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Neram (2013)

Unrated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 10 May 2013 (India)
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Can a young man escape from the clutches of a loan shark on time?


Alphonse Puthren
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nivin Pauly ... Mathew (Malayalam) / Vetri (Tamil)
Nazriya Nazim ... Jeena (Malayalam) / Veni (Tamil)
Lalu Alex ... Johnykutty
Bobby Simha ... Vatti Raja (as Simhaa)
Thambi Ramaiah ... Saravannar (as Thambi Ramayya)
Shammi Thilakan ... SI Ukken Tintu
Nassar ... Dhandapaani M (as Nasser)
Manoj K. Jayan ... Rayban
John Vijay ... Katta Kunju
Ramesh Thilak ... (as RJ Ramesh Thilak)
Anant Nag
Shabareesh Varma
Crane Manohar Crane Manohar ... Auto Driver
Manobala ... Doctor


The lead character Vettri (Nivin) is a nomad in search of a job after being fired from a bankrupt multinational. He borrows some money from a local goon Vattiraja (Simhaa) for some family commitments and he is not able to repay it back on time. To pile up his troubles, his girlfriend Veni (Nazriya) runs away from home as her father does not acknowledge their love. To add fuel to the flare, his sister's husband demands the pending dowry to start over his new found business. All of these need to happen by 5pm in a single day and of course with little time left. If you think that's the end to all of Vettri's woes, no! There are plenty more which keep mounting his head, so will he successfully repay Vattiraja to escape his wrath? What happens to his love? How does he escape the police? Written by Joseph

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Malayalam | Tamil

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10 May 2013 (India) See more »

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Initially, actress Bhama was opted for Nazriya Nazim's role and she acted in few scenes of this film. But later Nazriya Nazim replaced her and those scenes were being reshot with her. See more »

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In the "thanks," section at the beginning, the director has thanked "his ex-girlfriends (especially the last one)" See more »


Referenced in Thanneermathan Dinangal (2019) See more »


Kadhal Enulle
Composed by Rajesh Murugesan
Performed by Ranjith Govind
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Simply Good
4 August 2013 | by saranjokerSee all my reviews

I came to know Neram from one of my malayali friend, she had the malayali version of the song "Kadhal Ennulle" in her mobile. First I didn't know the movie was going to be released in Tamil till the "Pistah" song hit the YouTube, and I was impressed how it was made. Later went to the movie not expecting anything. But began to expect something after seeing "I copy from every movie ever made -Quentin Tarantino - I Agree to this - Alphonse Putharaen(Director)" in the Intro and also the dedications.

Okay now about story,since you must have heard or googled the story by now so i don't want to go discuss it here.You must of thought its not a new one(the story), well I must agree with you but let me tell you,only the story is bit old everything else are fresh including the cast.

About the cast now,as far the character The one who stole the spot light in this movie is certainly not anyone but everyone .Nivin Pauly hero of the movie has every quality to be One of the Top Hero but it depends on his future projects. Mostly he was good in the movie expect few scenes were he was not convincing. Now about heroine,I wanted to watch the movie because of Nazriya Nazim and I think you must have felt that too.She is a fresh face to Tamil cinema and I believe she will be a hit among the Tamil audience. She is adorable and has a good screen presence in the movie but not much of a role to excel in the movie.Simha,Nassar, John Vijay and Thambi Ramaiah like always has done a good job especially I loved Nassar's role which is short and quirky one.

The Main plus of the movie is its Non-linear screenplay and its editing. Alphonse has done a Commentable job.Camera has been well handled by Anand Chandran.Music by Rajesh Murugesan, songs are lovable & pleasant and BGM was apt to the scenes.

The verdict. Will I recommend this movie to My friends? Yes I will. Even if it lacks some of the ingredients to be the Best,it will be one of the best Tamil Movie of 2013. It is one of the those movie which you can enjoy on first watch and. Alphonse is good addition to the Tamil Cinema which is experiencing a good wave of Directors and gives us a confidence we can expect good projects not only from Big Names but also from new comers.

This is a good NERAM for Tamil Cinema.

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