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31 December 2010

En Annan in Coimbatore

Sri MGR Year 93, 31st December, Friday


En Annan movie is released today in Coimbatore Delight as 3 shows.




And a new book named Nadodi Mannan written by Diwan is recently published by Najaath Publications (spelling may be wrong) this book can be purchased in this address Najaath Publications, 106 F/4A, Thiruvanathapuram Road, Palayamkottai – 627 002, Thirunelveli District.




The book will be reviewed by us as soon as we get the copy. The above two information's were passed over by MGR Devotee Yukesh Babu. The images are taken from Daily Thanthi Chennai digital edition and Maalaimalar Coimbatore digital edition respectively.

28 December 2010

23rd Anniversary Part II

Sri MGR Year 93, 28th December, Tuesday


Here are the two posts published by MGR’s Grandson MGCB Pradeep about the 23rd Anniversary conducted by MGR Devotees and MGR Fans in MGR’s resting place. Sorry for the delay as I was not near the PC.


Part one of the post Click here…


Part two post consists of images of Malaysian MGR Fans who came to pay their tribute.


Part two of the post Click here…


High Definition video uploaded, thanks to MGCB Pradeep for his commendable work.

24 December 2010

23rd Anniversary

Sri MGR Year 93, 24th December, Friday


On behalf of MGR Fans and Devotees and Olikirathu Urimaikural Magazine, a small procession and floral tribute was conducted today in MGR’s resting place.


17 MGR Fans from Malaysia and from Bangalore MGR Fans also came to pay their tribute to our Beloved MGR. The images and videos will be uploaded by MGR’s Grandson MGCB Pradeep soon.



Watch this space for updated news soon.

22 December 2010

Sathileelavathi Part II

Sri MGR Year 93, 22nd December Wednesday

Click the link below for the next part of the story of Sathileelavathi movie. And you can feal how much minutes MGR should have appeared in the movie.

20 December 2010


Sri MGR Year 93, 20th December, Monday


MGR debut movie Sathileelavathi was released on 28.3.1936, the movie was started in the year 1935. The movie which stared M.K.Radha, M.G.Chakrapani, MGR, N.S.Krishnan, T.S.Balaiah, many of the stars debut movie was Sathileelavathi. Directed by Ellis R.Duncan, the story was written by Gemini S.S.Vasan.


The story was already enacted as Drama and at first MGR was promised for a meaty role. In his biography “Nan Enn Piranthen” MGR has mentioned in a detailed manner how he got the chance to act in the movie. First he was selected to act as M.K.Radha’s friend, then it was changed to Villain, then to henchmen and lastly he was given the role as an Inspector named as Rangiah Naidu.


The first shot he acted was riding a bicycle, though under his Mother’s patronage and strictness MGR did not know how to ride a bicycle, when he was asked that he know to ride a cycle, he said yes without hesitation and he practiced cycling.


A clipping from the movie and MGR riding a cycle was telecasted in Doordarshan during early 1980s. So far young MGR Devotees and young MGR Fans did not have chance to see the movie.


Here is the story of Sathileelavathi.

16 December 2010

Remembrance Day Meet

Sri MGR Year 93, 16th December, Thursday


Our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR’s remembrance Day will be held in Chennai a small procession by MGR’s Grandson MGCB Pradeep will be conducted by 11.30 am, interested MGR Devotees, MGR Fans and our Blog readers are requested to assemble on 24th December 11 am before Labour Statue, Marina Beach.

15 December 2010

MGR and his Martial Arts

Sri MGR Year 93, 15th December, Wednesday


A look into the Martial arts performed by MGR in his movie Neerum Nerupum.


Click here to continue.

06 December 2010

MGR and a Microbiologist

Sri MGR Year 93, 6th December, Monday

Below is the Black and White and as well as Coloured image from the movie Panakari. The original black and white photo was coloured by T.Srinivasan to know more about the photos please click the coloured image.


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04 December 2010

Re-release Adimai Penn in Nellai

Sri MGR Year 93, 4th December Saturday

MGR’s Magnum Opus movie “Adimai Penn” is re-released in Thirunelveli and 5 other centres this week, Below is the image taken from Daily thanthi Digital edition.


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The News was forwarded by MGR Devotee from Bangalore S.Vinod.


Previously in October 2008 when Ulagam Sutrum Valiban was re-released in DTS, the same day all over Tamil Nadu Nellai Bombay grossed the maximum collection.


Click here for the previous record done by MGR in Ulagam Sutrum Valiban movie in Nellai Bombay.

MGR Fans Meet in Chennai Part II

Sri MGR Year 93, 4th December, Saturday

MGR Fans meet for the MGR 75th Year in Cinema and 94th Birthday function that are to be held in Dindukal, Chennai and Bangalore was conducted in Chennai on 28.11.2010. 

01 December 2010

Unique Leader

Sri MGR Year 93, 1st December, Wednesday


MGR’s secret of success as a Leader is not only the ability of judging himself and his enemies but also his cautious approach about his enviornment, this kind of approach is seldom seen in other Leaders. Many personalities have written about this unique quality in their books. Even DGP Mohandas has mentioned this trait as the Third eye of MGR.


Here is an article how MGR was cautious, the incidents narrated by MGR’s Body Guard K.P.Ramakrishnan and written by his Son, to prove how Unique Leader is our Beloved MGR, the article appeared in Gokulam Kathir. The news is forwarded by MGCB Pradeep.


Click here…

29 November 2010


Sri MGR Year 93, 29th November, Monday

Who is called as Thalaivar? Many sects nowadays  call themselves as Thalaivar. Here is a post click here to know more about this word.

25 November 2010

MGR Fans Meet in Chennai

Sri MGR Year 93, 25th November, Thursday

MGR Fans meet will be held in Chennai on 28th November 10 am, next to old Chitra Theater, L.G.Road, Pudupet, Chennai-2. All are welcome.

21 November 2010

Nadodi Mannan behind the scenes Part II

Sri MGR Year 93, 21st November, Sunday

The Second part of Nadodi Mannan behind the scenes will feature with movie title Nadodi Mannan and how the title was created.


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The person right to MGR is MGC Chandran this image was taken when MGR came to see his Brother M.G.Chakrapani.


Interview with MGC Chandran in this first part interview he tells about the 3 stories of Nadodi Mannan, the deleted songs and the deleted Lion climax fight.

Click here to continue.

20 November 2010

MGR Function in Singpore

Sri MGR Year 93, 20th November Saturday

MGR Fan from Singapore Mr.Chandran has forwarded this image to me by email. A function for our beloved Leader will be conducted in Singapore Polytechnic Convention Centre.

Thanks Mr.Chandran for sending this image and sharing with other MGR Devotees and MGR Fans. 

16 November 2010

Sathyabama Passes away

Sri MGR Year 93, 16th November, Tuesday

M.G.Chakrapani's eldest Daughter Mrs.Sathyabama passed away yesterday in Bombay she was 75 years old. Our Leader  MGR has mentioned Mrs.Sathyabama in his Biography "Nan Enn Piranthan" May her soul rest in peace. For more information please click below.


09 November 2010

MGR Movie Character Names

Sri MGR Year 93, 9th November, Tuesday

Below are the character names that MGR used in his films.

Sorry for the inconvenience this information you are looking for published in my book.

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The coloured movie names have links click to view the Punch Dialogs and One-Liners from MGR Movies.

05 November 2010

MGR Shrines Part III

Sri MGR Year 93, 5th November, Friday

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A temple for our beloved Leader MGR is to be constructed in Thirunindravur by MGR Devotee Kalaivanan. The Foundation stone was laid by many MGR Devotees on 28.10.2010 for the Arulmigu MGR Temple.

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Here are some of the images forwarded by MGCB Pradeep to share it in our blog.

Click here for the nice video done by MGR’s Grand Son.

30 October 2010

MGR Shrines Part II

Sri MGR Year 93, 30th October, Saturday

The Bhoomi Pooja for the construction of MGR Shrine in Nathamedu Village near Thiruninravoor, was celebrated in grand manner, earlier MGR Devotees and MGR Fans assembled before the Pooja time.

The Temple was dedicated to our Beloved Leader, Makkal Thilagam, Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR by his Devotee the Founder  Trustee L.Kalaivanan, who has formed a Public charitable Trust in the name of Arulmigu MGR Aalaiyam Arakattalai, registered in the file of Sub Registrar and the registered number is 538 of 2010. (See how the number has formed, add 5, 3 and 8 MGR’s Lucky number 7). The corner stone was laid before 7.30 am, the temple measures 1800 sq.ft.

The function was attended by MGR Devotees, Coimbatore Engineer Duraisamy, Vellore MR.Raamamoorthy, Anupandi Arumgam Madurai Tamilnesan, Khaleel Basha of Thiruvannamalai,  Kanchi Selvam and Magesh, Bangalore Ravi, Subramani, Chennai - MGR Murthy, Pandian, Chandran, Elangovan, Vimalraj, Rajkumar, Saidapet Sekar, Kumar, Iyath, Babu, Manivannan, B.S.Raju one of the Trustee of this Charitable Trust and Editor of Olikarathu Urimaikural MGR Magazine , MGR Grandson MGCB Pradeep, Poet Kasi Muthumanickam, Yukesh Babu, Sathya, Venkat, Ithayakani Magazine Editor Mr.Vijayan.

Food was arranged by the Trust and was distributed to more than 100 MGR Fans.

For some of the images and information's click here…

22 October 2010

MGR and Mahendran

Sri MGR Year 93, 22nd October, Friday

MGR Visiree from United States Mr.Abul Hassan has forwarded an article that have appeared in Ananda Vikatan issue two weeks back.

I have copy pasted the article for MGR Devotees and Fans of our Blog.

17 October 2010

Nadodi Mannan Behind the scenes Part I

Sri MGR Year 93, 17th October, Sunday


Nadodi Mannan one of MGR’s Magnum Opus movies and the first Emgeeyar Pictures production was in the anvil for 3 years. The movie was finally released on 22.8.1958.




I have already given a detailed view of the movie in our blog the link is given below the post for your reference. This post mainly based on the facts unknown to most MGR Devotees and Fans, MGCB Pradeep gave this idea to publish it in our blog. There are lot of images concerning the movie. M.G.Chakrapani’s Family members have preserved the images and information about Nadodi Mannan Movie. The below information were given by M.G.C.Chandran, Son of M.G.Chakrapani. The images were forwarded by M.G.C.Rajendran to MGCB Pradeep and MGCB Pradeep kindly forwarded to use it in our blog for MGR Fans.




Most of MGR Devotees and MGR Fans surely visited MGR Memorial in T.Nagar. In the First Floor of the Building a Lion carcass is kept for view with name of the Lion, that Lion is the one used in Nadodi Mannan. Actually there were two Lions trained by MGR and one Lion was very ferocious, so that the Lion was given to Zoo and the tamed animal acted with him in the movie Nadodi Mannan. But unfortunately the Lion died in half of the shooting, and MGR changed the climax of the movie to Bridge fight with P.S.Veerappa. This same plot was used in the climax of Adimai Penn by MGR, even though Adimai Penn was directed by K.Sankar.




There was a song between Nadodi MGR and Mannan MGR the voice was rendered by Tirchy Loganathan and T.M.S. The song was deleted due to the length of the movie.

The song is like Question and Answer between the King MGR and Wanderer MGR the song goes like this.


நாடோடி = மாத்துறாங்க ஏமாத்துறாங்க,  மனசை வச்சு மக்களை ஏமாத்துறாங்க, காத்து வரும் பக்கமெல்லாம் தூத்துறாங்க – கண்ணை கட்டி மடியை தொட்டு பாக்கறாங்க

மன்னன் = நாட்டு மக்கள் கெட்டு போவது எதனாலே?

நாடோடி = கோமாளிதனமான தலைவர்கள் இருப்பதாலே.




Group photo above and MGR between Saroja Devi and P.S.Veerappa was taken during the Emgeeyar Pictures Nadodi Mannan function.




This one image is a deleted scene from Nadodi Mannan, MGR is seen behind all other characters. Much of deleted scenes and song information will be posted in second part.


Nadodi Mannan 50th Year Post.

10 October 2010

MGR Shrines

Sri MGR Year 93, 10th October, Sunday

Our Beloved Leader MGR have been Idolized by MGR Devotee Nedumaran of Salem and some MGR Devotees like Kantha Srinivasan has kept the image of MGR in place of Worship and also MGR Devtoee Vijayakumar have erected MGR Shrine in G.K.M.Colony in 1990.

MGR Devotees L.Kalaivanan and K.Santhi have acquired land for the construction of MGR Temple in Thirunindravur Village which is near to Avadi. The Bhoomi Pooja will be conducted on 28.10.2010 from 6.30 to 7.30 am. 

All MGR Devotees and MGR Fans are requested to attend the function and get the Blessings of our beloved Leader.

To read further Click here...

06 October 2010

Motivator of Masses

Sri MGR Year 93, 6th October, Wednesday

Our Puratchi Thalaivar MGR philosophical songs were unique, the words are not only positive but prophetic also. There are numerous songs to list. MGR songs gives us uplift in life we do not have to view the song. It doesn't matter how depressed we are, just listening makes us energetic in an instant. We should have come across such situation in our life.


Recently MGR Devotee from Bangalore Mr.Vinod has forwarded me a mail with an attachment from Cinema Express, how well the medium of Cinema affects in day to day life of average Indian. Click the image above to read. I have to thank Vinod for forwarding and use it in our Blog for MGR Fans. Our Puratchi Thalaivar is also known as Motivator of Masses.

01 October 2010

MGR Week in Chennai

Sri MGR Year 93, 1st October Friday

Kalaiventhan MGR Bakthargal Trust have planned to screen 7 MGR Movies this week in Mahalakshmi Theatre. 

The movies are:

Nan Enn Piranthan, Urimaikural, Ninaithathai Mudipavan, Arasakattalai, Nalai Namathey, Vettaikaran and Dharmam Thalaikakum. 3 Black and White movies and 4 Colour movies.

27 September 2010

Literature to Films

Sri MGR Year 93, 27th September, Monday

MGR have acted in 136 movies including Hindi, Telugu and Malayalam. Of these many stories are from English, Russian and Tamil Literature some from Dramas and some from novels, from Leo Tolstoy to Akilan various authors writings were made to MGR acted movies.

Here are some of the Novels that were made into MGR Movies:

Anna Karenina (Panakkari - 1953) by Leo Tolstoy

Kadal Kaneer (Naam - 1953) by Kashi

Malaikallan (Malaikallan - 1954) by Nammakkal Ramalingam Pillai

Attanathi Athimanthi (Mannathi Mannan -1960) by Kannadasan

Woodcutter (Kanavan - 1968) Russian Novel

Ithayaveenai (Ithayaveenai - 1972) by Manian

Kayal Vizhi (Madurai meeta Sundarapandian - 1978) by Akilan

For further info Click here...

22 September 2010

MGR’s Fifth Finger

Sri MGR Year 93, 22nd September, Wednesday


Every Actor in the World have their respective Fan Magazine during their career, our Puratchi Thalaivar had and still has Fan Magazines not one but four in current circulation.


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And now this September Kalaiventhan MGR Bakthargal Trust have published MGR Fan Magazine that is the MGR’s Fifth Finger. We wish them all success.

The other Magazine are:

1 Urimaikural MGR – Editor B.S.Raju

2 Ithayakani – Editor - Vijayan

3 Nalai Namathey – Editor – Professor Selvakumar

4 Endrendrum MGR – Editor P.T.Selvakumar

5 Vazhum Kalaiventhan – Editor Kalaimani


MGR Song in English:

… I also plan to do a song on The Legendary Person who I always admire Thiru Puratchi Thalaivar M.G.Ramachandran my grandfather (a hard rock song that will chronicle his life) like I have done for Barack Obama. I will be doing early next year and I planning to have in both English and Tamil.

Click here…

18 September 2010

Platinum Jubilee XIII

Sri MGR Year 93, 18th September, Saturday


Due to Rights issue “Kudumba Thalaivan” movie was not released this week. AGS cinemas multiplex theater in Chennai has been screening Adimai Penn this week. I have included some screen shots of online booking for the movie.




These two images are the screen captured and taken from the online booking of ags cinemas website. More than 60 seats were occupied through online booking for evening show. I was taken back that some MGR fans are using online nowadays for viewing their Thalaivar movie. The news was forwarded by MGR Devotee Yukesh Babu.




After the release of Special Edition, SSR made a small speech about our Puratchi Thalaivar and his son SSR Kannan gave a heart touching speech.


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Mrs.Jayanthi Kannappan was one of the Chief Guest for this Platinum Jubilee, she gave away MGR Awards to various persons.


The image above shows Mr.Azhvai T.Rasappasamy and Theni Rajadasan receiving MGR Award.


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Professor Selvakumar and Tirupur Ravichandran honoured for the untiring work for MGR.


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Lakshmi Child artist from the movie Thirudathae honouring Mrs.Jayanthi Kannappan of ALS productions. Rest of the MGR devotees were honoured in the video given below.


Video showing the MGR Awardees

14 September 2010

Old is Gold

Sri MGR Year 93, 14th September Tuesday


Our Leader MGR movies are always been in circulation or re-releasing every week even after MGR left Cinema in 1977 and became Chief Minister, his last movie was released in 1978. The record is unparallel. Recently not only colour movies, black and white movies were also released subsequently. Now Periya Idathu Penn is running successfully in Natraj theater (Non A/C) and coming week MGR’s hit movie “Kudumba Thalaivan” is going to re-released in A/C theater Woodlands.The movie was first released on 15.8.1962.


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These two images were the advertisement given in Daily Thanthi on Sunday and Tuesday Chennai edition.


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These are the advertisement given in Daily Thanthi Chennai Edition the first image on Saturday, the second on Sunday.


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These two image on Monday and Tuesday. I feel the above ads were well retouched and given in colour. The Monday ad gives a Titanic movie impression.

11 September 2010

Platinum Jubilee XII

Sri MGR Year 93, 11th September, Saturday


Nearly 1200 MGR Fans attended the Platinum Jubilee function. MGR Fans Association from all over Tamil Nadu, Pondichery, Karnataka, Malaysia and Singapore made their presence in Chennai on 29th August 2010 in Kamarajar Arangam.


Read more…

04 September 2010

Platinum Jubilee XI

Sri MGR Year 93, 4th September, Saturday


After the opening of Photo Exhibition, the Grand function of Platinum Jubilee of MGR in Cinema conducted by various MGR Fans Association from all over Tamil Nadu, Pondichery, Karnataka, Malaysia and Singapore in Kamarajar Arangam, Chennai on 29th August 2010, started at 3 pm with Dance program performed by Cini Abinayam and performers were MGR look like. They showed the perfect MGR mannerism in songs and dance style from various MGR songs such as Duet and and as well as Philosophical songs.



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Book Exhibition hosted by Theni Rajadasan, various and rare books on MGR was kept neatly for public view. Another image from the Dance program for the song “Nan Aanai Ittal” performed by Kovai Siva and you can see MGR Devotee Sankar dancing to the tune in front of other MGR Fans.


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Some of the photos from the MGR look like Dance program.


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The above image is from the movie Nalai Namathey performed by Kovai Elangovan.


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All MGR Look like in one place after the final performance for the song “Neenga Nalla Irukanum” from the movie Ithayakani.


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Images above, MGR Award was given to Kovai Elangovan by Malaysian MGR Fans and the second image from left is Director Saroj Kumar, MGCB Pradeep, Tirpur Ravichandran who presided the MGR Fans Meet in Samuthaya Nala Koodam in Royapettah. The MGR look like dance images and Samuthaya nala koodam images were forwarded by Tirupur Ravichandran.


I was very much impressed by the performance of Kovai Siva for the song “Nan Aanai Ittal” and Kovai Elangovan with original hair style, for “Nalai Namathey” song. The hand movement and the leg movement were very perfect, the way in which MGR lifts the heroine and the way in which MGR enters the frame are very very perfect. I think they should have watched the songs 1000 times. The costumes were very near to MGR costumes.


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The dance ended by 6 pm and a small break was given so that the Music troop shall arrange their instruments.


MGR Devotees all over Tamil Nadu always perform  poojas to their God Sri MGR in the Theaters what happen when all MGR Devotees from all over Tamil Nadu meet in one place? The images below is the answer to that question.


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MGR Devotees Marmayogi Manohar from Madurai, Sathya from Chennai performed their regular worship to their God Sri MGR. First they poured Sandal and continued by pouring Milk over the God Image of MGR.


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Police force was used to regulate the traffic.


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Seen in this image is MGR Devotee S.Kumar from Madurai chanting the MGR Mantra. And finally crackers to finish the mega worship.




A God who is worshiped by all apart from any Religion the one and only Makkal Thilagam, Puratchi Thalaivar, Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR.


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To be continued.

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