Neerum Neruppum (lit. Water and Fire) is a 1971 Indian Tamil language swashbuckler film directed by Pa.Neelakandhan, starring M. G. Ramachandran in the lead role and J. Jayalalitha, R. S. Manohar, Cho Ramaswamy among others. The storyline is based on the French novel The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas. The film was remade in Hindi as Gora Aur Kala.
|Written by||R. K. Shamugam (dialogues)|
|Music by||M. S. Viswanathan|
|Edited by||M. Umanath|
Neo Manijeh Cine Productions
|Distributed by||A. V. A. Cini Productions|
The story is about twins Princes Manivannan (MGR) (Neerum) and Karikalan (MGR) (Neruppum). The twins are separated. But Karikalan (கருப்பு) can feel whatever feelings Manivannan (சிவப்பு) is in. Karikalan wanted to avenge those people who have set fire to his castle.
|M. G. Ramachandran||Twins Princes Manivannan (Neerum) and Karikalan (Neruppum)|
|S. A. Ashokan||The King Marthadhan|
|R. S. Manohar||The royal bodyguard Marudhu|
|T. K. Bagavathy||The doctor Arunakiri|
|C. L. Anandan||Djambhu, the right-hand man of Marthadhan|
|Thengai Srinivasan||Navarassam, the royal make-up man of Marthadhan|
|Jothilakshmi||Kannaga Valee, the favourite of Marthadhan|
|G. Sakuntala||The queen Karpagam, mother of the twins|
|Shanmugasundari||Prince Manivannan's foster mom|
|S.V.Ramdass||The king Mahendhar Boobbadhi, father of the twins|
|V. S. Raghavan||The jeweler Nala, the father of Kantchana|
|K. Nadarajan||Prince Manivannan's foster dad|
The casting is established according to the original order of the credits of opening of the movie, except those not mentioned.
|1.||"Kanni Oruthi"||Vaali||T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela||3.27|
|2.||"Kadavul Vazhthuppaadum"||Vaali||T. M. Soundararajan||3.12|
|3.||"Kattu Mella Kattu"||Vaali||L. R. Eswari||3.24|
|4.||"Konduva Innum"||Vaali||S. Janaki||3.16|
|5.||"Maalai Nera Thendral"||Vaali||P. Susheela, S. P. Balasubramaniam||4.26|
|6.||"Viruntho Nalla Virunthu"||Vaali, Vayalar Ramavarma, Kosaraju & Vijaya Narasimha||L. R. Eswari, K. Veeramani, Sadhan, Nageswara Rao, T. A. Modhi & J. V. Raghavalu||6.53|
The film was prominently shot at Gemini Studios. K. P. Ramakrishnan served as a stunt double for Ramachandran.
- Marja Evelyn Mogk (2013). Different Bodies: Essays on Disability in Film and Television. McFarland. pp. 123–124.
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