Gautham creates history with a trilingual

Last Updated: Thu, Sep 15, 2011 04:01 hrs

Gautham Vasudev Menon has created cinematic history. He becomes the first director to do a film shot by shot simultaneously in three different languages.

Gautham has done the impossible by doing his new romantic film Neethaane En Ponvasantham (NEP) in Tamil with Jiiva as hero, in Telugu the male lead is being done by Ram while the Hindi version will have Aditya Roy Kapoor as hero.

All the three versions will have Samantha playing the heroine.

NEP is being currently shot in Chennai and suburbs on actual locations mainly coffee shops, college campuses and upmarket malls. 

Says Gautham Menon: “ Each shot by cameraman MS Prabhu is taken three times for three different versions as the three heroes are different. I know it is very difficult and time consuming, but it is working out well.”

Remember Gautham had done something similar when he made VTV in Tamil and Telugu with different artists, and it worked big at the box-office.

The supporting character artists in the three languages are different except for one or two people.

The film is likely to have music by AR Rahman, though it is yet to be confirmed.

More from Sify: