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14 October 2017

Vinyl Records

Sri MGR Year 100, 14th October, Saturday

How many of us had the collection of MGR songs in cassettes, this question is bit awkward when asked today.  As the cassettes have become obsolete, the place was taken over by the arrival of Compact Discs in mid 1990's. Passage of time and innovative ideas, CD audio format changed to mp3. Now everybody carries all of MGR movie songs in their mobile phones. 

I had a good collection of cassettes not only of MGR songs but also MGR speeches the one I tried my best to preserve is our beloved Puratchi Thalaivar MGR's speech in Marina on 17.10.1972. A fiery speech, I have not heard so far. The time is a cruel master the magnetized tape lost its content. So far nobody has uploaded or told about this particular speech of MGR in any social media. 

I used to buy cassettes from my over time money, some cassettes are in working condition and many are not but still it is with me. 



Today's post is about the analog sound storage medium called vinyl record or LP (Long playing) there are lot of collections even now in the house. Recently I came to know that couple of MGR movies LP are sold in eBay site. I found some which I like to share with you.



Above images are from the movie Vivasayi, Neethiku Thalaivanangu These records are still in working condition. 



Not a MGR starer movie but a look alike of MGR has acted in this film. It has six songs and the music is composed by Sanker Ganesh. 

03 October 2017

Confucius About Jen (Ren)

Sri MGR Year 100, 3rd October, Tuesday

One of the quotes of Confucius I liked to share in our MGR blog. 


Courtesy, Generosity, Honesty, Persistence and Kindness

If you are:

Courteous - You will not be disrespected

Generous - You will gain everything. 

Honest - People will rely on you. 

Persistence - You will get results. 

Kindness - You can employ people.

I don't have to tell you that anyone can find all these five features of Jen (Ren) in our Puratchi Thalaivar MGR's life. With kindness showered by MGR, he does not need people to employ rather they worked for him unconditionally. 

24 September 2017

Stunt Union

Sri MGR Year 100, 24th September, Sunday

South Indian Cine and TV Stunt Directors and Stunt Artiste union 50th anniversary was celebrated on 26.8.2017 in Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai. 


Our Puratchi Thalaivar MGR's bodyguard and one of the stunt actor in MGR movies have given a detailed speech about the formation of Stunt union and the person behind. In the video embedded below, K.P.Ramakrishnan narrates how MGR helped the stunt actors when they met with accident. And also he mentions MGR's benevolence extended to Hindi stunt actors. 


The video was forwarded K.P.Ramakrishnan's son Govindaraj to share in our MGR blog. 

14 September 2017

Everlasting Verse

Sri MGR Year 100, 14th September, Thursday

Most of you think that what I have written is spoken by MGR on screen. No it is not, what I have written is said by MGR off screen.


R.K.Shanmugam 
Dialog writer & Assistant Director


The above was said by R.K.Shanmugam during the Silver Jubilee function for Ayirathil Oruvan held in Kamaraj Arangam on September 1st 2014. 


The legendary and everlasting verses written by R.K.Shanmugam in movies such as Ayirathil Oruvan, Rickshawkaran, Pallandu Vazhga, Neethiku Thalaivanangu etc. breathed his last yesterday. We srimgr.com team wishes his soul to rest in peace and express our deepest sympathies to his family. 

I was blessed to have meet him and spoke to him for half an hour during the Ayirathil Oruvan function. I was waiting outside for my friends as R.K.Shanmugam came by. The function has started and there was no one to welcome him. I and another MGR fan (not introduced to him) took him arm by arm as R.K.Shanmugam was not well to walk alone. We both accompanied him to the hall, he asked us to give some time to regain his breath. Then he spoke to me about his relationship with MGR and MGR always call him as "Asiriyar" and not by name. Our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar gave utmost respect to learned people. 

(Above image is from Mr.Jayaprakash, Facebook page)

He talked about MGR's and Jayalalitha's help to him, as he was mentioning his eyes welled up, so much emotional he became on remembering MGR. I accompanied him to the front row reserved to VIP's. On that day I believed MGR's spirit gave me that golden opportunity to converse with him and hold him to the stage. 

Below the War of words the best one liners from Ayirathil Oruvan. Uploaded by Jai Sankar in you tube. 


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