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Nellu (2010 film)

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 Kizhavenmani incident that happened in 1968.


Nellu may refer to

  • Nellu (1974 film), a landmark Malayalam film starring Prem Nazir
  • Nellu (2010 film), a Tamil drama film
Nellu (1974 film)

Nellu is a 1974 Malayalam film directed by Ramu Kariat based on the award-winning novel of the same name by P. Valsala. The film is about the tribal people of the Wayanad hills in the deep Kerala forests. It stars Prem Nazir and Jayabharathi in the lead roles. The film is noted for its aesthetic quality and is regarded as a landmark in the history of Malayalam cinema.

The film marks the debut of cinematographer Balu Mahendra although not his first release. He won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Photography (Colour). Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Appu won the award for Kerala State Film Award for Best Editing.