Kalaiventhan MGR Bakthargal

Golden Jubilee

21 March 2008

Mattukara Velan Records

In 1970 five MGR movies were released

  1. Mattukara Velan (Colour) – Date of Release 14.01.1970, no. of days 177.

  2. En Annan (Colour) – Date of Release 12.05.1970, No.of days 112.

  3. Thalaivan (B/W) – Date of Release 24.07.1970, No.of days 70.

  4. Thedi Vantha Mapillai (Colour) Date of Release 29.08.1970, No.of days 100.

  5. Engal Thangam (Colour) Date of Release 09.10.1970, No.of Days 110.


One movie to reach 175 days in 1970 is MGR's Mattukara Velan. (Any other movie please inform)


Highest No.of House full shows for Mattukara Velan held by Trichy Palace Theater consecutive 151 shows.


After Adimai Penn (1969) Mattukara Velan held 100 shows house full in Madras city for four centres. The centers or movie halls include Plaza, Broadway, Krishnaveni, Sayani.




    16 centers crossed 100 days they are

  • Plaza – 112 days (Chennai)

  • Broadway – 176 days (Chennai)

  • Krishnaveni – 107 days (Chennai)

  • Sayani – 106 days (Chennai)

  • Chintamani – 181 days (Madurai)

  • Palace – 151 days (Trichy)

  • Jaya – 156 days (Salem)

  • Iruthaya – 188 days (Coimbatore)

  • Central – 149 days (Erode)

  • Lakshmi – 142 days (Nellai)

  • Yagappa – 105 days (Thanjavur)

  • Diamond – 101 days (Kudanthai)

  • Crown – 100 days (Vellore)

  • Balasubramaniam – 100 days (Thiruvannamalai)

  • Central – 142 days (Sri Lanka)

  • Rani – 126 days (Sri Lanka)


After “Enga Veetu Pillai” movie MGR movie “Mattukara Velan” reached Silver Jubilee in 3 cities Chennai, Madurai and Coimbatore.


As stated earlier total number of MGR acted movies released in 1970 are 5 of this 4 movies such as Mattukara Velan, En Annan, Thedivantha Mapillai, Engal Thangam reached 50 days in all centers


a) 86 centers for Mattukara Velan (75 days in 25 cities, 50 days in 45 cities)

b) 62 centers for En Annan.

c) 42 centers for Engal Thangam

d) 28 centers for Thedivantha Mapillai


Combined No.of days in Salem in 3 theaters comes to 222 days.




In Sri Lanka Mattukara Velan was released in 4 theaters of this 2 theaters reached 126 and 142 and fifty days for other two. In Re-release in 1973 and 1977 50 days.

In Bangalore 3 centers reached 50 days and in 2 11 weeks.


Tamil Malar a Daily in Singapore held a contest for the Best Actor in1970 and MGR was elected as the Best Actor for the movie Mattukara Velan.


After Nadodi Mannan i.e. nearly after 12 years Mattukara Velan is the movie to reach 100 days. And after Enga Veetu Pillai film Mattukara Velan crossed 175 days in Coimbatore (Iruthaya – 188 days)


Records and images provided by “Anaithulaga MGR Pothunala Sangam” B.S.Raj.


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