Sri MGR Year 100, 8th June, Thursday
Presently, I had an opportunity to watch one program in Vijay TV it is spoof of our Puratchi Thalaivar MGR's scintillating action movie Ayirathil Oruvan, and one of the judges is Baghyaraj.
The centre stage has a ship and in the background a large screen showing some dazzling backgrounds. As a fan I was not satisfied on the portrayal of Manimaran on screen by a boy. One instance, after Manimaran consenting to be a pirate, the boy while leaving the scene calls his comrades as "adimaigale"! (slaves) what? ridiculous isn't it. The whole concept of Manimaran character falls. But considering the age and how well he should known the background of our Thalaivar, we can pardon. The boy tried to imitate the post 1967 tone of MGR, he tried his best in showing MGR antics of Marthandan character from Nadodi Mannan.
Apart from such mistakes we have to appreciate him for his performance and we have to take into consideration that his parents who are born a couple of decades after that movie, the remarkable image, the embodiment of MGR which imbibed in his young mind. Moreover they have already spoofed many movies and their heros which were all a pure mockery, this one stands apart. As one of the judge mentioned that representing MGR who is God to many is a very dangerous one.
As part of MGR's centenary celebration MGR starrer 7 movies are re-released in Coimbatore this week the image is given above. The news is shared by MGR Devotee Yukesh Babu.