As the release date of Dhruva Natchathiram is nearing, Gautham Menon has become increasingly active in pushing his film across all platforms. Amidst scepticism that the movie will not release as per Gautham’s announcement, the director is staying valiant. Though GVM has noted that he has been fighting this battle alone, in a recent interview, he revealed that he had a few people who have stood by him. The filmmaker-actor cited music composers AR Rahman and Harrish Jeyaraj as examples.
Talking about Harris, he told Galatta Tamil, “When I went to Harris and showed the film, he could have very well said no. I am going to him after a long while. But he encouraged me and said, ‘It is very different from what you have done.’ He asked me if he can add one more song to the film on top of ‘Oru Manam’ because that’s the only one we have shot. I said, ‘Please Harris we can go musically in a lot of places.’ He has made a whole fight sequence with a song. He also put out a word about the film which has also helped it. He didn’t have to do all that.”
Gautham Menon then spoke about AR Rahman. “I had gone to see Rahman sir for something else. We had an interaction for that and he generally asked how were things with the film (Dhruva Natchathiram). I said it is a bit hard. He then asked me to speak with a person and asked me to sit in a closed space for half an hour and not to think about anything. He doesn’t have to do that. When I left the place, I felt completely rejuvenated. When so many people look out for you without expecting anything in return, why don’t we put ourselves out more.”
Dhruva Natchathiram is a spy-thriller about a secret team of agents who work towards averting threats against India. It is headed by Dhrvu (played by Vikram). Ritu Varma, Dhivya Dharshini, Radhika Sarathkumar, Simran, Parthiban, and Vamsi are among others actors in the film.