The shooting of Neethaane En Ponvasantham commenced few months after Gautham Menon had a big disaster with his previous movie Nadunissi Naaigal. With the psycho-thriller facing brickbats from all corners, the director decided to quit from his ideas over making such movies. Apparently, he chose to get back into his own territory of making a breezy romantic entertainer.
While it was time for casting the actors, the sources say that Samantha was his first choice and then it was about choosing the lead actors. Initially, Telugu actors Ram and Rana Daggubati were considered as the primary choices for both the versions of Tamil and Telugu. However, everything was changed on the spur of moment as Gautham decided to cast Nani (he had already played lead role in his production Veppam) in Telugu. Jiiva had personally called up Gautham Menon requesting for a project and after few discussions, they decided to come together.
The film is about two childhood friends, who later become soulmates and fall in love. It is about the journey of a lad and missy from 16 t0 25yrs.
Gautham Menon remained tight-lipped over the music director for this film and it was expected A.R. Rahman would be the one as they had already streaked together success with Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya. Then as Gautham Menon introduced the concert of Harris Jayaraj, the news was spread that the broken combo would come together again.
But on unexpected scenario, Ilayaraja became the showstopper as his name brand has been used as the major attraction.
The Telugu version titled Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu has already won everyone’s attention with the musical spell of Ilayaraja (Kanmani Anbodu Kadhalan from Guna).
There have been lots of comparisons that Telugu version teaser has outperformed the Tamil for the realistic appeal of Nani.
The dubbing works have already commenced and the audio launch is scheduled in April.