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23 June 2016

MGR Movies In Cinemascope

Sri MGR Year 99, 23rd June, Thursday

U.K. Golden Movies has released one MGR movie title in CinemaScope format for the first time. You can watch the movie "Maduraiyai Meeta Sundarapandian" in 16:9 format. 

Our beloved Puratchi Thalaivar MGR's final movie Maduraiyai Meeta Sundarapandian film scenes such as palace scenes and outdoor scenes are breathtaking and we can feel the difference. The print is excellent and the audio is also good.

With the consent from the owner of UK Golden Movies Mr.Thangavel I am posting some images captured from the movie.

The price of the DVD is Rs.65/-

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05 June 2016

King Of Boxing

Sri MGR Year 99, 5th June, Sunday

Former heavyweight Boxing champion Muhammad Ali passed away on June 3rd, we srimgr.com team prays for his soul to rest in peace. 
 


Born as Cassius Clay on 17.1.1942 (both our beloved Leader and Muhammad Ali share same birthday date) in Louisville became an Olympic gold medalist then he entered professional boxing and became champion by beating Sonny Liston. He retired from active boxing in 1981. 


Muhammad Ali paid a visit to India in January 1980, and he stayed in Chennai and did an exhibition bout in old Nehru stadium arranged by Tamil Nadu Amateur Boxing Association and a private sponsor Apeejay group. He did a fight with former heavy weight champion Jimmy Ellis. The function was presided by the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu MGR, who we knew is a sport enthusiast. 

 (King of Boxing with King of the Mass MGR)

After the fight MGR tried to enter the ring, but his dhoti hindered his entry, without any hint what he is going to do, MGR jumped into the ring (who was 63 years old then) much amazement of Ali. MGR gave a shield to Muhammad Ali and took hold of Ali and Ellis hand at the same time for press. 

From dt Next:
'King Ali' walked on petals on his arrival at Meenambakkam, recall veterans

The 1980 historical event organised by the then Tamil Nadu Amateur Boxing Association and a private sponsor. Ali took on former heavy weight champion Jimmy Ellis in an exhibition bout. H.Mohana Krishnan, secretary of the association, took centrestage in organising the bout and his son M.Gunasekaran was melancholic, recalling the memorable day.

You are the boxing association's secretary right, come let us have a fight, were the first words uttered by Ali to my father, reminisced Gunasekaran.

After exchanging pleasantries the boxer, whose original name was Cassius Clay, was motored to the hotel in an open bus. I was 16 then. I remember running behind the bus and people had lined up on both sides of the roads to catch a glimpse of the King of Boxing, Gunasekaran added.

The decked up Nehru Stadium the venue, was struggling to hold the crowd that was pouring in from noon. My father and Ali had a shadow fight and then he was briefed about our then Chief Minister M.G.Ramachandran, an avid sports lover. Clippings and photos from MGR movies where he acted as a boxer, impressed Ali, who spent a considerable time in soaking in the local culture, Gunasekaran recalled...

(photos, above MGR holding the hands of Muhammad Ali and Jimmy Ellis and below from the movie Kavalkaran, MGR acted as a boxer)

01 June 2016

MGR In Digital Books

Sri MGR Year 99, 1st June,Wednesday

Panther Publishers who have published Mohandas book titled "MGR The Man and the Myth" have now released the same book in digital format, we can read the book with our mobile phone or tablet. 

Panther publishers have sent their greetings to me and informed me that the English version and as well the Tamil version "MGR Nijamum Nizhalum" will be published in e-book. 

The English version is released lately and below is the link for buying the book.

Click to buy the Book:

Below is the extract from their mail.

We are happy to inform you that the English edition is now available as e-book for the smart phones - through the App "DailyHunt" and we will be releasing the Tamil version - "Nigamum Nilalum" soon. We will keep you posted once it is released.

11 October 2015

Curtain Raiser–Thazhampoo

Sri MGR Year 98, 11th October, Sunday

Sri Bala Murugan Films Thazhampoo movie was released on 23rd October 1965. This 23rd is the Golden jubilee year. Thazhampoo is a black and white movie, which had a 50 days run.

MGR character name is Durairajan, but only called as Durai in the entire movie. K.R.Vijaya is the heroine, Nambiyar and M.R.Radha were the movie villains. Story is by Kottarakara, screenplay by G.Balasubramaniam and dialogs by Aroordass. Music is composed by K.V.Mahadevan and lyrics by Kannadasan, Vali, Alangudi Somu and Trichy Thiyagarajan.

MGR_graduation

The real graduation scene of MGR is merged with the background, the above image is created using photoshop.

As part of the work for 50th year of Thazhampoo movie release, I happened to see a screen shot showing list of theatres surprisingly most of the movies shown are of 1965. Some movie titles are clearly visibly they are:

Vizhupuram Vijaya – Vazhkaipadagu

Vizhupuram Seetharam – Enga Veetu Pillai

Arcot Jothi – Enga Veetu Pillai

Kanchipuram Raja – Thaiyum Magalum

Kanchipuram Murugan – Yanaipagan

Aarani National – Enga Veetu Pillai

Ambur (Theatre name not legible) – Chakravarthi Thirumagal

Some theatres name illegible but movie names are clear, Poojaiku vantha malar, Vennira Aadai and Panchavarnakili.

thazhampoo_newspaper_article

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MGR_Manorama

Veteran actress Manorama passed away yesterday at the age of 78. She has acted with our Puratchi Thalaivar MGR in many movies such as Vettaikaran, Thanipiravi, Padagotti, Kanchi Thalaivan, Ther Thiruvizha, Vivasahi, Kalangarai Vilakkam, Thazhampoo, Engal Thangam, Chandrodhayam and Neerum Nerupum etc.,

She has the distinction to have acted with five Chief Ministers, with Peraringnar Anna and Karunanidhi in drama, MGR, Jayalalitha and N.T.Ramarao in films.

Her memorable movies with MGR which had occupied screen space with him are less, they are as an quarrelling wife of Nagesh in Chandrodhayam, fisherwoman in Padagotti and as a spy of Narasimha Pallavan in Kanchi Thalaivan.

We srimgr.com team prays for her soul to rest in peace.

08 October 2015

MGR’s Kindness

Sri MGR Year 98, 8th October, Thursday

We all know that our Puratchi Thalaivar MGR showed the kindness, gentleness and warmth to fellow humans. There are lot of incidences that we can publish about this unique trait of our MGR. 

makkal_kural_23122012

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The word Humanitarian is synonymous to MGR, above is an article from a Tamil evening daily, Makkal Kural issue dated 23.12.2012 which narrates MGR’s kindness to a wounded DMK volunteer. If any unfortunate events occur the present leaders turns as mere witnesses or in other words they just sit and watch.

The article is forwarded by R.Govindaraj (his father K.P.Ramakrishnan, one of MGR’s bodyguard) to share in our MGR blog.

02 October 2015

What Is Comedy?

Sri MGR Year 98, 2nd October, Friday

Couple of years back we have been witnessing mimicry shows from Vijay TV and other TV channels, in the name of mimicry they make fun of yesteryear actors, that also includes our beloved Leader Purtachi Thalaivar MGR. The comedy in that comedy programme is that the most talented mimicry artist can only re create the post 1967 voice of MGR. Nobody so far re created the original voice of pre 1967 MGR. If they had so much talent why can’t they reproduce pre 1967 voice of MGR?

MGR devotees and fans protested against such shows, recently MGR devotees condemned it in person by visiting the TV channel and gave a letter to the administration. On acceptance the admins told that hereafter they will be careful in the show. But later the mocking continued.

R.Govindaraj, son of K.P.Ramakrishnan (one of MGR’s bodyguard) has written an article regarding this in Puthiya Paravai, Tamil magazine, issue dated 15.12.2010. He had given an instance of how MGR reacted when his own brother’s son (M.G.Chakrapani’s son) M.G.C.Balu mimicked Chidambaram S.Jayaraman voice for one of MGR’s song from Urimaikural movie. Below is the article.

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