MGR fans club have been from 1950. The growth of MGR Fans club did not end when MGR became Chief Minister still MGR Fans club are conducting functions all over Tamil Nadu.
Makkal Thilagam MGR Pothunala Mandram Trichy District – MGR Fans meeting veteran actor and the then Minister in MGR Cabinet Trichi Soundarrajan.
Some of the present day Fans Club of MGR are Kalaiventhan MGR Bakthargal (from 1982) Makkal Thilagam MGR Pothunala Mandram (Chennai, Nellai, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Trichy, Madurai etc.) MGR Baktha Pasarai and Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR Bakthargal.
These are self funded organizations aimed to promote and carry on the works done by MGR.
These organizations not only participate in garlanding and distributing sweets during MGR movies re-release but also perform Annadanam, help the poor children by distributing Books, pens and donating for medical help.
All the members of MGR Organizations age group is from 35 to 45. But most of the members are around 25 and some are not born when MGR was alive. Most of the young blood have not seen MGR in person.
The above MGR cut out is placed in a Bangalore theatre in 1990 during the release of MGR movie “Avasara Police 100” formerly “Anna Nee En Deivam”.
This is for the re-release of MGR movie “Kudieruntha Kovil” in May 1986. Watch how tall is the cut out and the size of the garland.
Images forwarded by member of MGR Foundations and Editor of Urimai Kural Magazine B.S.Raju.