Either it is a superstition or idiosyncrasy. It may also be a personal choice or a liking towards lyrical titles. Lyrics of popular films have been Gautham Menon’s film’s titles. From Minnale to Kaakha Kaakha to Pachaikili Muthucharam to Vinnaithaandi Varuvaya, all have been lyrical titles in one way or the other.
Of course, his latest Neethane En Pon Vasantham is also a lyrical title. That is not going to change. What is going to change is the title of his Hindi film. Remember, his Minnale remake bombed at the Bollywood box office.
He is making a comeback in Bollywood with the remake of the film, “Vinnaithandi Varuvaya”. It was initially titled “Prem Katha”. It was actually the working title. Though it was a tentative title, the film was popularized using the title “Prem Katha”.
Now, Gautham Menon felt that the title is not so lyrical or poetic and hence changed it to “Ek Dheewana Tha”. Actually, this title is also lyrical. He is keeping up his tradition in Bollywood too. This title is derived from a Bollywood film starring Rishi Kapoor when Bollywood was not called Bollywood. It’s an old Hindi film from which this title was derived. Ek Dheewana Tha has created a lot of expectations in Bollywood.