Netru Indru Naalai (1974 film)

Netru Indru Naalai (transl. Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow) is a 1974 Indian Tamil-language film directed by P. Neelakantan. The film stars M. G. Ramachandran Manjula and Latha. It was released on 12 July 1974, and ran for 150 days in theatres.

Netru Indru Naalai
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byP. Neelakantan
Written bySornam (dialogues)
Story byNellai Venkatachalam[1]
Produced byS. A. Ashokan
StarringM. G. Ramachandran
CinematographyA. Shanmugham
Edited byR. Sebastian
Music byM. S. Viswanathan
Amalraj Films
Release date
  • 12 July 1974 (1974-07-12)
Running time
154 mins


Two swindlers, Nalasivam and Dayalan kill the wife of a wealthy industrialist Manavalan Thangappapuram. The baby who was with the mother, escapes from their claws by the intervention of a farmer, who raises the child as his own child, naming him Manickam. Meanwhile, both criminals see Thangappapuram, with another baby in his arms, and persuade the widower that they saved him. Wild with joy by thinking that he has found his newborn child, Rathnam, Thangappapuram does not know that a terrible trap has just closed on him. Indeed, this fake Rathnam allows both men, Nalasivam and Dayalan to steal some money from Manavalan Thangappapuram. But Manickam, finds that he is the real son of Thangappapuram and knows that his father is in a terrible trap. Manickam tries to prove that he is real Rathnam, but Thangappapuram does not believe Manickam. How Manickam makes his father believe him and save him from the fake Rathnam, Nalasivam and Dayalan – is the plot of the story.


Actor Role
M. G. Ramachandran as Manickam (the East Africa doctor) and Kumar
Manjula as Annam Manickam's lover
Latha as Sumathi, an actress
M. N. Nambiar as Rathnam (the false)
S. A. Ashokan as "Perum Puli" Jambhu, a rowdy
Rajasree as Amutha, Kumar's lover
M. G. Chakrapani as Manavalan Thangappapuram, Manickum alias Kumar father
Pandari Bai as Kanaga, Manavalan Thangappapuram's wife
V. K. Ramasamy as Nallasivam
Thengai Srinivasan as Dayalan
Sukumari as Dayalan's wife
V. Gopalakrishnan as The foster father of Manickam (alias Kumar)
Isari Velan as reporter
Thilakam as Nallasivam's wife
Ganthimathi as doctor who takes charge of Amutha
Rama Prabha as Muniyamma, "Perum Puli" Jambhu's niece
Peeli Sivam as
Ennatha Kannaiya as Drama artist
Karikol Raju as Drama arranger
Sathya as Slum people
K. K. Soundar as Slum people
T. K. S. Natarajan as Slum people
Idaichapuli Selvaraj as Slum people
"Baby" Indira as Nallasivam 's child (second daughter)

The casting is established according to the original order of the credits of opening of the movie, except those not mentioned.


This film was produced by the actor S. A. Ashokan under his banner, Amalraj Films.[2]


The film was released on 12 July 1974.[3] It became blockbuster at the box office.


All song were composed by M. S. Viswanathan,[4] except "Nerungi Nerungi Pazhagum Pothu..." which was composed by K. V. Mahadevan.[5]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length
1 "Paadum Pothu Naan" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Pulamaipithan 03:18
2 "Naan Padichen" (Thambi) T. M. Soundararajan Vaali 06:04
3 "Nee Ennenna" T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela Pulamaipithan 04:02
4 "Innoru Vaanam" (Romeo) T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela Kannadasan 03:46
5 "Nerungi Nerungi" T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela Suratha 03:18
6 "Ange Varuvadhu" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki Avinasi Mani 03:20


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  2. ^ Sri Kantha, Sachi (27 December 2019). "MGR Remembered – Part 54 | An Overview of the Final 31 movies of 1970s". Ilankai Tamil Sangam. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  3. ^ "எம்.ஜி.ஆர். நடித்த படங்களின் பட்டியல்". Ithayakkani (in Tamil). 2 April 2011. Archived from the original on 14 November 2018. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Netru Indru Naalai (1974)". Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
  5. ^ சுரதா (2010). துறைமுகம் (in Tamil). மணிவாசகர் பதிப்பகம். pp. 130.

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