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30 November 2013

MGR In Malaysia 1970

Sri MGR Year 96, 30th November, Saturday

Our MGR Blog 100th post for the year 2013. For this special occasion MGR Devotee Sree Sitharan from Malaysia has forwarded some of the images captured by his friends father who is an amateur photographer happened to take some shots of MGR’s visit to Malaysia.

Sree Sitharan’s friend name is Chin Kon Lem and his father name is Late Mr.Lem, (he had a photoshop in Jalan (Road) Tuanku Abdul Rahaman) he is the person who took all the images seen below.

The photos are taken on Tuesday evening of 20.10.1970, Merdeka Stadium or Independence Stadium, Malaysia, Federal Hotel and followed by Kuala Lumpur International Airport (date unknown). Only the photos of Kuala Lumpur International Airport taken during the filming of Lily malaruku kondattam, appears in Ulagam Sutrum Vaaliban movie.

Puratchi Thalaivar MGR has given the speech for couple of minutes in the stadium, maybe one day we will also get the speech information.

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26 November 2013

Title Cards

Sri MGR Year 96, 26th November, Tuesday

Beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR had appeared in 136 films including Avasara Police 100 and Nallathai Nadu Ketkum. Of this 115 movies, MGR was the lead artist. Out of 115 movies 40 are colour.

One of MGR devotees Mr.Muthaiyan forwarded the movie title cards, he had sent more than a hundred title cards. Of these we will be publishing the title cards of MGR colour movies, starting from Alibabavum Narpathu Thirudargalum to Nallathai Nadu Ketkum.

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1. Alibabavum Narpathu Thirudargalum – 1956

2. Nadodi Mannan (Partly colour) – 1958

3. Padagotti – 1964

4. Enga Veetu Pillai – 1965

5. Ayirathil Oruvan - 1965

6. Anbay Vaa – 1966

 

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7. Parakum Pavai – 1966

8. Ragasiya Police 115 – 1968

9. Kudieruntha Koil – 1968

10. Oli Vilakku – 1968

11. Adimai Penn – 1969

12. Nam Nadu – 1969

 

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13. Mattukara Velan – 1970

14. En Annan – 1970

15. Thedi Vantha Maapillai – 1970

16. Engal Thangam – 1970

17. Kumari Kottam – 1971

18. Rickshawkaran – 1971

 

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19. Neerum Nerupum – 1971

20. Sangay Muzhangu – 1972

21. Nalla Neram – 1972

22. Raman Thediya Seethai – 1972

23. Naan Yen Piranthen – 1972

24. Ithaya Veenai – 1972

 

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25. Ulagam Sutrum Vaaliban – 1973

26. Pattikattu Ponnaiah – 1973

27. Netru Indru Nalai – 1974

28. Urimaikural – 1974

29. Sirithu Vazha Vendum –1974

30. Ninaithathai Mudipavan – 1975

 

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31. Nalai Namathey – 1975

32. Ithayakani – 1975

33. Pallandu Vazhga – 1975

34. Neethiku Thalaivanangu – 1976

35. Uzhaikum Karangal – 1976

36. Ooruku Uzhaipavan – 1976

 

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37. Navarathinam – 1977

38. Indru Pol Endrum Vazhga – 1977

39. Meenava Nanban – 1977

40. Maduraiyai Meeta Sundarapandian – 1978

41. Avasara Police 100 – 1990

42. Nallathai Nadu Ketkum – 1990

In the above colour movies list, 6 are historical, double action movies are thirteen. Two times MGR successively gave three double action movies, they are Ulagam Sutrum Vaaliban, Pattikattu Ponnaiah followed  by Netru Indru Nalai. And again MGR repeated this same feat with release of Sirithu Vazha Vendum, Ninaithathai Mudipavan and Nalai Namathey. Three times MGR face appears in the title cards.

 

List of three main MGR heroines in colour movies.

Saroja Devi (most famous lead pair in black and white movies) appeared along with our God in 5 movies, Nadodi Mannan, Padagotti, Enga Veetu Pillai, Anbay Vaa and Parakum Pavai.

Jayalalitha in 14 movies, the list is, Ayirathil Oruvan, Ragasiya Police 115, Kudieruntha Koil, Oli Vilakku, Adimai Penn, Nam Nadu, Mattukara Velan, En Annan, Thedi Vantha Maapillai, Engal Thangam, Kumarikottam, Neerum Nerupum, Raman Thediya Seethai and Pattikattu Ponnaiah.

Latha appeared in 13 movies and all her movies co stared with MGR are colour. The movie list is, Ulagam Sutrum Vaaliban, Netru Indru Nalai, Urimai Kural, Sirithu Vazha Vendum, Ninaithathai Mudipavan, Nalai Namathey, Pallandu Vazhga, Neethiku Thalaivanangu, Uzhaikum Karangal, Navarathinam, Meenava Nanban, Maduraiyai Meeta Sundarapandian and Anna Nee En Deivam (Avasara Police 100).

 

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23 November 2013

MGR Fan

Sri MGR Year 96, 23rd November, Saturday

Here is an email from MGR Fan 53 years old Mr.Jayan from Singapore who is also a regular reader of our MGR Blog he wanted to share his experience and his likeness to our beloved Puratchi Thalaivar MGR. He also given the images of some of his collections.

MGR Fan Jayan, Father name Krishnan.

My name is Jayan and I am born and have been living in Singapore. I was first introduced to MGR thru Adimai Penn when it was released here in 1969. Ever since, I have become a huge MGR fan. Since then, I have watched all MGR films released here. Movies that run for a month are considered a huge success because of the small Tamil film audience here. Nalla Neram, Ulagam Sutrum Valiban ran to packed houses for more than a month in 1972-73. I have also watched Annan's (I call him that) earlier films on VHS tapes and DVDs. My favourite movie is Sirithu Vaazha Vendum. The fast pace of the movie, songs, MGR's dual role impressed me. I can never forget the double MGR fight scene - Annan's entrance whistling a tune, his costume with a cloth flower-like bow at his neck, the exciting fight sequence, and the background music! I had the fortune of meeting Annan when he visited Singapore as Chief Minister. Many fans waited for him on the ground floor of the Housing Development Board office where he was having a meeting in 1978 or 79. As the lift door opened, he greeted everyone with a handshake despite his busy schedule and smiled a warm smile. His hand felt warm and he had a firm grip. I felt his hands for about 2 days and I remember I did not wash that hand for about 1 and half days! A brief but unforgettable moment.

 

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Over the years I have also collected many of Annan's movie records (about 120). I have attached photos of my collection. My most prized possession is a rare long playing record of Ulagam Sutrum Valiban with it's beautiful cover.

 

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His dialogues and song lyrics have taught good life values to me and all MGR fans. The line from the Pallandu Vazhgha song "Ondre Kulam Oruvanay Devan" has become my life philosophy. "Dairiyamaaga Sol Nee Manithan Thaana" from Oli Vilakku has taught me never to drink and smoke. He is truly "Kalaimagan Kalaimagal Punniyamo, Thaikulam Vazhangiya Seethanamo!" (from song 'Minminiyai Kanmaniyai' - Kannan En Kathalan movie). To all MGR fans - continue to spread the warmth and good messages of this wonderful man.

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Ondre Kulam Oruvanay Devan
Jayan Krishnan

21 November 2013

Coming Soon

Sri MGR Year 96, 21st November, Thursday

One of my friends had forwarded some of MGR images that were clicked by a Chinese amateur photographer during our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar visit to Malaysia for the shooting of Ulagam Sutrum Valiban.

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In Malaysia MGR had participated in various function of this the photos from Stadium Meredeka, Kuala Lumpur and Federal Hotel will be posted in our MGR blog as the 100th post for the year 2013. Our Thalaivar has given many poses for this amateur photographer.

All these images were 43 years old and was preserved by my friend. I  thank him for allowing me to post these photos and share this treasure with like minded MGR Fans and Devotees.

Book Review

MGR’s bodyguard K.P.Ramakrishnan son Govindaraj has forwarded two articles one article is the book review done by Newspapers and magazine on MGR book titled Manitha Punither MGR.

The review is posted in Books On Sri MGR. Please click the link below.

Manitha Punither MGR Book Review

17 November 2013

Vengaiyan In Covai

Sri MGR Year 96, 17th November, Sunday

MGR Devotee Tirupur Ravichandran has informed me one week back that Emgeeyar Pictures Adimai Penn is running successfully in Coimbatore Royal.

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Above image shared through Olikirathu Urimaikural magazine network.

The image to your left is the pooja done by MGR Devotees for the banner placed in the theater. Image to the right is the images inside the theater, fans enjoying for the Thai Illamal Naan Illai.

 

Previous week the movie was in 2nd week. For the first week MGR movie collected Rs.1,30,000 and in the 13th day the total collection is Rs.2,05,000.

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Above image is shared by Tirupur Ravichandran for MGR blog. Previously the same movie was released one year back, the craze of MGR movie still lives.

15 November 2013

Golden Jubilee Year Parisu

Sri MGR Year 96, 15th November, Friday

Today 15.11.2013 is the Golden Jubilee Year of MGR movie Parisu, directed by Yoganand, story by Kottarakara, produced by Kottarakara and Yoganand, dialogs by Aroordass, music is by K.V.Mahadevan and lyrics by Kannadasan. The character name of MGR in this movie is Venu and he is a Police Officer.

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A crime takes place in Lakshmi Jewellers and the Police entrusts the case to MGR who goes in disguise as a researcher there he meets Ponni (Savithri) her uncle is M.R.Radha and his boss is the thief M.N.Nambiyar (who disguise as an old man). She has a boat, MGR uses her boat for his investigation. Both fell in love in due course, which was not liked by M.R.Radha who has plan to marry her.

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MGR has a dearest friend, he has a sister Rajasulochana she is in love with the Villain. M.N.Nambiyar plans to kill MGR in his house unfortunately MGR’s friend was stabbed and he asks MGR to look after her sister and dies. MGR comes to know about Rajasulochana’s love and asks Nambiyar to marry but he suggest MGR to first marry his sister who is mentally ill. MGR sacrifices his love of Ponni and marries Nambiyar’s sister (Raghini). MGR comes to know about his wife’s illness and sends doctor to look after. Meanwhile on his investigation MGR comes face to face with the thief and killer Nambiyar in old man get up. He escapes cunningly but both his sister and Rajasulochana came to know Nambiyar is the person who is the criminal. Raghini tries to convey this message to MGR but was locked in her room by her sister in law. MGR fells sick and he is treated by a servant who knows everything about him, Ponni comes to know about the sacrifice done by MGR during the treatment.

Nambiyar plans to change his location and tries to transfer the amazed wealth. Ponni on returning from MGR’s house hears the meeting between her uncle and Nambiyar. Ponni then through the help of Jimmy (Nagesh) asks MGR to visit her secretly, MGR comes to the location but was taken custody by M.R.Radha, MGR was locked in Nambiyar’s hideout.

Meanwhile Raghini somehow escapes from her house and get in touch with Ponni she gives the revolver to her so that her husband escapes from the clutches of Nambiyar, on the way she is killed by M.R.Radha. MGR gets the revolver through Savithri and does the fight and finally Nambiyar gets arrested in the end. After returning from his official duty MGR seeks the hand of Savithri with a present.

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The movie has memorable six tunes sung by TMS and P.Sushila.

1. Aalai Parthu Azhagai parthu – solo song for Savithri

2. Pattu Vanna chittu – solo song for MGR

3. Enna Enna inikkithu – duet song

4. Koonthal karuppu – the famous duet song

5. Ponnulagam nooki – solo song for Raghini

6. Kalamennum Nathinele – solo and sad song for Savithri

The highlight of the movie is the performance of MGR and Savithri, the songs and the climax fight, gun slinging new to Tamil movie of those days. After MGR getting married Savithri gives a present to MGR and Raghini, a locket (having the photo of MGR and Savithri) which MGR already gave as a present to Savithri, the change in MGR’s reaction on seeing the locket in the hand of Raghini, lasts only for a fraction of a second, MGR beautifully conveys his reaction, we have to watch carefully the reaction comes and goes in a flash.

In  my childhood I watched this movie in a theater I remember the stick fight were MGR gets hurt and the blood oozing out of his head, the investigation he does in the shore, MGR in the locked room picking up the revolver from the table and the revolver fight with Nambiyar along with Nagesh (the hilarious part of Nagesh in this movie). In one word Parisu (Present) is a crime thriller of the 1960s era.

Uploaded by RVV MGR in youtube but the picture is with less brightness.

08 November 2013

Seven Eleven

Sri MGR Year 96, 8th November, Friday

MGR Devotee Vinod had informed me about the release of MGR movies in November month and he also pointed out that 3 movies Thai Sollai Thatathey, Nam Nadu and Urimaikural were released on 7th of November.

I found that date and month, seven eleven or eleven seven if we consider month and date is very peculiar and when multiplied it gives 77, the year our beloved Puratchi Thalaivar became the unparalleled, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

 

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All the three movies released on 7th November were super hits. Of this Urimaikural was Silver Jubilee movie.

 

Thai Sollai Thatathey – 7.11.1961

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Nam Nadu – 7.11.1969

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Urimaikural – 7.11.1974

Uploaded by RVV MGR

 

The number 7 played a major role in the life of MGR. Thanks to Vinod for giving an opportunity to write about this post.

04 November 2013

New Organization

Sri MGR Year 96, 4th November, Monday

On 20.10.2013 in MGR resting place a new organization in the name of Aanaithulaga Makkal Thilagam MGR Pothu Nala Sangam was formed to celebrate MGR’s Centenary year, to spread the name of our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR to the next generation and to provide the support and care to the poor. As usual MGR devotees performed the pooja before the tomb and named the organization.

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Sweets were distributed to the people who came to the resting place.

 

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As part of the initial help, the organization will visit MGR studied school, Aanaiadi School, Kumbhakonam on 17.11.2013 and will provide help to the needy, the benevolent help will be provided by S.Murthy, Saidapet.

The organization will continue to provide help and support to the needy, and they will select twelve schools and orphanages and provide their support round the year.

Below are the persons who had extended their hands in support of the organization.

S.Murthy, Saidapet, MGR Grandson MGCB Pradeep (General Activities), Mekala Chitravel (Author) Mary Madam, M.S.Manian, R.Elangovan, R.Sekar, S.Rajendran, C.Nandakumar, M.Kumar, Minnal Priyan, R.Kumar, V.Krishnamurthy, T.Nagar Ramesh, K.K.Nagar Rajan, Karate Shanmuga Raja, Viswanathan, M.Devaraj, M.G.R.Ramalingam, M.G.R.Chandran, M.G.R.Natraj, Video V.S.Logu, Otteri Solomon, S.Citrarasu, V.Thangavel, Sooriya Films Neelakandan, ESI Thiyagarajan, Padmanaphan, Athinathan, Sethuraman, N.Gajapathirao, R.Ragu, Sailesh Basu (UAE) and MGR Roop.

MGR fans from Tamil Nadu, Pondichery, Bangalore, Singapore and Malaysia had already joined this organization. Willing persons can join the organization through email with attaching their passport size photo. The email id is urimaikural.88@gmail.com

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