Sunday, November 16, 2008
Ready 4 directors directors cut : Varanam ayiram
Vaaranam Aayiram has hit the screens finally, and the talk among fans and viewers is that it is too long. While the audience enjoyed the song and several moments in the film, they seem to find it a bit more of an emotional drama extending for more than 150 minutes. It's just a few screenings old and now the VA team has cut 15 minutes of the film. One sequence that is trimmed in the new version is Suriya searching for a child in Delhi.
However, it is important to note that though Gautham Menon allowed the producer to cut the film, he still feels it takes away the intensity and the feel from the film. He wishes that the audience could see it as he conceived it. Perhaps if the movie becomes a big hit, it's just possible that the cut fifteen minutes will be restored. Or say, years later, Menon could release it as Vaaranam Aayiram: The Director's Cut.