MGR took the Bow as a Hero in 1947 to the end of 1977, and he never acted in a Guest role after becoming Hero in 'Rajakumari'. Total movies acted 136 (excluding the movies Avasara Police 100 and Nallathai Nadu Ketkum) The hero acted movies comes to 115.
MGR movies which generated above Rs.13,00,000/- (13 lakhs) in Chennai City alone are ten. I got the collection details of eight movies so far. The last two movies Ninaithathai Mudipavan and Pallandu Vazhga collection details will be posted as soon as I get the info.
The collections are after the last day of the movie.
Enga Veetu Pillai (1965) – Rs.13,23,683.22
Adimai Penn (1969) – Rs.13,60,256.82
Mattukara Velan (1970) – Rs.13,21,376.11
Rickshawkaran (1971) – Rs.16,84,953.47
This is the 75th day ad in the News Paper of Ithayakani.
Ulagam Sutrum Valiban (1973) – Rs.23,40,064.61
Ithayakani (1975) – Rs.19,89,881.39
Meenava Nanban (1977) – Rs.17,70,518.45
Indru Pol Endrum Vazhga (1977) – Rs.15,68,871.60
Enga Veetu Pillai, Adimai Penn, Mattukara Velan, Rickshawkaran and Ulagam Sutrum Valiban are Silver Jubilee movies, we can easily put that 175 days collection, but take into account the other movies such as Ithayakani, Meenava Nanban and Indru Pol Endrum Vazhga which are 100 day movies.
These records were unbeaten to the end of 1978 in other words until MGR became the Chief Minister and when he left the Cinema world fully.
Previous weeks I had posted about Adimai Penn Re-release in Natraj theater, the collection is 95,000/- the movie was released with a time gap of 4 months and this collection is highest for any re-release movies in Chennai City particularly in Natraj Theater.
Thanks for the info provided by Sathya and Yukesh Babu Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR Bakthargal.
MGR is still the Box Office Emperor.