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|Produced by||S. N. S. Thirumal|
|Edited by||B. Kanthasamy|
|23 March 1984|
The movie was an unofficial adaptation of the 1977 Italian giallo film Sette note in nero (English Title: The Psychic or Seven Notes in Black). It was dubbed into Telugu as Nurava Roju  and remade in Malayalam as Aayiram Kannukal (1986) and in Hindi as 100 Days (1991).
Devi, a college student has a strange premonition one night of her sister being murdered. Her sister soon goes missing. After a few years, Devi meets and marries a rich businessman Ramkumar. Soon after, Devi has another vision of an unknown woman being murdered and seeks the help of her brother-in-law Raj to help her save the possible victim. Raj is reluctant to believe her story but assists her anyway. Devi also finds a decomposed body in the bungalow where she lives with Ramkumar, which she believes is her sister's based on her previous vision. Devi and Raj's investigations lead them to the museum where Devi's sister worked and a strange man who tries to assassinate them. Whether Devi's strange premonitions are true and whether she and Raj are able to trap the mysterious killer forms the rest of the story.
- Vijayakanth as Raj
- Mohan as Ramkumar
- Nalini as Devi
- Sathyaraj (also as dubbing artiste for medical expert doctor)
- Thengai Srinivasan as Ramanathan
- Janagaraj as John
- Y. Vijaya
- Kovai Sarala as Manju
- Manivannan as shopkeeper with Kungumam magazine
Nooravathu Naal was directed by Manivannan and produced by S. N. S. Thirumal under Thirupathisamy Pictures, with cinematography by A. Sabapathy. Manivannan selected Sathyaraj to portray a negative role. For the character look, he sported a clean-shaven pate, wore sunglasses and a red jerkin. He completed his portions within five days.
The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The song Vizhiyile Mani Vizhiyil was re-used from the song Jotheyali Jothe Jotheyali from the 1981 Kannada film Geetha and further reused in the 2007 Hindi film Cheeni Kum as the song Jaane Do Na. It is set in the carnatic raga known as Kapi.
|1.||"Vizhiyile Mani"||Pulamaipithan||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki||04:01|
|2.||"Ulagam Muzhuthum"||Vairamuthu||K. J. Yesudas, Vani Jairam||04:14|
|3.||"Uruguthey Idhayame"||Muthulingham||Vani Jairam||04:22|
Sathyaraj's performance as a psychopath killer received huge acclaim and made him popular among audiences. The film became a milestone in Tamil cinema, with regards to "scene construction". The serial killers Auto Shankar and Jayaprakash were inspired by the film to commit murders. Sangeetha Devi Dundoo of The Hindu in her review of the Telugu film Tripura (2015) said that the idea of hiding corpses inside a wall is inspired from Nooravathu Naal.
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