Pachaikili Muthucharam". "Pachaikili Muthucharam" was a film adaptation of James Siegel's novel "Derailed", with Andrea portraying Kalyani, a homemaker, whose husband engages in an affair and is blackmailed. Jeremiah was selected for the role after actresses Simran, Shobana and Tabu were approached.
She wrote lyrics for the Tamil film "Pachaikili Muthucharam", before ending another hiatus by writing all songs in the album, "Maalai Pozhudhin Mayakathilaey". Her acting skills were recognized and she was given the Kalaimamani award recently.
The movie "Derailed", a film based on his 2003 novel of the same name, was released on October 21, 2005. The novel was also adapted as the Tamil film Pachaikili Muthucharam.
Her last films were Gautham Menon's "Pachaikili Muthucharam" and the critically acclaimed "Mozhi", both in 2007. Her roles in these two films, as a negative character in the former (which she played for the first time) and as a deaf and mute in the latter earned her widespread appreciation. Among these "Mozhi" won her acclaim. Her performance took her very close to winning the National Film Award for Best Actress. However, she lost the award by a narrow margin at the end. In "Pachaikili Muthucharam" had a crucial role and pulls off a memorable performance. Her Malayalam films "Raakilipattu" and "Seetha Kalyanam" were released in 2007 and 2009 respectively after languishing in development hell for years. Jyothika later made a come back through television adverts. In 2008, she appeared in a short film "Herova? Zerova?". The film was written and produced by her father-in-law Sivakumar and also starred Vijay, R. Madhavan and Suriya.
Pachaikili Muthucharam is a 2007 Tamil romantic thriller directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon which is strongly based on 2005 British-American thriller film Derailed. The film stars R. Sarathkumar, Jyothika, Andrea Jeremiah and Milind Soman. The film's score and soundtrack were composed by Harris Jayaraj. The soundtrack was released on 20 January 2007 to positive reviews. The film was released on 13 February 2007. This is available in Telugu under name Drohi.
Photon Kathaas is an Indian film production company led by director Gautham Menon. It was established in 2010 by Menon along with Venky Somasundaram and Reshma Ghatala, who since work as the co-promoters. Its name is derived from Gautham Menon's original company Photon Factory, which had previously co-produced several of Menon's films like "Vettaiyadu Vilayadu" and "Kaakha Kaakha", its Telugu remake "Gharshana" and "Pachaikili Muthucharam".
After "Minnale", the trio, composed of director Gautham Menon and music director Harris Jayaraj teamed up several times again ("Kaakha Kaakha", "Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu", "Pachaikili Muthucharam" & "Vaaranam Aayiram") and were a very successful collaboration in the film field, until the break-up between Menon and Jayaraj happened. Since then, she is teaming up with A. R. Rahman, who replaced Jayaraj. Gautham Menon , Harris Jayaraj and Thamarai trio teamed up again in July 2014 for Ajith Kumar starrer 'Yennai Arindhaal..'. The film's album was released on 1 January 2015, and it was well received by critics. She wrote" Neeraambal Poovae" from the movie Nannbenda, where she again works for Harris Jayaraj.The song is sung by Arjun Menon. Her recent song "Thalli Pogathe" hit like a storm among the youth. Also, her other song, from the same album Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada starting as "Rasaali" is also getting positive reviews.
Jyothika Saravanan (née Jyothika Sadanah on 18 October 1977) is an Indian actress who predominantly appears in Tamil films.She also acted in a few Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu and Hindi films. She gained prominence for her performances in "Kushi", "Snegithiye", "Kaaka Kaaka", "Perazhagan", "Chandramukhi", "June R", "Pachaikili Muthucharam", "Mozhi", and "36 Vayadhinile", winning three Filmfare Awards, three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, four Dinakaran Awards , Cinema Express Awards, International Tamil Film Awards and other awards and nominations. She is also a recipient of the Kalaimamani award. Jyothika married co-actor Suriya in September 2006 after being engaged in a relationship for several years. She made a comeback in the film 36 Vayadhinile (2015), which received good reviews from the critics, especially for her performance .She has the record of winning Most Nominations at Filmfare Best Actress Category at South. She became the first actress to win both Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Tamil and the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress.
Harris once again paired up with director Jeeva on "Ullam Ketkumae" after "12B". The music was appreciated for its excellency and synergy with the atmosphere in and out of the movie. Director S. Shankar, noted leading director of Tamil cinema, paired up with Harris in his magnum opus "Anniyan". It was the first time Shankar did not team up with A. R. Rahman. Shankar later mentioned that working with Harris was an experience. The soundtrack album received several awards including Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director and Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil. The next film he scored was "Ghajini" directed by AR Murugadoss, for which he received Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director. Critics noted that the album had "scintillating, party-hopping numbers", which resulted in a huge commercial success in audio sales; the track "Sutum Vizhi" crossed 20 million downloads and turned out to be phenomenally successful. Harris crafted a necessary classiness into Gautham Menon's blockbuster crime thriller "Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu" starring Kamal Haasan. Gautham revealed that he shares the entire script with Harris and provides input's from his side."Harris and I, when we work together, we put in a lot of effort. I give him the entire script. I give him inputs. When we sat down for "Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu", I told him to do away with the traditional pallavi-charanam format in the "Manjal veyyil" song." Harris once again ventured into Tollywood with a successful album "Sainikudu". The music album of the film was released simultaneously in 10 chosen venues from five different countries. Gautham Menon who considers the music and background score of Harris as a major asset of his films, once again teamed up with Harris on a romantic-thriller "Pachaikili Muthucharam". The soundtracks of Pachaikili Muthucharam are appraised as melancholic, lilting, mysterious, and alternatively catchy. Harris' collaboration with Jeeva continued with "Unnale Unnale". The music album oozing with energy all through proved to be a cut above the rest. His next Telugu venture "Munna" had a good commercial reception, and the song "Manasa" fetched a Filmfare Best Singer Female award to Sadhana Sargam. With the following album "Bheema", Harris continued his mettle with all the six songs. The track "Siru Parvaiyalae" used Pashto words in interludes. The album was praised for bringing up visual recapitulation from audio. Harris used a live orchestra of 84 members for the action cop film "Sathyam". In 2009, Harris Jayaraj was signed in for Vikram Kumar's "24", which was to star Vikram. He was also signed in for the Malayalam film "Yoddha 2", starring Mohanlal. But both films were subsequently shelved.
Though, Soman faired reasonably well in his engineering course, he did not see himself making money out of it. Hence, he turned to modelling in 1988. Soman featured in Alisha Chinai's music video, "Made in India" (1995). In the mid-1990s after some time working as a model, he took the lead role in the Indian science fiction TV Series "Captain Vyom". He then focused on films starting in 2000. Soman's films include "16 December", "Pachaikili Muthucharam", "Paiyaa", "Agni Varsha" and "". In 2007 he appeared in "Bhram", "Say Salaam India" and "Bheja Fry". In 2009 he acted in Sachin Kundalkar’s Marathi film "Gandha". He has also acted in a number of English language and other foreign language films and television series, including "Valley of Flowers" and "The Flag". In the Swedish film "Arn – The Knight Templar" he portrayed Saladin, the revered 12th-century Kurdish leader of the Arabs and Muslims. He was also seen in a character role in the 2016 hindi film Bajirao Mastani.
In July 2008, actress Nayantara was signed for the female lead role in "Paiyaa" for a record salary of 1 crore. Speaking about the issue, the director admitted that she was one of his favourite actress and he liked her performance in "Yaaradi Nee Mohini". He also quoted: "The way her career graph shot up is intriguing. Unlike others her career progressed in reverse gear. She paired up with the superstar during the early years of her career and started accepting roles with heroes of next generation." She also expressed her interest to work in the project. However, plans were made to trim the film's budget due to the economic recession, and discussions were held with Nayantara to reduce her salary. The talks resulted in failure and Nayantara left the project in December 2008. Later, she was accused of cheating the director by refusing to return an advance of 15 lakh she had taken before commencement, after walking out of the film. The director filed a complaint with the Tamil Film Producers Council, which decided to ban the actress. Subsequently, Trisha was reported to have won the role, before Tamannaah was finalised as the female lead, who was signed for 80 lakh. Later in December 2008, Milind Soman, who had last appeared in "Pachaikili Muthucharam", was signed up for the main antagonist's role, a Mumbai-based don, with other minor antagonists numbering up to 18.
As a teenager, Magizh was an avid reader of Tamil and Russian literature, and often wrote poetry and short stories revealing he found the experience "fulfilling". He thus moved on to attempting novels and writing scripts, before being smitten by film-making. In the early 2000s, hoping to make a breakthrough in the film industry as a director, Magizh often visited the offices of directors including P. Vasu and T. Rajender, hoping to join their teams. Director Kasthuri Raja signed on Magizh to work on his son Selvaraghavan's first film, but delays meant he first worked as an assistant director in the team of their coming-of-age film "Thulluvadho Ilamai" (2002). Magizh then met his mentor Gautham Menon at editor Suresh Urs's office while working on the post-production of another film and offered to work with Menon, being signed up to join him during the production of "Kaakha Kaakha" (2003). He worked extensively on the film as well as on "Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu" (2006), before leaving Menon's team ten days into the shoot of "Pachaikili Muthucharam" (2007).
After the reception to his 2006 gangster film, "Pudhupettai", Selvaraghavan took a sabbatical to plan future projects and set up a production company, "White Elephants", whose first project "Idhu Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam" started in November 2006. The film was co-produced by new producer R. Ravindran, and the first schedule began with Karthi, whose first film, "Paruthiveeran", was awaiting release, and Sandhya. The film was stalled in early 2007 due to cinematographer Arvind Krishna's decision to leave "White Elephants" and the project was eventually shelved. In July 2007, Selvaraghavan announced a new film with a new team of Karthi and Reemma Sen in the cast, with Ramji replacing regular Arvind Krishna as the cinematographer. Erum Ali, wife of actor Abbas, became the team's head costume designer, whilst, Selvaraghavan's sister-in-law and Rajinikanth's daughter, Aishwarya Dhanush, was signed on as an associate director. The film was named after a popular M. G. Ramachandran film, "Aayirathil Oruvan". The producer was announced to be R. Ravindran whilst Yuvan Shankar Raja was appointed as music director following five previous successful soundtracks in Selvaraghavan films. Despite early indications that the director's brother Dhanush was going to play a guest role, it became evident that the role was subsequently given to R. Parthiepan. Andrea Jeremiah was also signed for a role in the film in October 2007, in her second film after "Pachaikili Muthucharam" and director-actor Azhagam Perumal followed suit in November 2007.
In 2005, he starred in Hari's "Ayya" alongside newcomer Nayantara. The film was released on the Pongal weekend to positive reviews and was a super hit at the box office. Sarathkumar's performance fetched to very positive reviews with a reviewer citing that "another splendid performance from Sarathkumar". He appeared in guest appearances in the Telugu film "Bunny" and his wife's production "Githan". The success of A. Venkatesh's "Aai" resulted in the film's team collaborating to make a film in a similar genre, "Chanakya", which also featured Namitha and Vadivelu. The film was a hit at the box office, and marked A. Venkatesh and Sarathkumar's combination third hit in a row. He signed up for "Khaki" and shooting was in progress. Sarathkumar tonsured his head but the film was dropped for some reason. In 2006, he directed and acted in his 100th film "Thalaimagan", produced by his wife Raadhika under "Radaan Media works" banner. The film failed at the box-office. The next year, he starred in Gautham Menon's "Pachaikili Muthucharam" released to positive reviews but it ended up as an average grosser. A critic stated his performance as "a next-door-family-man Sarathkumar has excelled". Sarathkumar signed up for a Malayalam film, "Vaitheeswaran", "1977" and a film directed by K. S. Ravikumar. He then played a cameo appearance as himself in Cheran's "Maya Kannadi". Sarathkumar's last 2007 release was "Nam Naadu", remake of Malayalam hit Lion, marking his third collaboration with director Suresh. This was his first film after he launched his own political party in Tamil Nadu. The film, released to largely negative reviews, failed at the box office. In 2008, his only release was the supernatural film "Vaitheeswaran" which was released to negative reviews.
Gautham Menon approached Mohanlal in 2005, after finishing the script. The project was supposed to be Gautham's directorial debut in Malayalam. However, Mohanlal opted out due to scheduling conflicts. Gautham Menon was then signed on to direct a venture starring Kamal Haasan and produced by Kaja Mohideen, and initially suggested a one-line story which went on to become "Pachaikili Muthucharam" for the collaboration. Kamal Haasan wanted a different story and thus the investigative thriller film, "Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu", was re-written with Jyothika, Kamalinee Mukerji, Prakash Raj, Daniel Balaji and Saleem Baig added to the cast. As per Menon's usual method for picking a title, he asked his associates for suggestions, which included the title of "Thadayaara Thaaka", which was later used for another film. The film told another episode from a police officer's life, with an Indian cop who moved to America to investigate the case of psychotic serial killers before returning to pursue the chase in India. During the shooting, the unit ran into problems after the producer attempted suicide and as a result, Kamal Haasan wanted to quit the project. Menon subsequently convinced him to stay on as they had taken advance payments. He has revealed that unlike Kamal Haasan's other films, he did not take particular control of the script or production of the film. The film however had gone through changes from the original script, with less emphasis on the antagonists than Menon had hoped, and he also revealed that scenes for songs were forced him and shot without him. Actresses Rohini and Andrea Jeremiah dubbed for the voices of female leads Jyothika and Kamalinee Mukherjee respectively.
Veera joined Gautham Menon's directorial team in 2006 and worked with him during the production of "Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu" (2006) and "Pachaikili Muthucharam" (2007), before being announced as one of the four new male leads in a film titled "Chennaiyil Oru Mazhaikaalam" to be directed by Menon. The film, set in the backdrop of Chennai's booming IT industry, began its shoot in mid 2007 with Trisha Krishnan leading an ensemble cast but was later delayed and then eventually shelved. Veera then continued his work with Menon as an assistant director, and featured in a small role of an army commando in the Suriya-starrer "Vaaranam Aayiram" (2008). Veera made his debut as a lead actor with Menon's psychological thriller "Nadunisi Naaygal", in which he played a psychopath murderer. He revealed in order to prepare for the role he trained with a Chennai based psychiatrist, Rangarajan, and learnt typical mannerisms and behavioural patterns shown by psychopaths. The film, which had been long in production, opened to mixed reviews in February 2011 from critics and did not perform well commercially. However Veera won rave reviews for his portrayal, with a critic from Sify.com noting "for a first timer, Veera as the psychopath with split personality makes a lasting impression in a well-written role" and that "he is riveting and holds the film together with his performance". Similarly another reviewer from Times of India stated "Veera has tremendous screen presence and fulfils the faith reposed in him by the director", and his performance saw him garner a nomination for at the Vijay Awards in 2011 for Best Debut Actor.
Gautham Menon was then signed on to direct a venture starring Kamal Haasan and produced by Kaja Mohideen, and initially suggested a one-line story which went on to become "Pachaikili Muthucharam" for the collaboration. Kamal Haasan wanted a different story and thus the investigative thriller film "Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu" (2006), was written with Jyothika, Kamalinee Mukherjee, Prakash Raj, Daniel Balaji and Saleem Baig added to the cast. The film told another episode from a police officer's life, with an Indian cop moved to America to investigate the case of psychotic serial killers before returning to pursue the chase in India. During the shooting, the unit ran into problems after the producer had attempted suicide and as a result, Kamal Haasan wanted to quit the project. Menon subsequently convinced him to stay on as they had taken advance payments. He has since revealed that unlike Kamal Haasan's other films, he did not take particular control of the script or production of the film. The film however had gone through change from the original script with less emphasis on the antagonists than Menon had hoped and he also revealed that scenes for songs were forced in and shot without him. The film released in August 2006 and went on to become his third successive hit film in Tamil and once again, he won rave reviews for his direction. Menon later expressed interest in remaking the film in Hindi with Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role without the love angle, though the project fell through after discussions. In 2012, he re-began negotiations with producers to make a Hindi version of the film with Shahrukh Khan in the lead role. He had stated his intent on making a trilogy of police episode films, with a possible third featuring Vikram in the lead role, before completing it in 2015 with "Yennai Arindhaal".
His next project, "Pachaikili Muthucharam" (2007), based on the novel "Derailed" by James Siegel, featured Sarath Kumar and Jyothika in the lead roles and was released in February 2007. Initially the lead role was offered to Kamal Haasan who passed the opportunity, while actors Cheran and Madhavan declined citing date and image problems respectively. Menon met Sarath Kumar at an event where he cited he was looking to change his 'action' image and Menon subsequently cast him in the lead role. During production, the film ran into further casting trouble with Simran dropping out her assigned role and was replaced by Shobana after another actress, Tabu, also rejected the role. Shobana was also duly replaced by a newcomer, Andrea Jeremiah to portray the character of Kalyani in the film. The film was under production for over a year and coincided with the making of his previous film which was largely delayed. The film initially opened to positive reviews with a critic citing that Menon is "growing with each passing film. His style is distinctive, his vision clear, his team rallies around him and he manages to pull it off each time he attempts". However the film became a financial failure for the producer, Venu Ravichandran and in regard to the failure of the film, Menon went on to claim that Sarath Kumar was "wrong for the film" and that he tweaked the story to fit his image; he also claimed that his father's ailing health and consequent death a week before the release had left him mentally affected. In mid-2007, Menon announced and began work on a youth-centric film titled "Chennaiyil Oru Mazhaikaalam" featuring Trisha and an ensemble of newcomers. Set in the backdrop of Chennai's booming IT industry, the team began its shoot in September 2007 and continued for thirty days but was later delayed and eventually shelved. In 2011, he revealed that the film was dropped because he felt the actors "needed to be trained", and would consider restarting the project at a later stage.