Sri MGR Year 95, 13th May, Sunday
MGR Devotee Tirupur Ravichandran has forwarded the copy of Cinema Express Magazine an article about MGR’s first hero movie Rajakumari. The movie Rajakumari was released on 11.4.1947. Jupiter Pictures produced this movie.
Above is the first page of Rajakumari story. And interesting facts are given along with the story.
Second page of the story.
The above image is from the Cinema Express magazine.
There is one error in the story MGR character did not gets frustrate and tries suicide, MGR has given a detailed account about this scene in his auto biography “Nan Yen Piranthen”. He has mentioned that the scene was very risky and no stunt double used, he acted in the scene, according to the scene he has be hanging for 3 seconds and that time the rope has to break and he should fall. But the rope took another second to break and he was near to death.
If the beam does not break in Rajakumari movie a small column might have been published in those days news paper, there won’t be any Emgeeyar Pictures Private Limited, no Nadodi Mannan, no Adimai Penn and no Ulagam Sutrum Valiban and the name for 1971 Best Actor will be somebody and the name from 1977 to 1987 Chief Ministership will be somebody else and this blog might have not happened. He can refuse to act in that scene, but he has to take risk to be a Hero in real and reel life.
The first scene of the movie, about the introduction of MGR looks like movies released after 1965. So much importance was given to that character entry. And the movie has lot of magic, flying carpet, magic ring etc. but MGR will not use anything instead his friend M.N.Nambiyar! does, flying the magic carpet, using a stick to create a hole etc. A different movie experience for MGR Fans.