Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom (Eng: Some pages are missing in the middle), also known as NKPK, is a 2012 Indian Tamil language psychological comedy thriller film and the directorial debut for Balaji Tharaneetharan. Featuring Vijay Sethupathi and Gayathrie Shankar in the lead roles, The plot is based on a true story that involves a young man who experiences retrograde amnesia after a cricket incident two days before his wedding. The music and background score of the film are composed by Shankar and Siddarth Vippin respectively.
The film released on 30 November 2012 to widely positive reviews from critics. The film was a huge cult hit.
C. Prem Kumar (Vijay Sethupathi) is set to marry his lover Dhanalakshmi (Gayathrie Shankar). Two days before his wedding, Prem decides to try his hand at playing cricket with his friends Bagavathi alias Bugs (Bagavathi Perumal), Balaji Tharaneetharan alias Bhaji (Rajkumar) and Saras (Vigneshwaran Palanisamy). The game gets a little serious as Prem, in a bid to catch a ball, falls down, only to get injured in his head. He quickly gets back on his toes as the injury is not serious. Soon after the match, the friends are in for a shock.
Due to the injury, Prem develops retrograde amnesia and short-term memory loss, wherein he remembers the chain of events which leads to the injury but forgets the last one year of his life and fails to remember everything after the injury.
He remembers his life until college and recognizes his friends but is clueless about his upcoming wedding and about Dhana herself, as it is during the last one year that he met her, fell in love with her, and decided to marry her. Fearing trouble, his friends take him to a doctor, who says that he could recover anytime.
Hence, his friends plan to keep him in their company, enact a drama until he ties the wedding knot, with the hope that he would get back his memory soon, while covering his disorder from everyone else. In the end, everything works out well, and Prem gets his memory back.
Directed by Balaji Tharaneetharan
Produced by V. S. Rajkumar
Written by Balaji Tharaneetharan
Starring Vijay Sethupathi, Gayathrie Shankar,
Music by Ved Shankar (Soundtrack) Siddharth Vipin (score)
Cinematography C. Prem Kumar
Edited by R. Govindaraj
Production Leo Vision
Distributed by JSK Film Corporation
Release date 30 November 2012
Running time 161 minutes