Some time back, it was reported in sections of the press that ace director Gautham Menon might be directing a television serial for a popular regional channel. The director’s willingness to work on a television serial is said to be his noble attempt to change the ‘style’ of serial-making and to make people view serials in a new light.
Television serials are mostly illogical and tearful sagas and Gautham Menon appears to be making attempts to change the mode of serial-making. The present genre of women-centric serials doesn’t appear to be concentrating on the script and the sequencing and dialogues more often than not tend to irritate the viewers.
Gautham Menon appears to be willing to make practical, story-based serials on the lines of those made by veteran K. Balachander some years back. Sources indicate that the serial Gautham Menon plans might be a thriller with each week witnessing a new episode.
Rumours are agog that Menon might also manage to rope in A.R Rahman, who has never scored music or songs for any serials, to score the music for his tele-serial. The only problem is that the producer might find it difficult to pay Gautham Menon and A.R Rahman’s fees which are likely to be on the higher side. Rumours further say that the serial is most likely to be aired on Vijay TV!