Sri MGR Year 96, 22nd December, Sunday
Yesterday Devar Films, 1964 super hit movie and our Puratchi Thalaivar starrer Vettaikaran was telecasted in Murasu TV. The print quality was excellent and they relayed without any cut, a pleasant evening to rejoice the movie.
Vettaikaran was released on 14.1.1964 all over South and the movie was a grand success. MGR appeared in cowboy costume though not a western movie. MGR as hunter and so the title “Vettaikaran” (Hunter).
In all of his movies MGR acted energetically but in this movie his energy level is quite higher, he was very active and played as a rough action hero. The costumes a’ la unique MGR style costumes, tight fit. MGR looks very handsome and every frame he appears mesmerizes us by his charm and bewitching smile.
Gun slinging style is entirely different from other western movies MGR shows his own style. Below is the gun slinging style I was able to capture without much blur.
M.R.Radha performs as MGR’s Father in law, supporting role and no villain role, as usual Nambiyar is the villain but makes us believe that he has a brother which was revealed later that both the persons are same. Asokan does a brief cameo.
Nagesh in lighter role supported by Manorama and MGR’s Mother is M.V.Rajamma. From Devar films payroll Savithri acted instead of usual Heroin Sarojadevi, she does her role with absolute ease.
To know how fast is MGR’s movement in this movie during the action scene, (I had given one image to the left, the image below MGR getting out of the Jeep) fight with Devar the producer of the movie, MGR appears totally blur looks like he is out from an action comic strip, but we can clearly see Devar, that was one of MGR’s fastest move, even the camera cannot capture his fastness.
The movie has beautiful songs the first song “Unnai Arinthal” a MGR philosophical song nicely pictured and some shots looks candid. Other songs are Kannanukku yethanai Koilo, Manjal mugame, Katha nayagan kathai, Methuva Methuva thodalama and one sad song Velli Nila.
Coming 2014 is the Golden Jubilee year of Vettaikaran movie. A separate post will be updated on 14th January.