Sri MGR Year 98, 30th January, Friday
On the eve of our Puratchi Thalaivar MGR birthday Vijay TV telecasted a special programme titled Mannathi Mannan MGR (King of Kings MGR). MGR fans and devotees participated in the programme apart from the VIPs. The show was beautifully presented and the set looked like from a MGR movie.
The programme was hosted by Gopinath. The special program started with MGR’s speech about Makkal Atchi recorded for election speech in Doordarshan during 1977 period. The speech itself impacted the MGR devotees, the core subject of that speech provoked tears to many.
A part of the crowd who participated in the special programme.
The program was shot for 5 hours and edited to one hour and thirty minutes. As aptly Gopinath mentions in the end that this is only one slice of the Legend.
The program was hosted with chief guest such as B.R.Panthalu’s daughter B.R.Vijayalakshmi, Devar Films Thiyagarajan, Vellore Institute of Technology Founder and Chancellor Viswanathan, Sathya Bhama University MD Maria alias Azhagu Nila, Music Director Sankar Ganesh, Actor Mohan Ram, Director Karu Palaniappan, IAS – Gnana Rajasekaran and Ithayakani Editor Vijayan.
All the chief guests narrated from their life about our Puratchi Thalaivar humane nature the soul stirring incidents told by B.R.Vijayalakshmi and Sankar Ganesh took the limelight. Most of the participants and the chief guests mentioned MGR as God.
Music Director (Sankar) Ganesh emotionally points to MGR image telling the audience that MGR saved his life after the bomb blast and feel that Mannathi Mannan MGR is GOD.
A MGR devotee narrating the incident that happened to her for taking cinema ticket for Mattukara Velan. Needless to say many persons shed their tears.
MGR Devotee Kalaivanan who constructed MGR temple in Nathamedu.
Professor and Aeronautical HOD Ilangovan, M Tech Gold medalist, telling Gopinath how MGR helped the people of Danushkodi aftermath of the super cyclone. And also pointed out that those days MGR fans very termed as illiterate people and he wished to change it.
During the end they showed rare black and white video clippings some are given below it has MGR returning to Tamil Nadu after receiving Bharath Award, MGR in the Assembly, MGR with press reporters, MGR with NTR, MGR with the then President of India Gyani Zail Singh etc.
To know more about Mannathi Mannan MGR Video, click the below image.
Due to demand and more comments in youtube Vijay TV (view count to this day 58,023) again telecasted with small change on January 26th.