Nalla Neram (English: Good Time), is a 1972 Tamil movie directed by M. A. Thirumugam, starring M. G. Ramachandran in the lead role and K. R. Vijaya, Nagesh among others. Nalla Neram was the 16th and last collaboration, MGR-Chinnappa Devar and the only one in color movie in the list. It is the remake of 1971 Hindi movie Haathi Mere Saathi. It ran more than 100 days in Chennai 4 theatres and in all major cities.
Nalla neram is about Raju (MGR)’s choice between love his wife (K. R. Vijaya) and friendship (his loyal and devoted pet elephants). 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 ?
Directed by M. A.Thirumurugam
Produced by “Sandow” M.M.A.Chinnappa Devar
Written by R. K. Shanmugam (dialogues)
Story by “Sandow” M.M.A.Chinnappa Devar
Starring M. G. Ramachandran, K. R. Vijaya, Major Sundarrajan, Nagesh, S. A. Ashokan, Thengai Srinivasan
Music by K. V. Mahadevan
Cinematography T. M. Sundar Babu & V. Selvaraj
Edited by M. A.Thirumurugam & M. G. Balu Rao
Production Devar Films
Distributed by Devar Films
Release dates 10 March 1972
Running time 162 minutes