“Karthik Dial Seidha Enn” is a short film made by Gautham Vasudev Menon, one of a most influential filmmakers of Tamil cinema. The short film got released in his youtube channel “Ondraga Entertainment” as a glimpse of his 2010 released blockbuster film “Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaya”. Gautham who managed to rope in Simbu and Trisha to play their roles as Karthick and Jessie respectively, has completed the 12 minute 24 seconds long short film, film despite of the lockdown hurdles.
The film received mixed reception with a wide promotion organically through memes and trolls alone. The film grabbed a spot in youtube trending for a long time and currently streaming in the platform with more than 7 million views. Now, reports regarding Gautham menon’s profit on making the film has been surfaced and it says that the filmmaker has earned nearly Rs.20 lakhs through this film.
The 12 minute long short film which consists biggest names of Kollywood such as A.R Rahman, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Trisha and Simbu is about Karthi, the protagonist addressing the current pandemic and to give a hint about the sequel of the 2010 blockbuster. Despite of memes and trolls, Fans of “Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaya” couldn’t keep themselves calm as they felt nostalgic on seeing this short film in which two lead characters Jessie and Trisha are having a conversation over phone.
Watch the short film here :
“This film is not a moral science class and I am not saying that people should be this way. These two characters would behave this way. The character “karthik” would behave in this way only. I have said one thing towards the end of the film through Karthik’s script in which he will be seen writing that some people, some women, they just don’t go away. That’s the only important thing that concerned me” the filmmaker said.
To those people who said that the film promotes illegal relationship, Gautham said “This depends on how people perceive it. If one thinks that it is an illegal relationship, it is illegal. But I don’t see it that way. This is Karthik’s genuine and pure way of expressing love and Jessie knows how to handle him and in the meantime she likes him a lot” Gautham said who reiterated that it is not a moral science class.
Now, a report in Valaipechu youtube channel, has revealed how much this short film of Gautham menon earned. Movie journalist Bismi has said that the short film’s revenue alone earned Gautham menon Rs.20 lakhs.
Watch the video below from 10 minutes 30 seconds :
Source : Valaipechu
Titled as “Karthick Dial Seitha Enn”, the short film focuses on the writer’s block faced by Karthik, a filmmaker by profession. To help himself to write his script with a peace of mind, Karthick calls Jessie, a mother of two children and seeks her help. He asks her to love him like she did before which helped him to write his debut film “Jessie”. She who hesitates initially goes on to talk her heart out to her ex-boyfriend. She confesses to Karthik that she fell in love with her now-husband Roy after watching “Mowna Ragham”and had babies with him four years later. Jessie goes on to say that she is very much fond of Karthik and tries to make him understand that she sees him like her third child as she already has two children with Roy.