There is myth about the success of Oli Vilakku movie stated to be the 100th movie of MGR, here is the proof.
Below is the Newspaper ad about the completion of 100 days in theatres such as Maduari Meenatchi, Trichy – Raja, Kumbakonam (Kudanthai) – Vijayalakshmi.
So what about Capital city Madras (Chennai) below is the paper cut of 14th week completion in Broadway. Comes to 98 days. What happened to the last 2 days, why the movie was lifted?
Below is another paper cut showing the crowd on the 105th successful houseful shows in Madurai Meenatchi.
Neethiku Thalaivanangu is another such movie which was said unsuccessful. MGR acted as an College student having passion for fast driving without his knowledge he knocks down 2nd heroes brother and how MGR becomes the family guardian of the deceased is the rest of the story.
Below is the paper cutting from Thennagam dated 15.4.1976, the movie was released on 18.3.1976 in 5 centers in Madras they are(1) Devikala (2) Maharani (3) Uma (4) Krishnaveni (5) Odeon
This is the Box Office Collection Record for 28 days.
3,10,940 people watched this movie and
Box Office collection is 6,51,325.50 this is only for Madras city for 28 days.
Devikala – 106 days – 2,88,905.55
Maharani – 100 days – 4,24,794.50
Uma – 77 days – 2,68,749.35
Krishnaveni – 70 days – NA
Odeon – 36 days – NA
In 1993 Ayirathil Oruvan was re-released in two theatres in Srilanka, the movie reached 52 days records unparallel for re-released the two theatres are Themattakodai – Samantha and Nuvaraliya – Fairland.
Records provided by B.S.Raj, Editor, Urimaikural, S.Kumar, Madurai, Sathya and Ma.Ki.Venkat for the Box Office collection records.