Golden Jubilee Thirudathey

Vettaikaran Golden Jubilee

Golden Jubilee Padagotti

Kalangarai Vilakkam 50th Year

28 July 2015

Behind Nadodi Mannan Success

Sri MGR Year 98, 28th July, Tuesday

For the Golden Jubilee year of Nadodi Mannan special post, I took some points from the book titled “Yarukku Vetri” written by our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR, a special edition released after the success of Nadodi Mannan in the year 1958, in that book he has mentioned the persons responsible for the success, the cooperation given by them, the name of the persons including the artists, script writers to name of the persons who did not show up in the title card. The post that was published on 21st August 2008 in the article and as well as the video were inspired from that book. 

MGR’s bodyguard K.P.Ramakrishnan who also worked in the Nadodi Mannan movie had written the article with his son R.Govindaraj which was published in Dinamalar issue dated 26th October 2011, Trichy edition. He has forwarded that article to share with us through MGR blog.

In the article K.P.Ramakrishnan recollects that in the set of Kalai Arasi MGR was speaking about three persons who gave their help for Nadodi Mannan movie. The three people MGR lists is S.S.Vasan who granted movie camera for shooting the climax scene involving large and miniature sets, K.Subramaniam, the Director who helped our Thalaivar in supervising the movie and procuring colour negatives without any benefit for him and also helping him in outdoor shooting done in Munnar. Thirdly is the studio owner of Vijaya Vauhini, Nagi Reddy for his assistance in shooting the movie. 

Below is the 50th year anniversary special post of Nadodi Mannan.

Click the image for the Nadodi Mannan 50th year post.

24 July 2015

Number Play

Sri MGR Year 98, 24th July, Friday

This post is about some important events that have taken place in our Puratchi Thalaivar MGR life. Many years back when I was reading an article written by MGR for the election of 1977, he often repeated the term change of history he further explains how, that in 1967 DMK came to power by 1976 DMK was ousted from the power, the numbers 6 and 7 when replaced changed the history of DMK.

This post is inspired from MGR’s article. I found some interesting number play apart from the one mentioned above.


When the last two digits of a year is replaced or viewed in mirror image, important events occur alike or quite different. Some of the events and years given below.






Birth of our Puratchi Thalaivar MGR


Release of Rickshawkaran movie.

For this MGR received the Best Actor for the year 1971 (Bharath Award, first time for a Tamil movie actor recognized by the Indian Government)


Death of Marudhur Gopala Menon (MGR’s father)


ADMK secures majority in the election for the first time without MGR’s leadership


First movie of MGR Sathileelavathi released on March 28th 1936

1963 First time nine MGR lead movies were released
2.Koduthu Vaithaval
3.Dharmam Thalai kakum
4.Kalai Arasi
5.Periya Idathu Penn
6.Anantha Jothi
7.Neethiku Pin Pasam
8.Kanchi Thalaivan

First Hero movie Rajakumari gets released on 11th April 1947


The last Silver Jubilee movie Urimaikural gets released  (taking into account when MGR is alive)


First Geva colour movie Alibabavum Narpathu Thirudargalum released on 14th January 1956

First Silver Jubilee hit black and white movie Madurai Veeran releases

1965 First Silver Jubilee hit colour movie Enga Veetu Pillai released on 14th January 1965
1958 Release of Emgeeyar Pictures Nadodi Mannan on 22nd August 1958 (King in Reel life) 1985

MGR takes up the charge of Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the third consecutive time (King in Real life)


DMK party under the leadership of Anna wins the election and first time a Dravidian party rules Tamil Nadu


DMK rule under the leadership of Karunanidhi in Tamil Nadu dismissed for the first time


MGR’s last movie Maduraiyai Meeta Sundarapandian gets released on 14th January 1978 (MGR bids farewell to cinema)


MGR bids farewell to us, 24th December 1987

Caution: In future many of these facts will be copied and these info’s will be sold as their own in books and web sites, likely to appear in as trivia's, Wikipedia etc. As usual we expect, no credit will be given to our MGR blog

19 July 2015

Anna’s Decree

Sri MGR Year 98, 19th July, Sunday

After MGR was ousted from DMK in 1972, the party high command and as well as the circle level speakers tried their best to make believe that MGR did not have love towards the Tamil language. They emphasized that MGR was singing duet with Jayalalaitha for the movie Ayirathil Oruvan when Anti Hindi agitation was on its peak.

We all know that the movie has only one duet “Naanamo” which was shot entirely in the studio. So how come a duet in Karwar? There is no such outdoor scenes shot for the movie. And all the MGR devotees and Fans know why our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR did not participated in the Anti Hindi agitation.


To the left Nagesh, MGR, K.P.Ramakrishnan and other stunt artist lying down is Puthur Natarajan

MGR’s bodyguard K.P.Ramakrishnan who acted as one of the rebels in Ayirathil Oruvan has mentioned the reason in the functions conducted by us. His son R.Govindaraj has forwarded an article that was published in Kumudham issue dated 6.11.2013, K.P.Ramakrishnan narrates the events that actually happened during the shooting of Ayirathil Oruvan in Karwar, how MGR tried to participate in the agitation and why he did not.

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Click the above pages to read

Peraringnar Anna ordered MGR not to participate because the producers and financiers will be affected if he gets involved in the agitation. MGR while not in the shooting pinned a black badge to show his support to the protest.

14 July 2015

Immortal Musician

Sri MGR Year 98, 14th July, Tuesday

The news was discomforting to hear that the icon of melody music and King of Light Music (Mellisai Mannar) M.S.Viswanathan has passed away early this morning. MSV attended the Ayirathil Oruvan Silver Jubilee function on 1st September 2014 in Kamaraj Arangam, the crowd gave a standing ovation for his entrance but due to his health he only spoke for a minute.


The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu MGR honouring the King of Light Music M.S.Viswanathan in a function.

MSV has scored music over 1200 movies including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi etc. He has worked with our Thalaivar in numerous movies. MSV’s first film with MGR as music director is Jenovah (Genova) Malayalam movie which was released on 17.4.1953 later the Tamil version was released in June. His last film with MGR is also MGR’s last Maduraiyai Meeta Sundarapandian released on 14th January 1978.

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To the right is the vinyl record of Raman Thediya Seethai movie showing the name of the lyrics and as well as the name of the Music Director M.S.Viswanathan, to the left is the song scene from Raman Thediya Seethai.

His greatest background score to my knowledge is for the movie Ulagam Sutrum Valiban. He had worked tirelessly with MGR to create a masterpiece. We can easily re collect which scene it is by just listening to the back ground music.


Maduraiyai Meeta Sundarapandian the last movie for MGR and MSV combo

Some of the MGR movies MSV worked for:

Jenovah (1953), Dheiva Thai (1964), Padagotti (1964), Ayirathil Oruvan (1965), Anbay Vaa (1966), Kavalkaran (1967), Kudieruntha Kovil (1968), Rickshawkaran (1971), Ulagam Sutrum Valiban (1973), Urimaikural (1974), Netru Indru Nalai (1974), Ithayakani (1975), Nalai Namadhe (1975), Neethiku Thalai Vanangu (1976), Indru Pol Endrum Vazhga (1977), Meenava Nanban (1977), Maduraiyai Meeta Sundarapandian (1978).

His name will be cherished in the hearts of film music lovers. “Mortal Men, Immortal Music (musician). We team prays for his soul to rest in peace. 

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