Since the beginning of this year, many highly expected movies disappointed us. But some of the recently released movies without much big name in it and struck a chord among the audience and Neram is one of it.
Neram is a bilingual movie directed by debutant Alphonse Putharen simultaneously made in Malayalam and Tamil. Nivin Pauly, Nazriya Nazim and Simhaa play the lead roles and Thambi Rammiah, Nasser and John Vijay play pivotal roles. The music is scored by debutant Rajesh Murugesan while Anand C. Chandran handles the cinematography.
The Plot revolves around Vetri, a jobless guy. He marries off his sister, borrowing money from notorious money lender Vatti Raja (Simhaa), and months later he is unable to pay him back. Vatti Raja sets a deadline to pay off him before 5pm in the evening. He borrows money from his friend and while on his way to pay Vatti Raja, he is being looted by a thief. Mean while, His love Veni (Nazriya Nazim) has decided to elope with him, and her dad Saravanar (Thambi Rammiah) has lodged a complaint against him at the local police station. Sub Inspector Katta Kunju (John Vijay) finds him and asks him to bring her back to her parents before 5pm. Too add to his miseries, his brother-in-law asks him money to start a new business and says him to arrange money before 5pm. So do all his miseries end before 5pm? That makes the crux of the plot.
The plot looks so simple right? Yes, it’s just an ordinary story but dealt well by Alphonse. The Outline of the film is about Good Time vs. Bad Time of a man. Alphonse has narrated this simple stuff in a well manner with his extraordinary screenplay. Cinematography by Anand stands tall of the technical aspects and its top notch as he has brilliantly worked with his lens. He has beautifully captured every single detail and made it feast to eyes. Some of those slow-motion scenes leave audience in awe.
Performances by lead casts are good. Nivin Pauly has done his part well. Nazriya looks simply amazing and beautiful throughout the movie. Nasser, John Vijay and Thambi Rammiah have done their part well. They where hilarious and done the given comical role well, especially Nasser when he asks about Nivin’s qualification. Simhaa, of Soodhu Kavvum fame larks once again.
Though nothing new in the plot, the film is highly entertaining with its screenplay, romance and few hilarious scenes. Alphonse has done a very good job in his debut.
My Rating - 4/5
Grade - A (Very Good)
-By Nirmalraj aka AK