|Produced by||Rama Saravanan|
|Written by||V.Z. Durai|
|Music by||Srikanth Deva|
Nepali is a Tamil film featuring Bharath and Meera Jasmine in the lead roles, released in 2008. Bharath plays three different roles in the movie produced and directed by V.Z.Durai. The film has music by Srikanth Deva and was shot in Ooty, Chennai and Hyderabad. The film was released on April 10, 2008. The movie was panned by the critics and bombed at the box office.
The movie revolves around Karthik (Bharath), a software engineer and professional. He meets Priya (Meera Jasmine) in Ooty. Love blossoms between them.
As usual, the girl's family protests their affair. Eventually the couple elope and get married. They face trouble in the form of a greedy and perverted police officer. He lusts for Priya. When he tries to molest her, she kills herself. The blame falls on Karthik.
He kills the police officer and goes to jail, where he meets a Nepali social worker (Govind Namdeo), who tries to help women harassed in the workplace. Inspired by the Nepali, Karthik comes out of prison to punish those who sexually harass women at work. He bumps off a computer engineer, a college professor and a doctor dressed as a Nepali youth.
DCP Gautham (Prem) takes up the task of cracking the serial murders.
- Bharath as Karthik (Nepali/Bharathan)
- Meera Jasmine as Priya
- Prem as Gautham
- Sangeetha as herself
- Govind Namdeo as Nepali
- Raja Ravinder
The project was first announced in May 2006 titled Hindu Nesan, with reports stating that Durai would direct Jiiva in the film, with Ameer financing the project. In September 2006, the project was retitled as Nepali but soon afterwards Bharath replaced Jiiva in the lead role. The film was produced by Rama Saravanan who earlier produced Shaam starrer ABCD.
Sify wrote:"Dorai has been successful in confusing the viewer with three parallel episodes which gets a bit annoying after a while before he reaches the conclusion in the climax. The major fault with Nepali is that it is one of those movies that should never have been made, as it is a stale old vigilante story with an overdose of violence, blood and gore". Behindwoods wrote:"Overall, Nepali is a product that started off with a good idea but slipped down because of a script that failed to maintain flow and execution that took the zing out of the plot". Nowrunning wrote:"Though the story may sound familiar, there is a novelty in the style of its narration. Bharat's modus operandi is also uncommon. The character development is brilliant".
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