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05 March 2014

Navarathinam 37th Year

Sri MGR Year 97, 5th March, Wednesday

Today is the 37th year of MGR movie Navarathinam. The film was first released on 5.3.1977 just 3 months before our MGR became the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.


(Image courtesy Professor Selvakumar)

Navarathinam is written and directed by A.P.Nagarajan his only film with our beloved Leader. MGR name is Thangam and he meets nine girls (nine gems) and helps them in their life problems is the story of Navarathinam. The philosophical song “Ungalil Nam Annavai” is a rare song, the TVs telecasting this movie in India will not show this song. Another rare is Carnatic vocalist Balamuralikrishna lent his voice for two MGR songs.

Uploaded by MGR Devotee Sailesh Basu.

Hindi song from Navarathinam (MGR and Zarina Wahab)


MGR and Sripriya duet song


MGR and Latha duet song


Below are some of the images taken from the cover of Thirai Ulagam, Thirai Seithi and Tamil Newspapers of those days. MGR Devotee Venkat had given me the rare images and paper advertisements pertaining to the movie.

kannantheking's Navarathinam album on Photobucket

Carnatic vocalist Balamuralikrishna song

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