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.