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Vettaikaran Golden Jubilee

Golden Jubilee Padagotti

22 August 2015

Golden Jubilee MGR Movies - II

Sri MGR Year 98, 22nd August, Saturday

Continuation to the post about MGR movies which celebrated 50 years and that have been published as a special post in

Earlier post include movies Nadodi Mannan (1958), Thirudathey (1961), Thai Sollai Thatathey (1961) and Thaiyai Katha Thanayan (1962).

The fifth of the series for the golden jubilee year is Panathottam a black and white movie, released in the year 1963. Director K.Shankar’s first venture with MGR.

Movie Name : Panathottam

Date of Release : 11.01.1963

Production : Saravana Films

Direction : K.Shankar

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The sixth instalment to the 50 years celebration is none other than Mekala Pictures Kanchi Thalaivan. Our Puratchi Thalaivar took the incarnation of Narasimha Pallavan on screen. In the title MGR is shown as M.G.Ramachandran, M.L.C., for the first and last time. This movie is a treat for historical fans especially for Pallavan dynasty.

Movie Name : Kanchi Thalaivan

Date of Release : 26.10.1963

Production : Mekala Pictures

Direction : Kasilingam 


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The seventh of the series is Gowri Pictures Parisu, a crime thriller, directed by Yoganand. MGR as police officer investigates a grand theft in jewellery store who then undergoes in disguise and stays in the village as a researcher. One of the highlight of the movie is the climax scene, MGR outwits Nambiyar in a revolver fight.

Movie Name : Parisu

Date of Release : 15.11.1963

Production : Gowri Pictures

Direction : D.Yoganand


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The eighth part of the series that was covered for MGR movies celebrating golden jubilee is Vettaikaran, the box office success and the second highest grossing MGR movie in 1964. MGR cladded in tight fitting cowboy costume, faster drawing of gun from his belt and mesmerizing songs are highlight of the movie.

Movie Name : Vettaikaran

Date of Release : 14.01.1964

Production : Devar Films

Direction : M.A.Thirumugam

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The ninth movie that was published in for the series of Golden jubilee celebration is colour movie Padagotti. I have written the posts in two parts (still third part has to be written). Our Puratchi Thalaivar MGR as a fisherman who tries to unite two hamlets forms the story.

Movie Name : Padagotti

Date of Release : 03.11.1964

Production : Saravana Films

Direction : T.Prakashrao


Part Two Of the Post

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