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30 June 2009

Mega Release of Adimai Penn VI

Adimai Penn enters 4th Week in Salem Alankar.

Below is the epaper edition of Maalai Malar. Forwarded by MGR Devotee Yukesh Babu.

4th Week in Salem

25 June 2009

Golden Jubilee Function

I am happy to say that various MGR fans Association, Urimaikural Magazine and team will organize a function for our devoted Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR on completing 50 years of memorable movies such as Mallai Kallan, Madurai Veeran, Alibabavum Narpathu Thirudargalum etc. and also Nadodi Mannan (Golden Jubilee year). Though this function was planned to be conducted in the year 2008, that did not happen due to various reasons.

All are Welcome; You (with family) are invited for the Grand function to be held in Chennai Rani Seethai Hall on August 16th 2009.

No tickets, ADMISSION FREE, first come first served basis. Out station MGR Fans are requested to inform us earlier about your participation.

Please contact by email:

21 June 2009

Mega Release of Adimai Penn V

Successful Third week in Salem Alankar. Below is the Ads given in Daily Thanthi in Pondicherry and Chennai edition.

This is for Chennai Edition.

Adimai Penn released in Sri Brinda this week as 4 shows. I thought the timing was 6.30 as usual but the movie time was 6.15. I was late this time also. I only heard whistles whenever the door opened and got a glimpse of First MGR fighting with Asokan over the net.

Two wheeler parking was almost full. I saw families entering the cinema hall even after 6.40 p.m.

These are the two cut outs placed outside the theater.

Yesterday it was raining, is it coincidence that whenever MGR acted movie Adimai Penn is re-released a shower is expected this time rain in midst of Summer.

16 June 2009

Sirkazhi 16.6.1959

Every one of us know that MGR had 3 major set backs, two almost took his life. These 3 set backs did not hampered his career but instead the effect inversely catapulted MGR to higher positions.

The two life threats that happened, one when MGR fell sick in 5.10.1984 when he was the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, second when he was shot by his fellow actor M.R.Radha in 12.1.1967. Third was the famous drama accident happened in Sirkazhi somewhere between 1958 to 1959 and the date was unknown.

One and half years before when I writing the drama life of MGR in our blog I was searching for the exact date of the accident, searched all the books I had, enquired all my friends but all they said was the year is 1959 after MGR received the Gold sword in Madurai Thamukam Grounds. In the mean time I got one paper cut of Thirai Thendral from Yukesh Babu where MGR himself narrating the incident in a brief manner but no mention about the date.

I enquired many MGR fans and MGR admirers but there was no improvement in my search I lost interest and turned my attention to other details.

Last week I was browsing through the chapters of MGR Bio graphy "Nan En Pirathan" suddenly my hand stopped in chapter 104, I saw the date written in tamil words and read further it was the date of Drama accident of MGR. Why did I looked at the book? and why did my hands stopped at that particular page? I cant answer these questions but I was happy with the result because I got the date 16.6.1959.

Below is the extract from MGR Biography Nan Enn Piranthan Chapter 104

நான் ஏன் பிறந்தேன்? 104
அவள் ஆத்மாவிற்குச் சிறிது ஆறுதல்
பக்கம் 87, 3வது பாரா

ஆயிரத்து தொள்ளாயிரத்து ஐம்பத்தொன்பதாம் ஆண்டு ஜுன் மாதம் பதினாறாம் தேதி சீர்காழியில் இன்பக் கனவு நாடகத்தில் நடித்துக் கொணடிருந்தபோது எனது இடது கால் முறிந்தது. சென்னைக்கு கொண்டு வரப்பட்டேன்.

And the extract from Thirai Thendral 1959.

நிருபர் - ......... பழையபடி நடிக்கத் தொடங்க வேண்டும் என்பது பல்லாயிரவர்களது பிரார்த்தனை அதற்கு பகவான் கிருபை செய்யட்டும்.

எம்.ஜி.ஆர் - நான் என் தாயாரை உண்மையிலே வணங்குவதன் பலன், எனக்கு வந்த பெரியதொரு விபத்து இவ்வளவோடு போயிற்று என்று நினைக்கிறேன். உங்களை போன்ற நல்லன்பர்களது நல்லெண்ணமும் எனக்கு சீக்கிரமே எல்லாம் சரியாவதற்கு உதவி வருகிறது.

....... நான் மட்டும் அப்பொழுது மனந்தளர்ந்திருந்தால், விபத்து மிகப் பெரியதாக ஆகியிருக்கும். ஒரு ஆளைத்தாக்கிக் கீழே தள்ளிவிட்டேன். அவன் உடனே எழுந்து உள்ளே ஒடியிருக்கலாம் ஓடவில்லை. சுமார் 250 பவுண்டு குண்டுமணியை என் முதுகு மீது தூக்கிக்கொணடு விட்டேன். அப்படியே பின்னால் ஒரு அடி வைத்தேன. கீழே கிடக்கும் ஆள் மீது கால் தட்டிற்று, அப்படியே முதுகு மீதுள்ள கனத்தோடு மல்லாக்காக விழுந்திருந்தால நிச்சயமாக விலா எலும்பகளும், முதுகு எலும்பும் முறிந்தே போயிருக்கும். சட்டென்று அப்படியே உட்கார்ந்தேன். குஸ்தி சாஸ்திரப்படி, சப்பணம் கட்டிக் கொண்டு அமர்ந்தேன். இடது கால், வலது கால் மீது தாங்கி சாய்ந்து இருந்தது. கணத்தை முன்னால் உதிர்த்தேன். நான் வைத்த குறிதவறி, குண்டுமணி என் இடதுகால் மீது விழுந்தார். என்னமோ களூக் என்றது சரி ஆபத்து வந்தது என்று நிச்சயித்தேன்.

போடு திரையை என்றேன். கொண்டா மேல் துண்டை என்றேன். ஏதோ ஒரு சக்தி எனக்கு மனோ தைரியத்தை அப்பொழுது அளித்தது. நானே என் காலைத் தொட்டு பார்த்தால் தொய்வு ஏற்பட்ட மாதிரி இருந்தது. எனக்குத் தெரிந்தவரை காலை ஒழுங்காக வைத்து, துண்டைவாங்கி, ஊனம் ஏற்பட்டதாகத் தோன்றிய பகுதி மீது இறுகக் கட்டினேன். மெத்தை தலையணையைக் கொண்டுவரச் சொன்னனேன். அதன் மீது சாய்ந்தேன். கொண்டு வரச் சொல்லு காரை மெட்ராஸுக்கு போக வேண்டும் ஜனங்க்ளிடம சொல்லச் சொல்லு, மேற்கொண்டு நாடகம் நடத்துவதற்கில்லை என்று எல்லோரையும் போகச் சொல்லு மறுமுறை வந்து இதே நாடகத்தை நடத்திக் தருகிறேன் என்றும் சொல்லு என்றேன். வெளியே ஒரே சத்தம் திரையைத் தூக்கச் சொன்னேன். நானே பேசினேன். .......

சென்னை வந்ததும் டாக்டர் துரைசாமியிடம் போய் எக்ஸ்ரே எடுக்கச் சொன்னேன். அப்புறம் ராமராவ் சிகிச்சை விடுதியில் தங்கினது, கால் கட்டுப் போட்டது எல்லாம் தெரிந்ததே. இவ்வளவு ஆயிற்றே எனக்கு வலியே தெரியலிங்க.


எம்.ஜி.ஆர் - ஏதோ பெரிய விபத்து வரப்போகிறது என்று என் மனதில் ஒன்று நாடோடி மன்னன் ரிலீஸிற்குப் பிறகு தோன்றிக் கொண்டேயிருந்தது.

நிருபர் - ஆமாம் திருஸ்டியேதானுங்க.

MGR's leg was treated in Ramarao Hospital the Doctor was Natarajan (look when you split the name in tamil what you get).

Click here for the image showing MGR with walking stick.

16.6.1959 still remembered by all of us.

14 June 2009

Mega Release of Adimai Penn IV

Emgeeyar Picture Adimai Penn with DTS sound track was released in Tamilnadu two weeks back this week the movie was released in Motcham theater (4 shows).

The traffic was stopped for 10 minutes for the celebration of MGR Fans.

8 Type of Garlands were placed for MGR cut out by various MGR Fans Association.

I only saw people all around the theater.

Milk abhishekam was done already I came late, the garlands were soaked with milk and running over the pavement.

Below are the videos for you.

Video I

Video II

Video III

12 June 2009

Mega Release of Adimai Penn III

This week Adimai Penn was released in Motcham theater having DTS.

Second week in Salem.

MGR movie Adimai Penn was also released in around Chennai, Pallavaram - Janatha, Kanchipuram Aruna, Thiruvallur - Krishna, Thirutani - Kamala, Thirukovilur - Balaji, Banrotti - Jayaram, Tindivanam - MRS, Kallkuruchi - Raja, Chenji - Selvi.

In Coimbatore Area - Sundarapuram - Palaniappa, Avinasi - Chintamani, Annanur - Ashtalakshmi.

Previous week Broadway and Lakshmi collection of the movie was unbelievable to theater owners. Within two days theater rent was reached.

I have to thank MGR Devotee Yukesh Babu who came with me and helped me in covering the 6.30 show, the first picture above was shot by 7 pm.

07 June 2009

Mega Release of Adimai Penn II

Fourth time I am missing to cover MGR movies re-release this year.

Emgeeyar Pictures Adimai Penn was re-released in Chennai this week in Non AC theatres Broadway and Lakshmi.

I received calls from various MGR fans from Lakshmi and as well as from Broadway theatres. On the first day matinee show was full in Lakshmi and it continues till date.

The theater is crowded, above is the proof about the Collection of Adimai Penn from Non AC theaters in Summer time.

From Broadway:

MGR Devotee Yukesh Babu had informed me that the theater is full for the 6.30 show. There was lot of younger generation MGR Fans. The response from the crowd was awesome. Not only the theater got revenue but also the canteen and other people related to the theater received considerable revenue.

The previous week Vijayakanth new movie Mariyathai was released but only 150 people were present for the sunday show the theater capacity was 1250, the operator of the theater told this to the MGR Fans that whenever MGR movies are released they get more revenue than the newer movies.

"Thai Illalamal" song was repeated again on the request of MGR Fans.

The DTS Part:

Since this theater is not equipped with DTS the full effect was not known but it was noticeable in some parts of the scene. It is very well mixed this time than the earlier DTS version of Ulagam Sutrum Valiban.

To my knowledge Hollywood movies like Star Wars I, II and III were digitised and re-released and got extra collection. But no Indian movie got a facelift (except one Hindi movie which made in colour for re-release did not get that much hype and revenue) like Ulagam Sutrum Valiban and Adimai Penn which like a Hollywood movie spinning money to the new producers for their new ideas. The reason is that most of MGR acted movies are hard worked taking long time to hit the screen each and every scene was meticulosly shot and MGR looked into every department his hard work is still reckoned.

Even after 20 years we will be witnessing another digital format of MGR movies and they will stand over time.

03 June 2009

Adimai Penn Song

This is the only duet song in the movie. Both MGR and Jayalalitha are in double role, MGR duet with the Queen character but not with the lover. An usual plot in MGR movies.

MGR unwillingness can be seen in last stanza. The Kings Bedroom look out the walls and furnishings how exquisite and delicate placing of white sun mica tile over the real floor added the richness for the song. And also note how big is the Kings Bedroom.

After viewing the song I got one question since this is a duet song and Jayalalitha is good dancer why she did not dance? she gives graceful hand movements and face expression. Can you tell me why?

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