|Director M. Shiva Shankar|
|Release date December 24, 2010 (2010-12-24)|
Genres Tamil cinema, Drama, World cinema
Songs Muthu Muthu
Similar Dhaya (film), Pandi (film), Mayandi Kudumbathar
Nellu is a 2010 Indian Tamil language drama film written and directed by M. Shiva Shankar. It stars debutants Sathyaa and Bhayaganjali in the lead roles, while Senthil Rajan has handled the camera and S. S. Kumaran has composed the music. The film is based on the Kilvenmani massacre incident that happened in 1968.
This film also speaks about the caste differences between the landlords and the farmers.
Movies based on true social incidents are rare in Tamil Cinema. The words freedom & independence are almost always attributed to the 1940s and beyond. Nellu documents the social imbalance that prevailed post-independence in the villages. The theme of the movie revolves around the poor agricultural workers and their landlords. From untouchability to caste discrimination to deprival of basic human rights, unemployment & wages below the bare minimum, the script touches on all the sensitive issues that were prevailent in the villages around that time.
The music of the film is composed by S. S. Kumaran. Lyrics are penned by Thamarai and Na. Muthukumar.
ReferencesNellu (2010 film) Wikipedia
Nellu (2010 film) IMDb