|Directed by||M. A. Thirumugam|
|Produced by||"Sandow" M.M.A.Chinnappa Devar|
|Written by||R. K. Shanmugam (dialogues)|
|Story by||"Sandow" M.M.A.Chinnappa Devar|
|Based on||Haathi Mere Saathi|
|Starring||M. G. Ramachandran|
K. R. Vijaya
S. A. Ashokan
|Music by||K. V. Mahadevan|
|Cinematography||T. M. Sundar Babu|
|Edited by||M. A. Thirumugam|
M. G. Balu Rao
|Distributed by||Devar Films|
|10 March 1972|
Nalla Neram (Tamil: நல்ல நேரம் English: GOOD TIME), is a 1972 Indian Tamil language action drama film, directed by M. A. Thirumugam, starring M. G. Ramachandran in the lead role, with K. R. Vijaya, Nagesh and others. This film was the 16th and last collaboration of MGR and Chinnappa Devar and the only one color movie in the list. It is a remake of the 1971 Hindi movie Haathi Mere Saathi which itself was based on the 1967 Tamil movie Deiva Cheyal. All three versions were produced by Sandow M. M. A. Chinnappa Thevar.It ran 100 days in Chennai.
Somewhere in the Tamil country...
This is the story about the friendship and loyalty of animals with man.
Raju 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.
Will the elephants succeed in winning over her heart, or will Raju be forced to make a choice between his wife and his animal friends?
|M. G. Ramachandran||as Raju (alias Raja Kumar), a businessman|
|S. A. Ashokan||as Dharmalingham, Vijaya's father|
|Major Sundarrajan||as Velu, the trainer of animals|
|Thengai Srinivasan||as Raju's accountant|
|S.V.Ramadass||as Raju's father|
|V. Gopalakrishnan||as Paramasivan, the ex-famous acrobat (The human torch)|
|Justin||as hired man of Velu|
|"Sandow" M.M.A.Chinnappa Devar||as Ranga, a fairground entertainer and Velu's henchman|
|Nagesh||as Murugan, a fairground entertainer and Raju's friend|
|K. R. Vijaya||as Viji (alias Vijaya), Raju's lover and later, wife|
|Kumari Satchou||as Valli, Murugan's lover|
|Radhiga ("Magic" Radhika)||as Velu's cabaret female dancer|
|Master Raju Kumar||as Raju, child|
|4 magnificent elephants (Not mentioned)||as Ramu (is the friend and the favorite of Raju), Ganga, Meena and Somu|
The casting is established according to the original order of the credits of opening of the movie, except those not mentioned.
|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||No Lyrics||02:19|
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