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14 February 2013

Directors III

Sri MGR Year 96, 14th February, Thursday

The third installment of Directors series follows with M.A.Thirumugam who have directed 16 movies of MGR starrer.


M.A.Thirumugam brother of Chinnappa Devar who also had the skill of editing assisted his brother in Devar films productions.

All the movies MGR acted in Devar films are all directed by M.A.Thirumugam.


The list is given below:

S.No. Name of the Movie Date of Release
01 Thaiku Pin Tharam 21.09.1956
02 Thai Sollai Thatathey 07.11.1961
03 Thaiyai Katha Thanaiyan 13.04.1962
04 Kudumba Thalaivan 15.08.1962
05 Dharmam Thalaikakum 22.02.1963
06 Neethiku Pin Pasam 15.08.1963
07 Vettaikaran 14.01.1964
08 Thozhilali 25.09.1964
09 Kannithai 10.09.1965
10 Mugarasi 18.02.1966
11 Thanipiravi 16.09.1966
12 Thaiku Thalai Magan 13.01.1967
13 Vivasayee 01.11.1967
14 Ther Thiruvizha 23.02.1968
15 Kadhal Vaganam 21.10.1968
16 Nalla Neram 10.03.1972


First movie of Devar Films, Thaiku Pin Tharam was released on 21.9.1956 and it become the super hit movie of the year.


1_thaikupintharam   2_thai_sollai_thathay


After the release of Thaiku Pin Tharam MGR and the Producer had some misunderstanding and they not worked together. After some years both friends opened their heart and gave hit movies in 1960s to first phase of 70s. After five years second movie Thai Sollai Thatathey was released and became a hit movie.


Below are the movie ads of Devar Films banner directed by M.A.Thirumugam.


3_thayai_katha_thanayan   4_kudumba_thalaivan


5_dharmam_thalai_kakkum   6_neethikupinpasam


In Dharmam Thalaikakum MGR acted as a Doctor, in Neethikupin pasam MGR role is lawyer and in Thaiyaikatha Thanaiyan and Vettaikaran MGR acted as a Hunter.


7_vettaikaran   8_thozhilali


Thozhilali is a story about rags to riches.


9_kannithai   10_mugarasi


Kannithai directed by M.A.Thirumugam is first movie of MGR and Jayalalitha combo to appear in Devar films. They acted together in six movies out of 16 movies.


11_thanipiravi   12_thaiku_thalaimagan


Thaiku Thalaimagan was released on the next day of MGR was shot and he was recuperating in the hospital.


13_vivasayi   14_therthiruvizha


15_kadhalvaganam   16_nalla_neram


First colour movie of Devar films is Nalla Neram directed by M.A.Thirumugam. He is also the director for Hindi version Haathi Meera Sathi with Rajesh Khanna in the lead.



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