Gautham Menon's dream came true with Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (2006). But this dream of working with Kamal Haasan was fraught with nightmares.
This film is proof that Kamal is a controversy-magnet even when he doesn't have a hand in it. Just his presence warrants it.
The film's producer, Kaja Moideen, reportedly committed suicide over unpaid dues and lack of funds. This resulted in the film being shunted between production houses. Kamal was in a good mind to quit, but the director convinced him to stay put.
And it paid off. The film proved to be an exciting thriller, was a box office hit, and Kamal rocked as a cop!
Kamal vs. Controversy: 3-1