Neerum Neruppum

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.[1]

Neerum Neruppum
Poster
Directed byPa.Neelakandhan
Produced by
  • Tehmina D.Tehrani
  • Perviz D.Tehrani
Written byR. K. Shamugam (dialogues)
Screenplay byAcharya
Starring
Music byM. S. Viswanathan
CinematographyV. Ramamoorthy
Edited byM. Umanath
Production
company
Neo Manijeh Cine Productions
Distributed byA. V. A. Cini Productions
Release date
  • 18 October 1971 (1971-10-18)
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Plot

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.

Cast

ActorRole
M. G. RamachandranTwins Princes Manivannan (Neerum) and Karikalan (Neruppum)
J. JayalalithaKantchana
S. A. AshokanThe King Marthadhan
R. S. ManoharThe royal bodyguard Marudhu
T. K. Bagavathy[2]The doctor Arunakiri
C. L. Anandan[3]Djambhu, the right-hand man of Marthadhan
Cho Ramaswamy
Thengai SrinivasanNavarassam, the royal make-up man of Marthadhan
ManoramaAmmuni
JothilakshmiKannaga Valee, the favourite of Marthadhan
G. Sakuntala[4]The queen Karpagam, mother of the twins
Shanmugasundari[5]Prince Manivannan's foster mom
S.V.RamdassThe king Mahendhar Boobbadhi, father of the twins
V. S. RaghavanThe jeweler Nala, the father of Kantchana
K. Nadarajan[6]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.

Songs

Track listing[7]
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Kanni Oruthi"VaaliT. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela3.27
2."Kadavul Vazhthuppaadum"VaaliT. M. Soundararajan3.12
3."Kattu Mella Kattu"VaaliL. R. Eswari3.24
4."Konduva Innum"VaaliS. Janaki3.16
5."Maalai Nera Thendral"VaaliP. Susheela, S. P. Balasubramaniam4.26
6."Viruntho Nalla Virunthu"Vaali, Vayalar Ramavarma, Kosaraju & Vijaya NarasimhaL. R. Eswari, K. Veeramani, Sadhan, Nageswara Rao, T. A. Modhi & J. V. Raghavalu6.53

Production

The film was prominently shot at Gemini Studios. K. P. Ramakrishnan served as a stunt double for Ramachandran.[8]

References

Neerum Neruppum on IMDb

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