Gautham Vasudev Menon’s smash-hit, “Yem Maya Chesave “ of Tamil version “ Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaaya “, has been selected for the 34th Cairo International Film Festival in the Festival of Festivals section. A musical, featuring Silambarasan and Trisha in the lead, it has music by double Oscarwinner A.R. Rahman. After a gap of almost 20 years, Egypt opened its doors for the theatrical release of Indian films in their country with Shah Rukh Khan’s My Name is Khan, which grossed huge collections. "Last year’s festival saw 25 Indian films (including Tamil films Mudhal Mudhal Mudhal Varai (M3V), Kanchivaram) screened and they won awards as well. In the past, Mani Ratnam’s Guru, Ajith’s film Billa and many of Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s films have been screened at the festival," says Gaurang Jalan, who has been an advisor and representative at the Cairo International Film Festival since 2001.
VTV was remade in Telugu as Ye Maya Chesave,, with Samantha and Nag Chaitanya in the lead. That too was a block buster. Presently, Gautham is busy with his Hindi remake of Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaaya, featur ing his favourite heroine Trisha, with Prateik Babbar playing the protag playing the protagonist. Reportedly, A.R Rahman, who scored the original version, is happy to be associated with Gautham for the Bollywood remake as well.