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02 December 2018

Compounding Tax

Sri MGR Year 101, 2nd December, Sunday

To curb the progress of MGR’s popularity in cinema during 1970s his adversary Karunanidhi imposed different kind of taxes. One great example is the tax for posters which he imposed during the release of our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR’s directed movie “Ulagam Sutrum Valiban”.

Many of the actor fans know the above stated fact. but they will not mention this bitter truth as many famed actors of those days lost their status.

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Kannadasan in 1978 have written an editorial praising MGR’s move on imposing compounding tax for theatres. The above is the editorial on how bad the situation was and how MGR helped the cinema industry back on track.

11 November 2018

Liyakath Alikhan On MGR

Sri MGR Year 101, 11th November, Sunday

A year back Win TV has telecasted a special program on the eve of our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR’s centenary. The duration of the video is 52 minutes long.

In it, the guest Liyakath Alikhan with his commendable Tamil knowledge has touched the main qualities of MGR. Makkal Thilagam MGR’s belief in God, his philanthropy, his attitude towards the common people, his love to mother etc.

Liyakath Alikhan explanation of revolution done by MGR to politics and cinema, his presence during the unveiling of ADMK flag on 21st October 1972 all are well explained in the above video.

30 October 2018

MGR’s Ancestry

Sri MGR Year 101, 30th October, Tuesday

Below is the video clip of Thirunavukarasar, one of the Minister in Puratchi Thalaivar MGR regime. A 5 minute video explaining 3 significant features of beloved Leader.

He mentions about Prince Charles visit to Chennai December 1980 and his meeting with MGR.

20 October 2018

Puratchi Thalaivar Dr MGR Perunthu Nilayam

Sri MGR Year 101, 20th October, Saturday

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E.Palanisamy during  Puratchi Thalaivar’s 100th year valedictory function announced that the Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus will be named as “Puratchi Thalaivar Dr.MGR Perunthu Nilayam”.

The DMK chief Stalin was against such a move and he told to media persons that it is like a person naming someone else’s child and continued as his party DMK was instrumental in the construction of the bus terminus.

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Image courtesy Indian Express

I was astonished as my house was near to Koyambedu, in those days when I was in 7th standard I came to know that the fruit market and bus stand will be shifted from Broadway to Koyambedu and father used to tell me that the traffic will be heavier and I should be careful in crossing the road. I still remember that. Unfortunately no ministers or ADMK party members objected to Stalin’s unauthenticated baseless allegation.

Later that day, the then Chennai Mayor Saidai Duraisamy countered Stalin’s statement with authenticated proof from the Government files.

Below is the reply of Saidai Duraisamy to Stalin.

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And the report from the Government archives about MGR’s idea of shifting Fruit market and mofussil bus terminus to Koyambedu.

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