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19 July 2018

World MGR Peravai Delegates Conference

Sri MGR Year 101, 19th July, Thursday

CHENNAI: Vivid posters with the image of the late actor-turned-Chief Minister MG Ramachandran (MGR), 100-odd rare and vintage images of the ‘Makkal Thilagam’, his iconic fur cap, glass, watch and his Mark 4 Ambassador car bearing the registration number ‘MGR 4777’ on display, all part of MGR Centenary celebrations, World MGR Peravai Delegates conference, were our initial observations as we entered Vels University in Pallavaram.


Thousands of delegates and MGR followers from across the world had gathered. Raju, an avid MGR ‘devotee’, clad in a vivid yellow pant-shirt and a bright red hat, announced, “MGR is my oxygen!” Talking about his love for his ‘Deivam’ (god) he said, “For all special occasions, I dress like him. It’s his Centenary celebration. We will love him forever.” A 60-something Kannappan caught our eyes. “I have been dressing like ‘thalaivar’ for close to 30 years now. From the fur cap, and dress to the black glass, I make sure everything is perfect. Initially, look-alikes were looked at with awe, now there are too many. So, it’s become a trivial affair,” he sighed.

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Addressing the audience, Saidai Duraisamy said, “This is a special occasion where MGR’s followers from across the globe have come together to celebrate the doyen. He gave so much to the society and we are forever indebted to him.” Concurring, Ishari K Ganesh, founder Chairman and Chancellor of Vels University shared, “MGR was not just a politician… he was a great politician and statesman. He has contributed a lot to the upliftment of the underprivileged and it’s heartwarming that we are here to remember it all.”


The chief guest of the event, Governor of Tamil Nadu, Banwarilal Purohit gushed with praises and good words of the late CM. “The generosity of MGR knew no bounds. He was like Karnan,” he said. A display of traditional performing arts and the launch of the trailer of the MGR’s animation movie ‘Kizhakku Africavil Raju’, were also held.


Info courtesy Bangalore Vinod.

02 July 2018

MGR’s Counter Part I

Sri MGR Year 101, 2nd July, Monday

I was awestruck and at the same time flabbergasted after reading some our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR’s counters in Assembly and as well as in the dais.

Any actor can outsmart his adversaries in the reel life with help of his story writer and dialog writer but in real life?

Here in the above video MGR when he was Chief Minister attended the marriage function of Kumari Anandan’s daughter Tamil Isai Soundarajan. The marriage was presided by the Opposition Leader Karunanidhi and other dignitaries. Before MGR’s speech Karunanidhi took the mike and made his mark. Now MGR had to counter, see for yourself how brilliantly MGR accomplishes his work. MGR advises the couple with simple words and logical approach to life.

24 June 2018

Ads In English Language

Sri MGR Year 101, 24th June, Sunday

We have already posted some our beloved Puratchi Thalaivar MGR starred movies English language ads. Bangalore Vinod had sent me some more to the list. Below you will find the ads.

alibaba  dictator

genova  gulabaghavali

manthiri kumari  maruthanatu ilavarasi

mk  mohini


Note the words “Top picture of the year”.

my  nam

panakari  rajakumari

rajamukthi  rajarajan


The images are screen captured by Vinod.

20 June 2018

World MGR Conference

Sri MGR Year 101, 20th June, Wednesday

For the first time in the History of the world, MGR fans is on the way on conducting a world level conference in Chennai. Murugu Padmanabhan of France MGR Peravai took the initiative.

 world MGR fans conference

The World MGR Conference will be held on 15th July 2018 in Vels University campus, Pallavaram from morning 9 am to night 9 pm. All MGR fans and their family are invited to attend the conference.


While I was writing this post, Mr.Murugu Padmanabhan called and invited me to attend the conference, is it a coincidence! or the work of our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR.

08 June 2018

When Vathiyar Becomes A Lesson

Sri MGR Year 101, 8th June, Friday

Most of us who have studied their SSLC during 80s and late 80s will remember the photo of our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR in the History book. Anybody still have the page?

This post is not about the SSLC history book we have read, this is about Vathiyar our MGR being a lesson in the Tamil tenth book. Vinod from Bangalore have forwarded the MGR lesson to share in our blog.

MGR who studied up to second standard have become a lesson for the students in 10th standard and I came to know that his capacity as a Chief Minister was made into a lesson in MBA studies.


The text book cover

What we should take from MGR’s life is his Perseverance. There are many virtue he has but most of us need is perseverance.


Click the above pages to enlarge.

05 June 2018

Youtube Channel

Sri MGR Year 101, 5th June, Tuesday

Mr.Thangavel who is having a collection of MGR's rare video and speeches have started a youtube channel. Please support him by subscribing to his channel.

The link for subscription.

Subscribe here.

Below are some the videos you can find in his channel.

MGR about the movie Saya.

And also unreleased song from Anna Ne Yen Deivam and Ithu Than En Pathil. 

And also the rarest of rare our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR's interview to BBC Radio (Audio only). The full interview included in the video.

26 May 2018

45 Years of Ulagam Sutrum Vaaliban

Sri MGR Year 101, 26th May, Saturday

11.05.2018 is the 45th year of Emgeeyar Pictures Ulagam Sutrum Valiban. Below is the video telecasted by Jaya Plus.

The video link is forwarded by Vinoth from Bangalore.

In the video you can see some of the images and information were used.

10 May 2018

Beautiful Memories

Sri MGR Year 101, 10th May, Thursday

Down the memory lane article by MGR Devoteee Bangalore Vinod.

நினைத்ததை  முடிப்பவன்    9.5.1975    மலரும்  நினைவுகள் .

1971 ஜூன்  மாதம்   இப்படத்தின்  முழு பக்க விளம்பரம்  வெளிவந்தது . 1971  அக்டோபர்   மாதம்  காஷ்மீரில்  பூ  மழைத்தூவி  பாடலும் , காஷ்மீர்  ஏரியில்  ஒருவர் மீது ஒருவர்  சாய்ந்து  பாடல்  காட்சிகள்  படமாக்கப்பட்டது .

1972ல்   நினைத்ததை  முடிப்பவன்  படம் வெளியாகும்  என்று  எதிர்பார்க்கப்பட்டது .

சில தவிர்க்க  இயலாத காரணங்களால்  படம் 1974 ல் மீண்டும் துரிதமாக படமாக்கப்பட்டு  9.5.1975ல் வெளியாகியது .

Kannai Nambaadhe Video Song

எம்ஜிஆர் வில்லனாக  நடித்தது  குறிப்பிடத்தக்கது .

வில்லன்  நடிகர்கள்  நம்பியார் , அசோகன்  காவல் துறை அதிகாரிகளாக  நடித்தது  புதுமை .

ஊர்வசி  சாரதா  எம்ஜிஆரின்  தங்கையாக  சிறப்பாக  நடித்திருந்தார் .

மெல்லிசை  மன்னரின்  இசையில்  எல்லா பாடல்களும்  சூப்பர் ஹிட் .

படத்தில்  மிக சிறந்த  ரீ -ரெக்கார்டிங்  ஒளிப்பதிவு , எடிட்டிங்  இயக்கம்   அருமை

சென்னை  தேவி பாரடைஸ்  அரங்கில்  தொடர்ந்து  100 காட்சிகளுக்கு மேல்  அரங்கு நிறைந்து  வசூலில் சாதனை .

அன்றைய  ஆளுங்கட்சியின்  அதிகார   வன்முறைகள்; மீறி  மாபெரும் வெற்றி  அடைந்தது .

Oruvar Meethu Song

எம்ஜிஆரின்  மாறு  பட்ட  இரட்டை வேடத்தில் இளமை தோற்றத்தில்  சுறுசுறுப்பாக  நடித்து  ரசிகர்களை  பரவசப்படுத்திய  காவியம் .

படம்  முழுவதும்  கண்ணுக்கு   குளிர்ச்சியாக  செவிக்கு விருந்தாக  மனதை   மயக்கிய படம்  நினைத்ததை  முடிப்பவன் .

1971ல்  நினைத்தார் .

1975ல் நினைத்தை முடிப்பவனாக   திரையில்  தோன்றினார் .

1977ல்  அரசியல்  களத்தில்  தமிழக  முதல்வராக   எம்ஜிஆர் .

உண்மையில்  எம்ஜிஆர்  ஒருவர்  மட்டுமே  ''நினைத்ததை  முடிப்பவர் ''

29 April 2018

Vadannur House

Sri MGR Year 101, 29th April, Sunday

We already posted in January 2017, the images and information about Vadavannur house constructed by our beloved Leader MGR. At that time the building was in dilapidated condition.

The words were out and former Mayor of Chennai Saidai S.Duraisamy have took up the renovation project and donated generously.

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One of my friend Methil Rajan have forwarded the renovation stage of the house to share in our blog.

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The work is in full swing.

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Methil Rajan and his family members in front of the house and before the well with inscription “Sathyavilasam” done by MGR.

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We thank Mr.Rajan for sharing these photos in our blog.

18 April 2018

Breakfast with MGR

Sri MGR Year 101, 18th April, Wednesday

A superb unknown information about MGR’s autobiography which was alluded to be published by Macmillan.


Thirty-six years ago, when I was working with Macmillan India as Branch Editor-South, the early biographies and autobiographies of film stars and celebrities were just emerging in India’s highly conservative book market dominated by imports. Macmillan, the colossus of educational publishing, hesitated before entering this space.

Suddenly, and without any notice at all, the managing director’s office in Bangalore published a fairly lavish book on Sunil Gavaskar. Under pressure to produce something similar, my vice-president, R. Narayanaswamy, who was a friend of a bookish minister of the time, wondered whether we could do a book on Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran.

So little was known about this super-star, the mystery man of Tamil Nadu: a Malayali who had captivated a generation with his light skin, impressive physique and carefully selected roles that showed him as the protector of the poor. He had a talent for comedy too that was never fully exploited by any director because the public yearned for an impossibly grand hero who could make them forget their real-life sorrows.

Delicate enquiries were sent to MGR. And yes, he was open to the idea of a book on himself but wished to narrate it himself. An autobiography? Our dreams took flight and one morning the three of us set off for Ramapuram Gardens on the outskirts of Madras where MGR lived. The Minister, Narayanaswamy, and I.

We drove into the curiously bare compound with a dry fountain in the front of a large ‘garden house’ style building. My memory is a bit hazy but I don’t think there were too many policemen or security personnel around.

Someone met us on the steps of the porch. A large photograph of a woman dressed in traditional Nair mode hung in the verandah over the entrance. “That is MGR’s mother,” whispered the minister as we were led in. “This way,” said a man dressed in dazzling white.

We were shown into a dimly lit room with two air-conditioners and asked to seat ourselves on a U-shaped sofa. It was blazing outside but we were shivering.

In a short while a door opened and in stepped the legend of Tamil cinema: the hope of millions and the man on whose film posters women famously slept. He shifted his dark glasses very slightly to study us. He would not let us stand up, seated himself very quickly and turned to the minister: “Wasani variliya?” (So, Wasani didn’t come?”) Sharad Wasani was managing director of Macmillan and he was supposed to have joined us. The Chief Minister had done his homework!

His voice was both rough and sweet — a peculiar mix. He suppressed a smile at my Tamil and guessed from Narayanaswamy’s accent that he was from Palghat. Some pleasantries were exchanged in Malayalam-Tamil and in English before he stood up saying, “Let’s eat before the idlis go cold.”

He led us to a large but simply furnished dining room. He asked me to sit facing him and waved the minister and Narayanaswamy to the further end of the table. We ended up speaking very loudly to each other. Along with fluffy idlis and appams came sambar and chutneys — and fish curry. He himself had a large glass of buttermilk and dried fish and what looked like pieces of roast chicken. Not a single piece of carbohydrate passed his lips.

“Say something…” he said, and we desperately tried to make conversation. In an attempt to say something complimentary I pointed to his buttermilk and said, “So that is the secret of your complexion?” He stopped eating, tilted his head very slightly, smiled and said something that I cannot record here for posterity, but everyone laughed with relief over the fact that a successful personal exchange had been accomplished.

After breakfast we went back to the dark, freezing room and he said: “Look here… I cannot write but there is a lot I’d like to say. Shall I tape what I remember about my life and will you make that into a book?” As the publishing plan unfolded, he said something I must share. “You know, when I’m faced with a complex problem of government I think of the roles I played and wonder what those characters might have done in a similar situation. It always helps me decide what will benefit the poor.”

He came all the way to the porch to see us off.

Macmillan did not publish the book after all, but the image of MGR as we pulled away from the porch is still clear in my memory — arm raised, eyes screened, and that confident half-smile.

From the pages of The Hindu, article by Mini Krishnan.

15 April 2018


Sri MGR Year 101, 15th April, Sunday

ஒரு சம்பவம் என்பது நேற்று

அது சரித்திரம் என்பது இன்று

அது சாதனை ஆவது நாளை

This is the song from Netru Indru Naalai, like all MGR’s prophetic song this also came true.

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History repeats itself. Emgeeyar Pictures Nadodi Mannan is now 4th week in Albert complex. The above is ads in Tamil daily.


The songs from Ulagam Sutrum Vaaliban done in 4K resolution will be shown during the interval of Nadodi Mannan from 13th onwards. A double treat for MGR fans.


Ayirathil Oruvan is been released this week in Agasthya theatre by Divya Films.

Not only in Chennai in many major cities of Tamil Nadu, MGR digitized movies are released and running successfully.

From Bangalore Vinod

தமிழகமெங்கும் உள்ள  திரை அரங்குகளில்   எம்ஜிஆர்  பழைய படங்களின்  படை எடுப்பு . எம்ஜிஆர்  ரசிகர்களுக்கு  விருந்து
மகிழ்ச்சி  வெள்ளத்தில் விநியோகஸ்தர்கள்  மற்றும்  திரை அரங்கு உரிமையாளர்கள்.

திரை  உலக  வரலாற்றில் பல சரித்திர சாதனைகளை  நிகழ்த்தி வெற்றி மேல் வெற்றி கண்டவர்  எம்ஜிஆர், எம்ஜிஆர்  நடித்துக்கொண்டிருந்த  நேரத்திலும்  அவர்தான்  வசூல்  மன்னன் .
திரை  உலகை விட்டு  அரசியலில் முதல்வராக  இருந்த நேரத்திலும்  எம்ஜிஆர் படங்கள்தான்  பலரையும் வாழ வைத்தது .

எம்ஜிஆர்  மறைந்து  30 வருடங்களாக  எம்ஜிஆர் படங்கள்  தொடர்ந்து   திரை இடப்பட்டு வசூலை வாரி குவித்து கொண்டு  வருகிறது .

எம்ஜிஆர் 101வது  பிறந்த நாள் கொண்டாடி வரும் வேளையில்  எம்ஜிஆர்  ரசிகர்களுக்கு இந்த ஆண்டு  தொடக்கம்  முதல்   விருந்தாக  பழைய படங்கள்  வந்த வண்ணம்  உள்ளது .

13.4.2018  இந்த வாரம் 


நாடோடி மன்னன் -ஆல்பட்டில்  4 வது  வாரம்
ரிக் ஷாகாரன் - ஏ.வி.எம்  ராஜேஸ்வரி   மற்றும் கோபிகிருஷ்ணா
ஆயிரத்தில்  ஒருவன் - அகஸ்தியா
எங்க வீட்டு பிள்ளை - ரெட் ஹில்ஸ்  லட்சுமி
நினைத்ததை  முடிப்பவன் - பிருந்தா


தர்சனா - நினைத்ததை  முடிப்பவன்
ஜோதி - ரகசிய போலீஸ் 115

ரிக் ஷாகாரன்  - சரஸ்வதி

ரத்னா  -  நினைத்ததை  முடிப்பவன்

இன்னும் பல நகரங்களில் எம்ஜிஆர் படங்கள்  ஓடிக்கொண்டிருக்கிறது .

எம்ஜிஆரின்  சக்தி
எம்ஜிஆர்  ரசிகர்களின்  வெற்றி .
என்றென்றும்  எம்ஜிஆர்  ரசிகர்கள்  கொடுத்து வைத்தவர்கள் .

08 April 2018

The Legend Has Returned

Sri MGR Year 101, 8th April, Sunday

Last week our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR movies were re-released in many parts of Tamil Nadu. This week also many of his movies are released in malls and theatres.

The movies listed below with images from the respective theatres.


Enga Veetu Pillai in digital format released in Mahalakshmi theatre from 6th Friday.



Emgeeyar Pictures Nadodi Mannan is in 3rd successful week. The above image is from Daily Thanthi City edition and below that image is from ad previously published in media.


Oriental pictures digitized movie Ninaithathai Mudipavan is been released in AVM Rajeswari and now it is now reaching combined 50th day. Above is ad from today’s Daily Thanthi and below is the poster.


Forever MGR the Legend still rules the Cinema.

01 April 2018

The Legend Is Back

Sri MGR Year 101, 1st April, Sunday

For the past two weeks many MGR movies were released in theatres and as well as in malls.


Emgeeyar Pictures first production Nadodi Mannan was released in 4K resolution in Albert, Bharath regular theatres and malls such as Villivakkam AGS, Velachery Jazz.

Last Sunday I came to know that the movie was nearly full in Albert for the evening show as usual MGR devotees celebrated in a grand manner.

Even a new movie nowadays find difficult for a second week run but our Puratchi Thalaivar directed mega movie Nadodi Mannan is now running successfully 2nd week in Albert.


I had a chance to see the video clipping posted in Facebook by a MGR fan, the print is awesome.

28 March 2018

Gardener A Memoir #1

Sri MGR Year 101, 28th March, Wednesday

First part of MGR’s memorial account written by the blog author and published by Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited has been released this month as a Kindle edition and in paperback.


The above is the Kindle Edition format having a page count of 25 pages.


The image above shows the paperback edition of Gardener A Memoir #1, the paperback edition is not available in India. The paperback edition is sold only in United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, France, United States of America and Japan.

Below are the screen shots from respective countries website.













Paperback edition that I received from the Publisher.


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