Comedy movies in the recent times have done well in Tamil films. Especially, the movies made by young team without star casts have been kindly welcomed by Kollywood audience. Now, yet another film is before cine-goers in the form of Neram.
Neram is a bilingual movie simultaneously made in Malayalam and Tamil. The film stars young Malayalam actors Nivin Pauly and Nazriya Nazim in the leads. The Malayalam version was released last week and the Kollywood version is hitting screens today (May 17).
The movie is a romantic-comedy thriller set in Chennai. Vetri (Nivin Pauly) is a software engineer based in Chennai. Unfortunately, the highly-qualified man loses his job after his US based company lands in a financial crisis. He has also taken loan from a notorious moneylender (Simhaa) and has not paid interests for the last couple of months.
Now, the moneylender sets him a deadline to clear his money and on the other end, his fiancee, Jeena (Nazriya Nazim) leaves her father’s (Thambi Ramaiah) house. It is because he does not want his daughter to marry an unemployed. More importantly, he forces her to tie the knot with a boy chosen by him.
To add salt into Vetri’s misery, her father files a complaint against Vetri, who is in need of money to conduct his sister’s marriage. Well, we have seen heroes struggling very hard to come out of crisis all these years in our films. But Vetri, a modern-day youth, finds innovative ideas to solve his problems and he even puts his friend in trouble to escape from his own problems. How the bad time changes into good time in their lives form the rest of the story.
Director Alphonse Putharen has created a working plot for Neram. Adding romantic charm and has come up with an enjoyable trait, which is infused with a good measure of likability. He narrates a simple story of a crisis-ridden character, which should accomplish many tasks in very little time.