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Neram - Movie Review

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Alphonse Puthren began his career as an assistant cinematographer in the Vinayan movie Boyfriend. He also has some short films and a music video for the album Yuvv to his credit. Now, he is debuting as director with Malayalam movie Neram starring Nivin Pauly and Nazriya Nazim. The film, which does not fall into any particular category, is a wonderful experimentation by this debutante director.

Neram is a dark comedy that has all the quintessential elements including joy, sorrow, mirth and anger. Nivin and Nazriya's performances are the main attraction in the film. Alphonse's script and narration, Rajesh Murugesan's music, Anand C Chandran's cinematography are other highlights of the film. The slow-paced narration is one big drawback of the movie.

The movie revolves around the life of an unemployed IT engineer, who runs up debts to marry off his sister. Nivin and Nazriya's chemistry is palpable. Alphonse, who studied films at SAE College in Chennai, has claimed that Neram is a recollection of his own experiences and those of some others he know. His struggles in the cine world have inspired him to do this film. The film does not have any novelty, but its engaging catchline draws your attention.

After completing his engineering degree in computer, Mathew is staying with his friend in Chennai and seeking for a job, but he doesn't get any job. He is in love with a girl named Jeena, who is self-employed in a travel agency. After knowing their love affair, her father Johny Kutty agrees for their marriage. Mathew takes loan from a money lender and as time passes, he fails to repay the amount. At this juncture, the money lender kidnaps his lover, misunderstanding her to be the girlfriend of another guy, who has borrowed money from him. What happens next will from the climax of the movie.

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Neram - Movie Review

Neram is not a comedy film, but the director has depicted various situations in a humorous way. He has tapped out right kind of work from all cast and crew members.

Neram - Movie Review

As unemployed guy Mathew, Nivin Pauly has delivered a good performance in the movie Neram. He has shown ease in all kind of sequences like action, sentimental and romance.

Neram - Movie Review

Nazriya has also done her part of job well. Her performance shows that she will be a good asset to Mollywood in coming years. She has handled the role of Jeena with all her efforts.

Neram - Movie Review

Others like Manoj K Jayan, Simhaa, Lalu Alex, Anju Kurian, Shammi Thilakan have done justice to their respective roles.

Neram - Movie Review

The first half of the movie Neram is slow and lacks exciting moments. But the second half compensates these problems as it includes so many humorous scenes, exciting and thrilling moments.

Neram - Movie Review

In the technical front, Anand C Chandran's camera work is the main highlight. The picturisation offers a wonderful experience in presentation to the viewers.

Neram - Movie Review

Rajesh Murugesan music and background score are other big strengths of the movie Neram. They are well up to the standards of a new generation movies and help the director to depict his ideas in a proper way.

Neram - Movie Review

The editing of of the is also appreciable. The editor could made the film even better watch by trimming certain dragging moments in the first half. Other technical departments are also commendable.

Neram - Movie Review

Overall, director Alphonse Puthren has made new experiment with Neram and his extra ordinary attempt will impress the viewers and will be definitely accepted by the people.

Neram - Movie Review

Director: Alphonse Puthren
Cast: Nivin Pauly, Nazriya, Manoj K Jayan, Simhaa, Lalu Alex, Anju Kurian and Shammi Thilakan
Music: Rajesh Murugesan
Cinematography: Anand C Chandran
Release Date: May 10, 2013

Topics: malayalam review, neram, nivin pauly, nazriya nazim, alphonse puthren

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