Neerum Neruppum

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Directed by P. Neelakantan
Produced by Tehmina D.Tehrani
Perviz D.Tehrani
Written by R. K. Shamugam (dialogues)
Screenplay by Acharya
Starring M. G. Ramachandran
J. Jayalalitha
S. A. Ashokan
R. S. Manohar
Music by M. S. Viswanathan
Cinematography V. Ramamoorthy
Edited by M. Umanath
Neo Manijeh Cine Productions
Distributed by A. V. A. Cini Productions
Release date(s) 18th October 1971
Country India
Language Tamil

NEERUM NERUPPUM (Tamil: நீரும் நெருப்பும் English: WATER AND FIRE), is a 1971 Indian Tamil directed by P. Neelakantan, starring M. G. Ramachandran in the lead role and J. Jayalalitha, R. S. Manohar, Cho Ramaswamy among others.


The story is about twins Princes Manivannan (MGR) (Neerum) and Karikalan (MGR) (Neruppum).

The twins are separated.

But Karikalan can feel whatever feelings Manivannan is in.

Karikalan wanted to avenge those people who have set fire to his castle.


Actor Role
M. G. Ramachandran as twins Princes Manivannan (Neerum) and Karikalan (Neruppum)
J. Jayalalitha as Kantchana
S. A. Ashokan as The king Marthadhan
R. S. Manohar as The royal bodyguard Marudhu
T. K. Bagavathy as The doctor Arunakiri
C. L. Anandhan as Djambhu, the right-hand man of Marthadhan
Cho Ramaswamy as
Thengai Srinivasan as Navarassam, the royal make-up man of Marthadhan
Manorama as Ammuni
Jothilakshmi as Kannaga Valee, the favourite of Marthadhan
G. Sakuntala as The queen Karpagam, mother of the twins
Shanmugasundari as
S.V.Ramdass as The king Mahendhar Boobbadhi, father of the twins
V. S. Raghavan as The jeweler Nala, the father of Kantchana

The casting is established according to the original order of the credits of opening of the movie, except those not mentioned


No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Kanni oruthi"   Vaali T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela 3.27
2. "Kadavul Vazhthuppaadum"   Vaali T. M. Soundararajan  
3. "Kattu mella kattu"   Vaali L. R. Eswari  
4. "Konduva innum"   Vaali S. Janaki  
5. "Maalai nera thendral"   Vaali P. Susheela, S. P. Balasubramaniam  
6. "Virunthu"   Vaali L. R. Eswari, K. Veeramani  

Around the movie[edit]

The movie was commercially successful.

The movie created box office record of all time.[2]

The movie is a remake of 1949 M. K. Radha movie Apoorva Sagodharargal.

The role of M. K. Radha was enacted by MGR and Banumathi's role by J. Jayalalitha.

The movie is remade in Hindi in 1972 as Gora Aur Kala with Rajendra Kumar.

This movie is inspired by the French novel, The Corsican Brothers / Les Frères corses of Alexandre Dumas Père, published in 1845.

In the credits of the beginning, MGR is presented, for the first time, with Pon Manai Tchémal's title (given by Kirupanandha Variyar), before that of Puraitchy Nadhigar (given by Karunanidhi).

The clothes of MGR are drawn one more time splendidly by the dressmaker M.A.Muthu.

Puraitchy Thalaivar screens them very well.


  1. ^ "Neerum neruppum songs". Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Neerum Nerupum 1971". Retrieved 2 November 2012. 

External links[edit]

Neerum Neruppum at the Internet Movie Database