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28 October 2012

1977

Sri MGR Year 95, 28th October, Sunday

In 1977, Tamil Nadu State is expecting a General Election. For MGR Fans this is the year that their beloved Leader going to take up the Chief Ministership of Tamil Nadu.

 

For MGR he has to leave the lucrative business and serve the people full time. On 30th June 1977 MGR (King of Kings) took oath as the Chief Minister and remained as the undisputed and undefeated King of Tamil Nadu till his last breath. 1977 memorable year for MGR fans for Cinema as well as in Politics. They made a mark in the World, for the first time by selecting their beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR as their ruler.

 

Before Elections two MGR movies were released one was A.P.Nagarajan’s first venture as MGR movie director in Navarathinam (another unfinished movie he directed was Annavin Thambigal).

 

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Above are the images that have appeared in those days magazines as well as Tamil Newspapers. Navarathinam was released on 5th March, 1977. The movie was average one, when I watched this movie for the first time, I felt why MGR acted in such a movie? On watching for the second time my thoughts changed.

 

The song from Navarathinam, Music by Kunnakudi Vaithiyanathan

 

Uploaded by Siva R.M.in youtube.

 

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Another movie which was released just before Election was Indru Pol Endrum Vazhga. Release date is 5th May 1977. Another 100 days movie of MGR. I had another advertisement but I particularly selected this one because in the bottom of the ad you can see the Editor name.

 

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Above is the 50th day ad given in Makkal Kural Tamil Newspaper. Another one is from Thirai Seithi.

 

Below are the videos from Indru Pol Endrum Vazhga.

 

The movie has two unique MGR Philosophical songs they are:

 

1. Idthu Naatai Kaakum Kai

 

Video uploaded by Siva

 

2. Anbukku Naan Adimai

 

Video uploaded by Ponmalar

 

A lovely song, starts in the mid night and ends in the dawn all of them are looking fresh except MGR who after attending meetings came to this song shoot. (Actor Vijayakumar had given an interview about this song that the Director requested MGR to finish the song shoot another day but MGR insisted to finish it on the same day no matter how he his looking he did not want to waste the call sheet of other actors). Though MGR is looking tired he is glittering as usual. Watch the video and what do you say.

 

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Date of Release 14th August 1977.

 

 

A philosophical song with political undertone “Pattathu Rajavum” the video was uploaded by RVVMGR in youtube.

 

The movie Meenava Nanban was released shortly after MGR becoming the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Note that only Makkal Thilagam title is given in the advertisement.

 

Another ad is about the 63rd day of Meenava Nanban movie. Meenava Nanban became a super hit MGR movie.

 

MGR Devotee Tirupur Ravichandran has informed about the re-release of Baghdad Thirudan in Coimbatore Delite theater, the same movie was re-released in the nearby theater Royal just a couple of months back.

24 October 2012

1976

Sri MGR Year 95, 24th October, Wednesday

In 1976 our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR’s three movies were released and all the three movies are colour.

 

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Neethiku Thalai Vanangu was released on 18.3.1976 in five centres in Chennai they are – Devi Kala, Odeon, Maharani, Krishnaveni and Uma.

 

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Youtube video of Pachai Kilikku song

 

This movie completed hundred days in four centres in Tamil Nadu they are Devi Kala and Maharani in  Chennai, Sangam – Salem and Jupiter – Trichy.

 

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KC Films Uzhaikum Karangal a MGR movie with political undertone was released on 23.5.1976, four centres in Chennai, Santham as 4 shows, Sri Krishna, Uma and Kamala.

 

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Another colour movie that was released in the year 1976 is Ooruku Uzhaipavan. India was under emergency and there was strict censor rules for fight scenes too. The movie had an average run.

 

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Above is the 50th day ad given in Makkal Kural Tamil Evening Newspaper. All the above images were from Makkal Kural Newspaper.

20 October 2012

Diamond Jubilee Of Tamil Nadu Assembly

Sri MGR Year 95, 20th October, Saturday

Tamil Nadu State Government is going to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Tamil Nadu Assembly 1952 to 2012. Tamil Nadu state has so far witnessed 14 General Elections from 1952. Below is the Chief Ministers who ruled from 1952 to 2012.

 

Assembly

Year

Name of the Chief Minister

1st 1952-1957 C.Rajagopalachari
2nd 1957-1962 K.Kamaraj
3rd 1962-1967 K.Kamaraj, M.Bakthavatchalam
4th 1967-1971 C.N.Annadurai, M.Karunanidhi
5th 1971-1976 M.Karunanidhi
6th 1977-1980 M.G.Ramachandran (MGR)
7th 1980-1984 M.G.Ramachandran (MGR)
8th 1984-1988 M.G.Ramachandran (MGR)
9th 1989-1991 M.Karunanidhi
10th 1991-1996 J.Jayalalitha
11th 1996-2001 M.Karunanidhi
12th 2001-2006 J.Jayalalitha
13th 2006- 2011 M.Karunanidhi
14th 2011- till date J.Jayalalitha

 

Times of India had published an article about the Diamond Jubilee giving snippets about 1952 to 2012.

 

MGR was elected as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the first time in 1977 for the 6th Tamil Nadu Assembly election. During 1980 when Indira Gandhi was elected as Prime Minister subsequently she dismissed MGR Government, again MGR came to power in 1980 General Elections with astounding majority a come back unparallel in Election History.

 

1980 Election is different story below is the historical speech of MGR during 1980 Election campaign.

 

With 273 thousand hits.

 

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Below is the short accounts about our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR period i.e. 1977 to 1987 (1988 upto dissolving ADMK rule).

 

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The above image is from MGR peran.com website, the Times of India has published the details with some minor errors.

 

6th Assembly : 1977 –1980

AIADMK came to power and MGR assumed office as CM. The government introduced 69% reservation for backward classes, MBCs, SCs and STs. Karunanidhi moved a no confidence motion against the government, but it was defeated. However, MGR government was dismissed when Indira Gandhi won the 1980 General Election, with DMK as ally.

 

7th Assembly : 1980 – 1984

DMK – Congress alliance couldn’t stop AIADMK from winning with a comfortable majority. MGR’s tenure saw rise of anti - Sri Lankan sentiment following riots against Tamils in the island nation. MGR expanded a pioneering mid-day meal scheme for students in this phase. Following Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination, the House was dissolved and elections were announced in which AIADMK aligned with Congress.

 

8th Assembly : 1984 – 1988

MGR fell ill and was flown to US for treatment. He fought the election from the hospital. V.R.Nedunchezhian was acting CM till MGR returned from the US and took oath. MGR died on December 24, 1987. His wife Janaki Ramachandran succeeded him to become the first woman CM of the state. Following a trust vote, the assembly was dissolved on January 30, 1988. During this period the India – Sri Lanka accord was signed and the Indian peace keeping force dispatched to monitor the peace accord.

19 October 2012

Olivilakku Chennai Release XIV

Sri MGR Year 95, 19th October, Friday

Below is the ad given in today’s Daily Thanthi for the movie Olivilakku. The movie was released couple of weeks back in Anna as 4 shows and Mahalakshmi theater as 3 shows and Mahalakshmi theater screening continued for 3 weeks, now the movie is shifted to Siva Sakthi as 4 shows.

 

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MGR movie Olivilakku combined 4th Week.

 

MGR Devotee Tirupur Ravichandran has informed me that Thanipiravi is being re-released in Coimbatore Delite theater from today onwards.

 

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Above creative image was done by MGR Devotee Tambaram Murali who had a large collection of MGR rare images and he creates breathtaking photos using photoshop, the image above is one such, I had the opportunity to see some of his collections, a sample had appeared in this month Olikirathu Urimaikural Magazine. MGR as Chief Minister and his Personal Assistant as MGR, an idea worth mentioning.

 

Click the above image to enlarge.

17 October 2012

ADMK 40th Year

Sri MGR Year 95, 17th October, Wednesday

Our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR was ousted from DMK on 10th October 1972, when he questioned about the amazed wealth  by DMK members after 1967 election. When MGR raised this question in Thirukazhukundram meeting the DMK authority ousted MGR from the party on 10th October.

 

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Revolutionary Leader waving to his supporters after he was sworn as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu -  July 1977

 

MGR Fans agitated violently for the dismissal of their beloved MGR. MGR toured Tamil Nadu and came to a decision to float a party. October 17th 1972 the day when an Tamil Movie Actor MGR who formed a party "Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam" and turned to be the Greatest, and the ever most Powerful personality in Tamil Nadu, October 17th 1972 transformation of MGR from Puratchi Nadigar to Puratchi Thalaivar. His fans who had unflinching loyalty and obedience without question made their beloved MGR to reach great heights.

 

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ADMK a political party founded by the people and for the people of Tamil Nadu. (Picture from MGR Devotee S.Vinod)

 

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MGR announcing ADMK’s agenda to Doordarshan during 1977 Election (picture given by Mr.Alagarsamy)

 

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Meeting with people

 

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Meeting the Media and explaining why he started a party

 

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MGR’s first term Cabinet Ministers (Picture from MGR Devotee S.Vinod)

 

Our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR was the pioneer to form a Political Party and ruled a State for more than 10 years, 3 terms as the Chief Minister and without any break, a feat unparallel to this day. Many actors followed him of starting a political party but after NTR nobody succeeded.

 

For further reading click the below link.

 

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16 October 2012

Olivilakku Chennai Release XIII

Sri MGR Year 95, 16th October, Tuesday

MGR’s 100th movie Olivilakku was re released three weeks back in Mahalakshmi theater. I have captured some video clips.

 

When MGR was made to drink alcohol, the frame when MGR sips, my heart skipped a beat. What this is MGR movie how there can be such a scene and this is MGR’s 100th one too, his image and everything came to my mind for that second, even though I am aware that this not a real, a movie scene I felt it is not right for MGR.

 

The scene follows by the song a philosophical song “Dhairiyamaga” people was ecstatic on seeing 5 MGR’s in one frame and trick shots without CGI of those days are worth mentioning.

 

Below is the song taken from Mr.Pitchai youtube uploader.

 

 

After the song MGR gives his over coat to the old lady out of benevolence which you can understand from the claps of his fans. After he enters his house, Sowcar Janaki is panicked she trembles, and speaks with her eyes about how to survive from the situation. Lot of close up shots to Sowcar Janaki to show the fear, she is not sure that how MGR will behave to her. There is no close up for MGR to show his feelings (no exaggeration) a medium shot , comes near Sowcar Janaki and pulls the sheet to cover her fully some people clapped for this situation. Even though he is under influence of alcohol his character is not flawed.

 

Below is the video clip of MGR and Sowcar Janaki scene from the movie Olivilakku, for those who want the song and continuing part captured in Mahalakshmi theater you can mail me, so you watch how people enjoyed the movie. Due to copyright problems I am not able to upload songs in youtube. My email id is replytomgr@live.in

 

 

More Videos will follow soon.

14 October 2012

Olivilakku Chennai Release XII

Sri MGR Year 95, 14th October, Sunday

MGR’s 100th movie Olivilakku was re-released two weeks back in Mahalakshmi and Anna Theaters. The response was overwhelming. And the movie has reached 3rd week in Mahalakshmi theater. Below is the ad published in Daily Thanthi digital edition.

 

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Below is the article published in Maalai Malar Chennai edition for the second successful week run of Olivilakku in Mahalakshmi theater.

 

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Click the above image to read.

12 October 2012

Olivilakku Chennai Release XI

Sri MGR Year 95, 12th October, Friday

Gemini Studio’s first colour movie and MGR’s 100th movie Olivilakku is on 3rd successful week in Mahalakshmi, having a capacity of 950+ seats.

 

Below is the poster for the movie.

 

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For the third week the distributor has printed this poster!

 

The collection details in Mahalakshmi theater:

First Week 3 shows with two houseful shows is Rs.1,29,600

Second Week 3 shows with one houseful show is Rs.78,000

 

The above news was forwarded by MGR Devotee Sathya.

 

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The above ad is taken from Maalai Malar Coimbatore Edition the above news forwarded by Yukesh Babu.

 

MGR starrer black and white movie Mahadevi is re-released this week in Royal Theater.

Professor’s Post

Sri MGR Year 95, 12th October, Friday

MGR’s 100th movie Gemini Studios first colour movie Olivilakku reaches 3rd week in Mahalakshmi theater.

 

Professor Selvakumar has written a special article about the re-release and he had forwarded the article to me to publish in our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR Blog.

 

Professor Selvakumar Article:

Our beloved God's film OLI VILAKKU is running 3rd week with crowded audience at Mahalakshmi Theatre.

1st week :  3 shows

2nd week : 3 shows 

3rd week :  2 shows

It is a great achievement for a re-released film (at regular intervals) makes record. Even the newly released movie finds it very difficult crossing 2nd week in these modernistic days between improved technologies and easier availability of DVDs.

Our beloved MGR can create such history in the Tamil Cine Field and thus proves once again that he is the only actor in the world who has repeated audience ever.

 

Below is the Tamil article by him in MGR Devotees Blog.

Click here.

11 October 2012

Coimbatore Movie News October II

Sri MGR Year 95, 11th October, Thursday

MGR Devotee Tirupur Ravichandran has forwarded the movie re-release in Coimbatore this month.

Kovai Velmurugan (Idayarpalayam) last one week Emgeeyar Pictures Adimaipenn was re-released.

Asai Mugam which was re-released in Delite theater previous week had 11 days of screening.

Sangay Muzhangu was re-released for 4 days in Shanmuga.

From tomorrow onwards in Royal Theater Coimbatore MGR and Savithri starrer Mahadevi is going to be re-released.
 

09 October 2012

Olivilakku Chennai Release X

Sri MGR Year 95, 9th October, Tuesday

MGR’s 100th movie Olivilakku was re-released previous week in Anna and Mahalakshmi theaters. The response was overwhelming. And now the movie is continuing his second week run in Mahalakshmi theater.

 

MGR Devotee Sathya had captured many video clips and images. We had already updated a video clip.

 

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There is another video clip showing 7 minutes of MGR Devotees and MGR Fans celebrating the release of Olivilakku on 30th September in Anna theater.

 

Hereafter many videos will not be uploaded in our site and they will be emailed directly for interested persons, If you like to watch the video clip, you know how to contact me.

Olivilakku Chennai Release IX

Sri MGR Year 95, 9th October, Tuesday

Below is the video captured  by MGR Devotee Sathya for the movie Olivilakku which was re-released in Anna theater as 4 shows. This video is taken on Sunday Evening show.

 

Can you hear the dialogues?

 

 

This video is the introduction of our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR in Olivilakku followed by a fight scene between MGR and R.S.Manohar. Though the print was not good the reason that I have uploaded is how people enjoyed watching the movie. The Evening show was housefull.

08 October 2012

Olivilakku Chennai Release VIII

Sri MGR Year 95, 8th October, Monday

MGR’s 100th movie Olivilakku was re-released previous week in two theaters, one in Anna and another is Mahalakshmi. In Anna theater the movie was released as 4 shows. The Sunday evening show was housefull and we have already updated the post with the video.

 

MGR Devotee Sathya has captured some videos from Anna theater on 30th September to share in our MGR Blog. The videos will be uploaded soon and below are some of the images he had captured.

 

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Above images are from Anna theater taken on 30th September Sunday 9.30 pm, after the evening show.

 

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Above image to the left is from Anna Theater same day and same time and to the right is Mahalakshmi theater taken yesterday after evening show.

 

Videos of both the theaters will follow soon.

Ithayakani Director

Sri MGR Year 95, 8th October, Monday

MGR’s favourite director P.Neelakandan’s Assistant Director and the Director of MGR super hit movie Ithayakani, Director A.Jagannathan passed away yesterday in his home town Tirupur.

 

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Mr.Jagannathan native of Tirupur completed his schooling in Tirupur and took up Tamil Literature and studied in Coimbatore Arts College. He joined with Director P.Neelakandan and he was the Assistant Director for many MGR’s movies he even worked as Assistant Director in MGR’s colour movie Padakotti.

 

Later MGR gave him a chance in Sathya Movies Ithayakani which turned into a Super Hit movie of 1975.

 

He breathed his last yesterday and he is survived by one son and two daughters. MGR Devotee Tirupur Ravichandran went and paid his respects and consoled Muthu Arunkumar, A.Jagannathan’s son. The above image was forwarded by Tirupur Ravichandran.

 

We srimgr.com team prays for his soul to rest in peace.

07 October 2012

Coimbatore Movie News October

Sri MGR Year 95, 7th October, Sunday

Two MGR movies are running successfully in Coimbatore. They are Asai Mugam running second week in Delite Theater. Another movie Sungay Muzhangu is re-released this week in Coimbatore Shanmuga as 4 shows.

 

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The news was forwarded by MGR Devotee Tirupur Ravichandran to share in our MGR Blog.

 

The above ad image is from the Maalai malar digital edition. Click the above ad image to enlarge.

Olivilakku Chennai Release VII

Sri MGR Year 95, 7th October, Sunday

Below is the video clips from MGR’s 100th movie Olivilakku. The video clip further goes into the introduction of other characters first the old women and other characters of Muthu’s (MGR) neighbours. Followed by Cho’s introduction.

 

 

(Watch the one take of MGR, Cho conversation scene)

 

When I was editing the video clip I found something odd about MGR and Cho conversation scene, it appeared to me as a single take when I watched again there was 3 shots but on closer observation they have used two cameras and the scene was one take with 3 shots combined.

 

The scene starts from 1.16, there was two cameras one on MGR side mounted on trolley and another on Cho side. When the scene starts the camera on MGR side, first camera,(position A) zooms in on two characters i.e. MGR and Cho, the second camera cuts in with close up of Cho and MGR and now the first camera (moved from the earlier position A to B) cuts in with zooming out, trolleys from MGR and Cho. Since both the actors are drama artist it is simple for them to execute this scene.

 

Other video clips will follow soon.

06 October 2012

Olivilakku Chennai Release VI

Sri MGR Year 95, 6th October, Saturday

I have captured some video clips from the movie Olivilakku, which is  running successfully in Mahalakshmi theater for the 2nd week.

 

This movie is MGR’s 100th movie. There are lot of one liners, one such is when MGR asks Sowcar Janaki to come with him, she hesitates and MGR says நான் கெட்டவன் தான் ஆனா கேவலமானவன் இல்லை. One line, this kind of one liners prevalent in MGR movies.

 

Below is the video of MGR character introduction scene.

 

 

When I watched the movie I felt MGR was looking more handsome, more energetic than other movies.

 

Other videos will be uploaded soon.

05 October 2012

Olivilakku Chennai Release V

Sri MGR Year 95, 5th October, Friday

Today is the 2nd week of Olivilakku in Mahalakshmi theater. The ad was given in Daily Thanthi Chennai Edition. Below is the image.

 

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And above is the image captured by me in Mahalakshmi theater from today’s matinee show.

 

This will be a record for MGR, with this kind of print and blaring audio a movie reaching second week in 900+ capacity theater can only be achieved by our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR. Hats off to his fans for providing such a overwhelming support for the distributor and theater owner.

 

The movie has lot of cuts and the cuts are prevalent in song scenes. The videos will be uploaded soon.

02 October 2012

Olivilakku Chennai Release IV

Sri MGR Year 95, 2nd October Tuesday

MGR’s 100th movie Olivilakku is re-released in Anna and Mahalakshmi theater this week. We have already updated the news in our MGR Blog.

 

On Sunday the celebration of MGR Devotees and Fans was telecasted in Polimer TV. Below is the video showing the devotion of MGR devotees, the Housefull board and interview with Women MGR Fans.

 

 

 

Yesterday I captured some images from Mahalakshmi theater.

 

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Some of the banners kept by MGR Devotees in front of Mahalakshmi theater.

 

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The main banner for the movie release with garlands.

 

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The above pictures were taken yesterday at 1.15 pm.

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