While Gautham Karthik made his debut with Maniratnam’s Kadal, everyone expected that he could be making a big time out here, but unfortunately got himself absent from the spotlights for a very long time.Off the late, he was seen in couple of movies, which didn’t perform well, but is now sure as shooting stars with his upcoming projects that include ‘Thanthiran’. The new film touted to be an edge seated thriller featuring Gautham in a smart chap role using his intelligence to overcome the hurdles of situations.The film is directed by Kannan, a former associate of Maniratnam, who has already managed to churn out some commendable movies like Jayam Kondan, Settai and Vandhaan Vendraan. This film was launched this morning with a formal pooja and the shoot starts from September 12 here at Chennai and would be wrapped up in a shorter span of time. According to the sources, Malayalam movie Premam fame Anupama has been signed up for playing the female lead role. The film is produced by Ashaari of Abhiraa Pvt. Ltd and the details about music director and others in the technical crew is yet to be confirmed. For now, it’s just cinematographer Mohan, an erstwhile associate of P.C. Sreeram signed up for the project to crank the camera.