Sri MGR Year 94, 27th July, Wednesday
MGR and Devar were close friends. Devar films first movie was Thaiku Pin Tharam. From 1956 to 1972 Devar Films produced 16 MGR movies. All the movies had social themes no Historical movies. M.M.A. Chinnappa Devar was the first Producer and who had confidence to book MGR for his subsequent movies in General Hospital during January 1967 when MGR was recuperating from M.R.Radha incident.
Olikirathu Urimaikural MGR monthly has came out with a 48 page special edition in the name of Devar Films Thayaripil Makkal Thilagam MGR.
Cost of the special edition is Rs.20/-
A rare image of MGR in Murugan Costume with Devar from the movie Thani Piravi.
|No.||Date of Release||Movie Name||MGR Character Name||Heroine|
|2||07.11.1961||Thai Sollai Thatathey||Raj||Sarojadevi|
|3||13.04.1962||Thaiyai Katha Thanaiyan||Sekar||Sarojadevi|
|14||23.02.1968||Ther Thiruvizha||Saravanan & MGR||Jayalalitha|
The only film company which released two movies in one year with MGR as lead is Devar films the years are 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967 and 1968. The first colour movie of Devar Films is Nalla Neram. MGR gave call sheet for 7 days for Mugarasi and the same movie was shot in 13 days. Other movies shooting was completed in short span are Kannithai and Thanipiravi was completed in 3 weeks, Vivasahi and Kadhal vaganam were completed in 5 weeks, Kudumba Thalaivan, Thozhilali, Thaikuthalaimagan, Ther Thiruvizha, Vettaikaran and Dharmam Thalaikakum were completed in 2 months, Thaisollaithatathey, Thaiyaikatha Thanaiyan and Neethikupin pasam were completed in 3 months.
Look at the titles how it suited MGR when our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR was emerging as Hero in social oriented movies.
100 Days movies are: (Highest number of days)
Thaikupintharam – 147 Days – Trichy – Roxy
Thai Sollai Thatathey – 140 Days – Trichy – Jupiter
Thaiyai Katha Thanaiyan – 140 Days – Trichy – Palace
Kudumba Thalaivan – 105 Days – Salem – Jaya
Dharmam Thalaikakum – 104 Days – Coimbatore – Royal
Neethikupinpasam – 105 Days – Madurai – New Cinema & Salem – Santhi
Vettaikaran – 147 Days – Salem – Sitheswara
Mugarasi – 101 Days – Chennai – Gaiety
Nalla Neram – 132 Days – Salem – Oriental
The Book has neatly given the details from story to the release theaters and other important informations. The book has full page 7 solo stills of MGR and 13 full page pair photos.
This special edition is collectible for MGR Fans.