Sri MGR Year 101, 2nd December, Sunday
To curb the progress of MGR’s popularity in cinema during 1970s his adversary Karunanidhi imposed different kind of taxes. One great example is the tax for posters which he imposed during the release of our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR’s directed movie “Ulagam Sutrum Valiban”.
Many of the actor fans know the above stated fact. but they will not mention this bitter truth as many famed actors of those days lost their status.
Kannadasan in 1978 have written an editorial praising MGR’s move on imposing compounding tax for theatres. The above is the editorial on how bad the situation was and how MGR helped the cinema industry back on track.