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27 July 2011

MGR Devar Combination

Sri MGR Year 94, 27th July, Wednesday


MGR and Devar were close friends. Devar films first movie was Thaiku Pin Tharam. From 1956 to 1972 Devar Films produced 16 MGR movies. All the movies had social themes no Historical movies. M.M.A. Chinnappa Devar was the first Producer and who had confidence to book MGR for his subsequent movies in General Hospital during January 1967 when MGR was recuperating from M.R.Radha incident.


Olikirathu Urimaikural MGR monthly has came out with a 48 page special edition in the name of Devar Films Thayaripil Makkal Thilagam MGR.


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Cost of the special edition is Rs.20/-


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A rare image of MGR in Murugan Costume with Devar from the movie Thani Piravi.


No. Date of Release Movie Name MGR Character Name Heroine
1 21.09.1956 Thaikupintharam Muthaiah Banumathy
2 07.11.1961 Thai Sollai Thatathey Raj Sarojadevi
3 13.04.1962 Thaiyai Katha Thanaiyan Sekar Sarojadevi
4 15.08.1962 Kudumba Thalaivan Vasu Sarojadevi
5 22.02.1963 Dharmam Thalaikakum Chandran Sarojadevi
6 15.08.1963 Neethikupinpasam Gopal Sarojadevi
7 14.01.1964 Vettaikaran Babu Savithri
8 25.09.1964 Thozhilali Raj Rathna
9 10.09.1965 Kannithai Saravanan Jayalalitha
10 18.02.1966 Mugarasi Raj Jayalalitha
11 16.09.1966 Thanipiravi Muthaiah Jayalalitha
12 13.01.1967 Thaikuthalaimagan Maruthu Jayalalitha
13 07.11.1967 Vivasahi Muthaiah K.R.Vijaya
14 23.02.1968 Ther Thiruvizha Saravanan & MGR Jayalalitha
15 21.10.1968 Kadhal Vaganam Balu Jayalalitha
16 10.08.1972 Nalla Neram Raj K.R.Vijaya


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The only film company which released two movies in one year with MGR as lead is Devar films the years are 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967 and 1968. The first colour movie of Devar Films is Nalla Neram. MGR gave call sheet for 7 days for Mugarasi and the same movie was shot in 13 days. Other movies shooting was completed in short span are Kannithai and Thanipiravi was completed in 3 weeks, Vivasahi and Kadhal vaganam were completed in 5 weeks, Kudumba Thalaivan, Thozhilali, Thaikuthalaimagan, Ther Thiruvizha, Vettaikaran and Dharmam Thalaikakum were completed in 2 months, Thaisollaithatathey, Thaiyaikatha Thanaiyan and Neethikupin pasam were completed in 3 months.


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Look at the titles how it suited MGR when our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR was emerging as Hero in social oriented movies.


100 Days movies are: (Highest number of days)

Thaikupintharam – 147 Days – Trichy – Roxy

Thai Sollai Thatathey – 140 Days – Trichy – Jupiter

Thaiyai Katha Thanaiyan – 140 Days – Trichy – Palace

Kudumba Thalaivan – 105 Days – Salem – Jaya

Dharmam Thalaikakum – 104 Days – Coimbatore – Royal

Neethikupinpasam – 105 Days – Madurai – New Cinema & Salem – Santhi

Vettaikaran – 147 Days – Salem – Sitheswara

Mugarasi – 101 Days – Chennai – Gaiety

Nalla Neram – 132 Days – Salem – Oriental


The Book has neatly given the details from story to the release theaters and other important informations. The book has full page 7 solo stills of MGR and 13 full page pair photos.


This special edition is collectible for MGR Fans.

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