Neram (Eng: Time) is a 2013 Indian black comedy thriller film written, directed, and edited by Alphonse Puthren in his directorial debut. It is simultaneously made in Malayalam and Tamil languages, and it is an extended version of the short film of the same name, which he directed in 2009. It stars Nivin Pauly, Nazriya Nazim (in their Kollywood debuts) and Bobby Simha in both versions. Supporting roles were played by Manoj K. Jayan, Shammi Thilakan, Lalu Alex, and Willson Joseph in Malayalam, while Nassar, Thambi Ramiah, John Vijay and Shabareesh Varma portrayed the characters in Tamil.
The whole film is set within one day in Chennai. Shooting for the film commenced on mid-2012, were completed in March 2013. The music was scored by debutant Rajesh Murugesan, while cinematography was handled by Anend C. Chendran. The Malayalam version was released on 10 May 2013, while the Tamil version was released a week later, on 17 May 2013.
Directed by Alphonse Puthren
Written by Alphonse Puthren
Produced by Koral Viswanathan
Starring Nivin Pauly, Nazriya Nazim, Bobby Simha
Cinematography Anend C. Chandran
Edited by Alphonse Puthren
Music by Rajesh Murugesan
Production Winner Bulls Films
Distributed by Red Giant Movies
Release dates 17 May 2013
Running time 117 minutes