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11 November 2018

Liyakath Alikhan On MGR

Sri MGR Year 101, 11th November, Sunday

A year back Win TV has telecasted a special program on the eve of our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR’s centenary. The duration of the video is 52 minutes long.

In it, the guest Liyakath Alikhan with his commendable Tamil knowledge has touched the main qualities of MGR. Makkal Thilagam MGR’s belief in God, his philanthropy, his attitude towards the common people, his love to mother etc.

Liyakath Alikhan explanation of revolution done by MGR to politics and cinema, his presence during the unveiling of ADMK flag on 21st October 1972 all are well explained in the above video.

30 October 2018

MGR’s Ancestry

Sri MGR Year 101, 30th October, Tuesday

Below is the video clip of Thirunavukarasar, one of the Minister in Puratchi Thalaivar MGR regime. A 5 minute video explaining 3 significant features of beloved Leader.

He mentions about Prince Charles visit to Chennai December 1980 and his meeting with MGR.

20 October 2018

Puratchi Thalaivar Dr MGR Perunthu Nilayam

Sri MGR Year 101, 20th October, Saturday

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E.Palanisamy during  Puratchi Thalaivar’s 100th year valedictory function announced that the Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus will be named as “Puratchi Thalaivar Dr.MGR Perunthu Nilayam”.

The DMK chief Stalin was against such a move and he told to media persons that it is like a person naming someone else’s child and continued as his party DMK was instrumental in the construction of the bus terminus.

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Image courtesy Indian Express

I was astonished as my house was near to Koyambedu, in those days when I was in 7th standard I came to know that the fruit market and bus stand will be shifted from Broadway to Koyambedu and father used to tell me that the traffic will be heavier and I should be careful in crossing the road. I still remember that. Unfortunately no ministers or ADMK party members objected to Stalin’s unauthenticated baseless allegation.

Later that day, the then Chennai Mayor Saidai Duraisamy countered Stalin’s statement with authenticated proof from the Government files.

Below is the reply of Saidai Duraisamy to Stalin.

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The file size is 3 MB. Click the above image to enlarge.

And the report from the Government archives about MGR’s idea of shifting Fruit market and mofussil bus terminus to Koyambedu.

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Click the above image to enlarge. File size is 3 MB.

05 October 2018

Vaiko Shares His Thoughts On MGR

Sri MGR Year 101, 5th October, Friday

Caution : See this video privately

The General Secretary of MDMK had conducted our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR’s Centenary last year. I had the chance to see the video of his speech, quoting MGR’s unique character, his movies, his politics, how he helped others etc.

The 39 minute below video will make us shed tears for some instances he had quoted.  Vaiko had spoken the last 10 minutes extensively about MGR’s help to Tamil Elam movement.



The above video was uploaded by Tamil Galatta in Youtube.

01 October 2018

MGR App

Sri MGR Year 101, 1st October, Monday

And finally one app for our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR was released on 28th September 2018 by AIADMK. The app was released yesterday on the final day of MGR’s Centenary celebration held in Chennai.

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MGR App

About the App:

The app works only in Android phones with operating system 4.0 and above. The size of the app is 2.2 MB and the version is 2.0.

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The App opens with an image of smiling MGR. The screen then shows the 6 buttons.

First button is for the History

Second button is for Achievements

Third button is for Books of MGR

Fourth button is for Videos

Fifth button is for Gallery

Sixth button is for Creator

At present the Video section does not have any videos.

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In the book section we can see some of the rare titles that were released in end of 1970s and early 1980s.


From the Google Play store description.

THE LEGEND, ONE AND ONLY PEOPLES LEADER FOREVER


Marudur Gopalan Ramachandran (17 January 1917 – 24 December 1987), popularly known as M. G. R., was an Indian actor, filmmaker and politician who served as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for ten years between 1977 and 1987. He is a cultural icon in the state and is regarded as one of the most influential actors of the Tamil film industry.He was popularly known as "Makkal Thilagam" (People's King) as he was popular with the masses.He was a philanthropist and a humanitarian icon.

Most MGR fans have smart phone and they are all android phones. Below is the link for download.


Android App for MGR

Download link

16 September 2018

MGR On Language Issue

Sri MGR Year 101, 16th September, Sunday

“The language policy cannot be implemented by laws and threats, it needs a human approach”

After assuming office of the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR continued two language formula. Below are some points he voiced as the ruler of the state.

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  • Tamil Nadu is implementing the national policy on language but this is not being done in other states.
  • Bihar wants only one language, not the three-language formula accepted by all. Such an attitude will not help in maintaining the unity and integrity of the country.
  • The Tamil Nadu government is committed to the two-language formula - Tamil for administration in the State and English as the link language. 
  • My party will be second to none in championing the cause of Tamil.
  • The Tamil Nadu government will earnestly consider compensating those who suffered during the anti-Hindi agitations.
  • The language policy cannot be implemented by laws and threats, it needs a human approach. No government can impose any language on the people.
  • Efficiency in administration should be the main criteria for the language policy.
  • The administration of our Tamil Nadu State has not suffered so far because of the absence of Hindi.
  • The language chosen should depend not on the majority of people who speak it but on the majority of administrators using it. English is known to all administrators and in my opinion it is the majority language.
  • Linking language with employment opportunities is like propagating a British idea.
  • Hindi is not used in administration.

11 September 2018

A Fitting Reply

Sri MGR Year 101, 11th September, Tuesday

Two weeks back an article was published in Tughlaq Tamil magazine, in that a reporter mentioned that Bharat Rathna should not be awarded to our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR and it was a terrible mistake.

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The article created depression for MGR fans and some fans retaliated in their Facebook status.  A fitting reply was given by former Chennai Mayor Saidai Duraisamy. And the same was published in Tughlaq magazine dated 5th September 2018.

Please click the above image to read the reply of Saidai Duraisamy.

25 August 2018

Kindle Edition

Sri MGR Year 101, 25th August, Saturday

Couple of years back when E Book started to take over the print books in sales I eagerly searched for MGR books. Then I came to know that not even one MGR book title is available in digital format.

Then I planned to publish my blog posts into book, I have now published four books in digital format and also in print book, all are published by Amazon Asia Pacific Holdings Limited. Unfortunate thing is that digital edition that is Kindle edition is available to download in India and worldwide, but print book is only available in France, UK and US.

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Recently Puratchi Thalaivar MGR book titled Manitha Punithar MGR authored by MGR’s bodyguard K.P.Ramakrishnan is now available for download in Kindle edition at the rate of Rs.95.58. To read kindle edition books all we need is a smart phone or tablet with kindle app.

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Click the above image to download Tamil Book “Manitha Punithar MGR” by K.P.Ramakrishnan.


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Click the above image to download “Makkal Thilagam MGR Pagam 01” Tamil book by MGR’s Grandson MGCB Pradeep.


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Click the above image to download English Book “Gardener A Memoir Book 1 and 2” by the blog author.

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Click the above image to download English Book “A Close Encounter with God” by the blog author.

05 August 2018

MGR Car

Sri MGR Year 101, 5th August, Sunday

For the past 12 years Madras Heritage Motoring Club have conducted an exhibition on old cars. This year the exhibition will be held in Ramachandra Convention Centre, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai.

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This year as usual the Dodge Kingsway 1957 model car with number MSX 3157 used by our beloved Leader MGR is also exhibited.

Click the above image to know more about Dodge Kingsway 1957.

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.

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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.”

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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.

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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

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Note the words “Top picture of the year”.


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panakari  rajakumari

rajamukthi  rajarajan

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 srimgr.com 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 .

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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 .

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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.

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