Dalam is a 2013 Telugu-Tamil bilingual action thriller film by debutant director M. Jeevan, a protégé of noted Indian director Ram Gopal Varma.[1] The Telugu version Dalam was produced by M. Sumanth Kumar Reddy under the banner of Mammoth Media & Entertainment and released in the first week of 15 August 2013, while Koottam, the Tamil version, was released in 2014. The film starring Naveen Chandra, Piaa Bajpai, Nassar, Abhimanyu Singh, and Kishore tells the story of a group of former naxals and their struggles against the police and politicians when they start their lives afresh from Jail.

Dalam
Directed byM. Jeevan
Produced byM. Sumanth Kumar Reddy
Written byShankar Devaraj
Screenplay byM. Jeevan
Story byM. Jeevan
StarringNaveen Chandra
Piaa Bajpai
Nassar
Kishore
Abhimanyu Singh
Music byJames Vasanthan
Edited byMadhu
Production
company
The Mammoth Media & Entertainment
Release date
  • 15 August 2013 (2013-08-15) (Telugu)
  • 4 April 2014 (2014-04-04) (Tamil)
CountryIndia
LanguagesTelugu
Tamil

PlotEdit

The scene begins in a Naxal-infested area, where a gun battle is ensuing between state policeman and Naxals. In the battle, the Naxals lose many men. They decide to forgo their pursuit of war and hand themselves to the government. During their time in jail, they undergo many tortures, but then one of the jail's seniors offers the Naxals to switch sides to the police and do hit jobs.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

The film began pre-production in early 2012 with Piaa Bajpai in the role of love interest to Naveen Chandra, the male lead in the film. Chandra had already filmed Therodum Veedhiyile in Tamil. Actors Kishore, Nasser and Saikumar play important roles in the film. James Vasanthan has scored the music. Each scene was shot twice, for a Tamil and Telugu version.[2]

SoundtrackEdit

The music was composed by James Vasanthan.

Dalam
Soundtrack album by
Released2013
Recorded2013
GenreSoundtrack
Length22:31
LanguageTelugu
LabelVega Entertainment
ProducerJames Vasanthan
James Vasanthan chronology
Puthagam
(2013)
Dalam
(2013)
Nagaraja Cholan MA, MLA
(2013)
Track list
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Yetellinaa Aranyame"Sirivennela Seetharama SastryVijay Yesudas3:09
2."Thayya Thayya"Krishna ChaitanyaDhananjay, Belly Raj, Raghu, Somasundar, Prasad4:44
3."Ikkadi Nundi Ekkadi Dhakaa"Ananta SriramHaricharan, Shweta Mohan5:26
4."Addirabanna"SahithiPriya Subramaniam4:48
5."Ekbaar Esukora Theenmar"Krishna ChaitanyaDhananjay, Sunandan, Srinivas, Pooja4:24
Total length:22:31
Koottam
Soundtrack album by
Released2013
Recorded2013
GenreSoundtrack
Length22:33
LanguageTamil
LabelSaregama
ProducerJames Vasanthan
James Vasanthan chronology
Puthagam
(2013)
Koottam
(2013)
Nagaraja Cholan MA, MLA
(2013)
Track list
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Pattaana Kunjamum (Kannala Unnatha)"SumathiArvind Raj, Bellie Raj, R. Ajay, Somasunder R.4:40
2."Ithanai Dhooram"Madhan KarkyHaricharan, Shweta Mohan5:23
3."Yeni Mela"Mohan RajanSunandan, V.V. Prasanna4:25
4."Nigarputha Pinangal"Madhan KarkyVijay Yesudas3:15
5."Kaalanaa Kannu"Mohan RajanPriya Subramanian4:50
Total length:22:33

ReleaseEdit

The Telugu version of the film released in August 2013 released to average reviews, with a critic noting "it's a decently directed movie, and the story flows neatly for the most part" and that "despite its violent content, the film is not as loud as it is thought-provoking. The film is also suitably intriguing."[3][1]

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