Everybody knows that MGR was the Box Office Emperor, he then became the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu in 1977.
After 32 years from the movie world and 22 years from the real world still MGR movies smashes Box Office not only in Tamil Nadu but also in Andhra Pradesh.
Click here an article by Nakkheeran.
And another one from tamilcinema.com.
Recently Chiranjeevi's son Ram Charan Teja acted movie Magadheera was released in Andhra Pradesh. The movie was a mega hit. In Nagari the movie was running houseful, until our Leader MGR movie Adimai Penn was released, everything changed. A new Telugu movie cannot stand against 40 year old movie. Such is the power of our MGR.