Sri MGR Year 101, 17th January, Wednesday
Today is the 101st birthday of God of the Poor, Puratchi Thalaivar, Philanthropist and our beloved MGR. As usual all the TV Channels and some of the theatres are showing MGR movies. Let me come to the topic of this post, MGR’s new Avatar:
Most MGR fans know that in 1999 the Hindu gave an article of Pentafour a software company planned to develop a Computer generated MGR and Raj Kapoor lead movie. They went into an extent of MGR’s dental characteristics. But the project was shelved and there is no news about the movie.
Ten years later a promising animated clip of MGR was published in a website, a trailer of new MGR animated movie “Puratchi Thalaivan”.
The website carried the caption “MGR’s first 3D animated Film” The video clip started with the title given to other actors such as Super Star, Supreme Star, Mega Star, Ultimate Star, Little Super Star, Winning Star, Victory Star – The Star of all Stars our MGR. The clipping continued, a red screen on it Tamil words வாழ்ந்தவர் கோடி மறைந்தவர் கோடி மக்கள் மனதில் நிற்பவர் யார்? the screen opens up and MGR emerges, does some Nadodi Mannan style, followed by ship is sailing and MGR shooting an arrow. That ended the clip sadly the animated movie too.
After nine years Isari Velan’s son Isari Ganesh, Vels Film International along with Prabhu Deva Studios has planned to create MGR animated movie titled “Kizhaku Africavil Raju” (Raju in East Africa) the sequel to super duper hit Ulagam Sutrum Vaaliban.
They have shared the invitation and today newspaper carried the advertisement of the movie showing our beloved MGR attired in Police Body armour vest carrying an assault weapon. Further the news about the movie is that they had planned to release it on 17.1.2019 coinciding with MGR’s 102nd birthday.
Next year if all goes well we will be having a double treat of watching the animated movie “Kizhaku Africavil Raju” and Ramana Communications “MGR”.
Below are some of ads published in Daily Thanthi Tamil Newspaper.
MGR – a film on Makkal Thilagam.
Puratchi Thalaivar MGR’s 1965 stupendous hit movie “Enga Veetu Pillai” been digitally converted and release date to be announced.
And one movie with MGR in the title “Enga Sami MGR” (Our God MGR)