Simbu re-unites with Gautham Menon: Check out some of the star’s films that deserve a re-watch
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Simbu re-unites with Gautham Menon: Check out some of the star’s films that deserve a re-watch
Megha Mukundan
Aug 09, 2021

As Tamil actor-director Silambarasan aka Simbu reunites with Gautham Menon after the iconic Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa and Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada, it is obvious that his fans are elated and are expecting nothing, but a magic on screen. Their upcoming project is titled as Vendhu Thaninthathu Kaadu, and its first look poster was released a few days ago. 

Simbu, son of popular Tamil actor-director T Rajendar, entered filmdom as a child artist, and played his first lead under his father’s direction in Kadhal Azhivathillai (2002). From then, he went on to star in a few films like Manmadhan, Saravana, Vallavan, Silambattam, etc, and his performances fetched him a good following among youngsters.  

His 2010 movie Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa, his first collaboration with Gautham Menon, earned him appreciation from several quarters. His on-screen romance with Trisha became a favourite among the young audience and the film’s songs became instant chartbusters, helping it attain an iconic status. While we are eagerly looking forward to the reunion of Gautham and Simbu, check out some of the actor’s movies, which movie buffs don’t mind watching again.

7.6OTTplay Rating
The 2004 Tamil romantic thriller stars Simbu and Jyothika as leads under the direction of A J Murugan. The movie narrates the story of a serial killer who avenges the death of his brother by killing young women. Simbu’s performances in dual roles and Yuvan Shankar Raja’s songs were lauded by fans. The supporting cast of the movie includes Sindhu Tolani, Santhanam, Goundamani, Mayuri, Atul Kulkarni and Sathyan.
4.5OTTplay Rating
Vallavan, a romance drama, released in 2006, is written and directed by Simbu. The movie deals with Vallavan’s (Simbu) relationship with Swapna (Nayanthara) who is older than him. However, the story takes a twist when his old classmate comes in between them. Simbu’s chemistry with Nayanthara and a few songs are the highlights of the film. The main cast in the movie includes Reema Sen, Sandhya, Santhanam, Premji and Sathyan.
Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa
8.4OTTplay Rating
The 2010 Gautham Menon movie gave birth to the iconic pair Karthik and Jessie, played by Simbu and Trisha respectively. The movie narrates the love story of an interfaith couple who also hails from two different states, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Despite the pair not uniting in the climax, the film went on to become a huge success, and still remains the favourite movie of many. The other supporting cast in the movie includes Babu Antony, VTV Ganesh, Uma Padmanabhan and Kitty.
3.3OTTplay Rating
The 2011 Tamil action comedy film is the remake of the Bollywood film Dabangg. The film is directed by S Dharani, starring Simbu and Richa Gangopadhyay in lead roles. The movie revolves around a police officer who locks horns with a local politician and the following tensions which arise owing to conflicts between them.
Podaa Podi
5.6OTTplay Rating
The musical romcom narrates the married life of Arjun and Nisha, played by Simbu and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar respectively. Under Vignesh Shivan’s direction, the movie’s cast includes Shobana, VTV Ganesh, Samarth Suraj and Andrea Jeremiah. Though the film opened to mixed reviews, Simbu’s performance and a few songs were thoroughly appreciated by the critics.
Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada
6.2OTTplay Rating
This action thriller directed by Gautham Menon is about Rajinikanth (Simbu) and Leela (Manjima Mohan), a young couple who set off for a road trip. A slew of unexpected incidents change their life topsy-turvy. How they sort out the issues form the rest of the story. Though the film didn’t meet the humongous expectations surrounding it, fans were happy to see Simbu in action after a brief hiatus. The supporting cast of the movie includes Baba Sehgal, Daniel Balaji, Nagineedu, Anjali Rao, Krrish Menon and Sathish Krishnan.

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