Nalla Neram

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,[1] and ran for more than 100 days in theatres.[2]

Nalla Neram
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Directed byM. A. Thirumugam
Written byR. K. Shanmugam (dialogues)
Story bySandow M. M. A. Chinnappa Thevar
Based onHaathi Mere Saathi
by Salim–Javed
Produced bySandow M. M. A. Chinnappa Thevar
StarringM. G. Ramachandran
K. R. Vijaya
CinematographyT. M. Sundar Babu
V. Selvaraj
Edited byM. A. Thirumugam
M. G. Balu Rao
Music byK. V. Mahadevan
Production
company
Devar Films
Release date
  • 10 March 1972 (1972-03-10)
Running time
162 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

PlotEdit

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.

CastEdit

Actor Role
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
S.V.Ramadass Raju's father
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
"Kovalai" Kamatchi
Master Raju Kumar Raju, child
4 magnificent elephants (Not mentioned) Ramu (is the friend and the favorite of Raju), Ganga, Meena and Somu

ProductionEdit

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.[3] This film was the last collaboration between Ramachandran and Thevar.[4] For the song "Aagattumda Thambi", Ramachandran drove a '58 Chevrolet Impala.[5]

SoundtrackEdit

The music was composed by K. V. Mahadevan.[6]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
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
5 Dance Music Instrumental - 02:19

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "எம்.ஜி.ஆர். நடித்த படங்களின் பட்டியல்". Ithayakkani (in Tamil). 2 April 2011. Archived from the original on 14 November 2018. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  2. ^ சாதனை நாயகன் எம்.ஜி.ஆர் [MGR, the man of achievements] (in Tamil). Arulmozhi Publications. 1997. p. 29.
  3. ^ Dhananjayan, G. (15 August 2016). "Artistic amends – Flops a reservoir of hot story ideas". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 8 January 2018. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  4. ^ Kantha, Sachi Sri (27 December 2019). "MGR Remembered – Part 54 | An Overview of the Final 31 movies of 1970s". Ilankai Tamil Sangam. Archived from the original on 31 October 2020. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  5. ^ "A vintage ride to the world of Tamil cinema". The New Indian Express. 20 May 2017. Archived from the original on 14 January 2018. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Nalla Neram (1972)". Raaga.com. Archived from the original on 26 January 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2014.

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