Nalla Neram (transl. Good Time), is a 1972 Indian Tamil-language action drama film, directed by M. A. Thirumugam. The film stars M. G. Ramachandran and K. R. Vijaya. It is a remake of the 1971 Hindi film Haathi Mere Saathi which in turn based on Deiva Cheyal. All three versions were produced by Thevar. The film was released on 10 March 1972, and ran for more than 100 days in theatres.
|Directed by||M. A. Thirumugam|
|Written by||R. K. Shanmugam (dialogues)|
|Story by||Sandow M. M. A. Chinnappa Thevar|
|Based on||Haathi Mere Saathi|
|Produced by||Sandow M. M. A. Chinnappa Thevar|
|Starring||M. G. Ramachandran|
K. R. Vijaya
|Cinematography||T. M. Sundar Babu|
|Edited by||M. A. Thirumugam|
M. G. Balu Rao
|Music by||K. V. Mahadevan|
Raja "Raju" Kumar owns elephants and earns a livelihood by making them perform tricks. He falls in love with Vijaya and they get married. But soon, a problem arises. Vijaya hates elephants because of a personal tragedy in her life. She also feels that Raju spends too much time with his elephant friends. He had to choose between the love of his wife and the friendship of his loyal and devoted pet elephants.
|M. G. Ramachandran||Raja "Raju" Kumar, a businessman|
|S. A. Ashokan||Dharmalingham, Vijaya's father|
|Major Sundarrajan||Velu, the trainer of animals|
|Thengai Srinivasan||Raju's accountant|
|V. Gopalakrishnan||Paramasivan, the ex-famous acrobat-The human torch|
|Justin||Hired man of Velu|
|"Sandow" M.M.A.Chinnappa Devar||Ranga, a fairground entertainer and Velu's henchman|
|Nagesh||Murugan, a fairground entertainer and Raju's friend|
|K. R. Vijaya||Viji alias Vijaya, Raju's wife|
|Kumari Satchou||Valli, Murugan's lover|
|Radhiga ("Magic" Radhika)||Velu's cabaret female dancer|
|Master Raju Kumar||Raju, child|
|4 magnificent elephants (Not mentioned)||Ramu (is the friend and the favorite of Raju), Ganga, Meena and Somu|
Nalla Neram is a remake of the 1971 Hindi film Haathi Mera Saathi, which in turn was adapted from Chinnappa Thevar's own Tamil film Deiva Cheyal (1967) which flopped. This film was the last collaboration between Ramachandran and Thevar. For the song "Aagattumda Thambi", Ramachandran drove a '58 Chevrolet Impala.
|1||"Agattumda Thambi"||T. M. Soundararajan||Avinashi Mani||03:05|
|2||"Nee Thottal"||T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela||Kannadasan||03:22|
|3||"Odi Odi Uzhaikkum"||T. M. Soundararajan||Pulamaipithan||03:11|
|4||"Tick Tick"||T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela||Kannadasan||03:12|
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