Sri MGR Year 95, 13th April, Friday
Devar Films 3rd successful production and MGR movie Thayai Katha Thanayan enters 50th year today. The movie was released on Tamil New Year, 13.4.1962 in 32 centres all over South.
MGR name in the movie was Sekar and his hobby is hunting. Kannamba was the protagonist Mother. Our beloved Leader MGR’s pair was Sarojadevi, and the supporting actors are M.R.Radha in dual role, S.A.Asokan and M.R.R.Vasu. Story and dialogues are by Arur Das and lyrics were penned by Kannadasan.
There are 7 songs in the movie:
1. காட்டு ராணி கோட்டையிலே கதவுகள் இல்லை
2. கட்டித் தங்கம் வெட்டி எடுத்து
3. மூடி திறந்த இமைகள் இரண்டும் பார் பார்
4. நொண்டி குதிரை. சண்டி குதிரை
5. காவேரி கரையிருக்கு கரைமேலே பூவிருக்கு
6. பேரை சொல்லலாமா கணவன் பெயரை
7. நடக்கும் என்பார் நடக்காது
Two MGR Song Videos are from youtube site.
Video for the song Mudi thirantha uploaded by Rajshri video.
Video song Katti Thangam uploaded by Rajshri video.
The way MGR drives the Jeep in dense forest, his silambam fight and fight with the tiger are worth mentioning. When MGR tries to hide inside rock boulders from the tiger attack the camera work was awesome with a medium shot the frame is almost dark and MGR’s glittering face is the only visible part for the entire frame this scene lasts for some seconds.
The movie Thayai Katha Thanayan was the biggest grosser of 1962 with 32 centres crossing 50 days and 7 centres over 100 days. The 100 days theaters are:
Plaza – 105 days
Mahalakshmi – 105 days
Bharath – 105 days
Madurai – Kalpana – 105 days
Trichy – Palace – 126 days
Salem – Palace – 140 days
Coimbatore – Carnatic – 105 days
And one 100 days run in Srilanka
Gaiety – 110 days
The movie statistics is by MGR Devotee S.Vinod from Bangalore, Olikirathu Urimaikural Editor B.S.Raj and the images were forwarded by MGR Devotee from Madurai S.Kumar.