Sri MGR Year 97, 17th August, Sunday
Here is a small list of MGR movie makers, choosen seven among the production houses. The first in the list is AVM Productions their first colour movie is our Makkal Thilagam MGR’s Anbay Vaa. Only one movie they worked with MGR.
Movie name Anbay Vaa released on 14.1.1966 and a box office hit movie.
Devar films produced many movies as MGR in the lead this company holds the record of producing 16 flicks and all the movies are completed in short span of time. The lowest number of days MGR worked in Devar films is 7 days for Mugarasi. Devar films first colour movie in Tamil is Nalla Neram released in 1972.
The movies produced by Devar films are
Thaiku Pin Tharam
Thai Sollai Thatathey
Thayai Katha Thanaiyan
Dharmam Thalai Kakum
Kadhal Vaganam and
Above image, MGR appearing as Lord Murugan in the movie Thanipiravi, this scene comes as a dream sequence.
Emgeeyar Pictures, MGR’s own production company produced 3 magnum hit movies Nadodi Mannan (1958), Adimai Penn (1969) and Ulagam Sutrum Vaaliban (1973).
Under Jayanthi Films MGR acted in only two movies they are Silver Jubilee hit Mattukara Velan (1970) and Raman Thediya Seethai (1972) both are colour movies, a fascinating fact is the costumes used in Raman Thediya Seethai was also used in Ulagam Sutrum Valiban.
B.R.Panthalu teamed with up with our Puratchi Thalaivar MGR to produce and direct evergreen and memorable movie Ayirathil Oruvan and the success of Ayirathil Oruvan, B.R.Panthalu continued with MGR to further produce Black and White movie Nadodi (1966) colour movies Ragasiya Police 115 (1968), Thedi Vantha Maapillai (1970) . Further the producer and Director B.R.Panthalu went up with the project of Maduraiyai Meeta Sundarapandian but unfortunately he died in the middle of the production and MGR took up and completed the movie and as a matter of fact the movie became the final movie (fully completed) of MGR too.
Padmini Pictures first movie with MGR Ayirathil Oruvan was digitally restored and released on March 14th 2014 by Divya Films and now this movie is going to reach 25th week coming this September 4th.
Booking status of Ayirathil Oruvan restored version in Sathyam Studio 5 for 16.8.2014 and below is for 15.8.2014.
MGR’s brother M.G.Chakrapani directed and his son M.G.C.Ramamurthy produced movie Arasakattalai was released in 1967 that is the only production MGR completed with M.G.Chakrapani.
Asia’s largest movie studio Vijaya Vauhini they teamed with MGR and produced two mega hit movies the 1965 Box office grosser Enga Veetu Pillai and box office hit movie Nam Nadu (1969).
The above movie maker logos captured and shared by MGR Devotee Muthaiyan.