Sri MGR Year 98, 5th April, Sunday
This post is about the Cinematographers who have worked with our Puratchi Thalaivar MGR. One of the good cameramen V.Ramamurthy had written an article on working with MGR movies. Below is the article that had appeared in Dina Malar Sunday edition Varamalar dated 30th July 2000.
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V.Ramamurthy had worked in Emgeeyar Pictures magnum opus movies Adimai Penn and Ulagam Sutrum Vaaliban. The above article is the 3rd part of cameraman’s experience with MGR.
He had said that MGR had worked very hard for Ulagam Sutrum Vaaliban. Especially the scenes shot in Hong Kong. The song scene is Thanga Thoniyile, MGR and Chandrakala are on the boat which circles the Hong Kong waters. Near the shore is the Hong Kong airport during the shooting MGR got an idea of including the landing of the plane with the song. They tried for many hours and MGR with great dedication shot the scene.
The scene is sliced and given as film strip click the above image
Another scene Ramamurthy describes is when MGR, Chandrakala and Nagesh catches a taxi in the airport while an airplane (probably Malaysian Airlines) hovers over the airport for landing while the taxi exit.
MGR, Chandrakala and Nagesh coming out of the Hong Kong International Airport
The duet song Thanga Thoniyile.
In the final lines of the article, Ramamurthy mentions that MGR planned to shot climax scene using five cameras in a mirror room for that glasses of various sizes were fixed but MGR never shot the scene, he further says the scene should have become the highlight of movie.