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29 October 2011

MGR Temple Mandala Pooja

Sri MGR Year 94, 29th October, Saturday


MGR Temple was constructed by MGR Devotees Kalaivanan and Mrs.Shanthi Kalaivanan in Nathamedu near Thirunindravoor. The temple was consecrated on 15th August 2011. Thousands of MGR Devotees and MGR Fans attended the function.




On October 2nd 2011 is the 48th Day and the Mandala Pooja was celebrated by MGR Devotees. Milk Abhishekam was performed for MGR Idol by Temple priest.




Our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar Ponmana Chemmal MGR idol clothed properly for devotees worship.







MGR bodyguard Ramakrishnan visited the temple and he was welcomed by the MGR Temple trust members.




Evening MGR Car was pulled by MGR Devotees.




The car was welcomed by the people of Nathamedu.


The images were forwarded by MGR Temple trust to share this in our blog.

28 October 2011

5 MGR Movies

Sri MGR Year 94, 28th October, Friday


Previous week five MGR movies were released in Mahalakshmi theater, they are


1. Vivasahi on 21.10.2011


2. Nalai Namathae on 22.10.2011


3. Ninaithathai Mudipavan 23.10.2011


4. Neethiku Pin Pasam on 24.10.2011


5. Netru Indru Nalai on 25.10.2011




Two Black and White movies Vivasahi and Neethiku Pin Pasam and the rest are colour movies.

26 October 2011

Kazhugar Pathilgal

Sri MGR Year 94, 26th October, Wednesday

MGR Devotee Tirupur Ravichandran has forwarded an image taken from Junior Vikatan Kazhugar Pathilgal an question and answer section that was published on 23.10.2011. 

A question about what Kazhugar remembers about the 40th year of ADMK? 

The answer is given below.
Click the image to read.

Ananda Vikatan Article.

24 October 2011

People’s King MGR

Sri MGR Year 94, 24th October, Monday


MGR’s grandson MGCB Pradeep has informed me an article written about our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR in Puthiya Thalaimurai Tamil weekly magazine.  He asked to publish this in our blog and share the news with our readers.


This week Puthiya Thalaimurai (Deepavali special) came with a cover story about our MGR it contains four pages with one page colour of MGR in sketch.


A railway gate incident about Chief Minister MGR when he visited Trichy, his car was stopped in the railway gate and nearby people rushed to meet him, they greeted him and when MGR greeted them how they are, they said if you are fine we will be fine too. (Neenga Nalla irukanum Nadu munnera song from Ithayakani movie which happened real in MGR’s life). What a word. MGR was emotionally disturbed and he told how he will repay their love and loyalty in his life.


Another incident happened in rain affected Rameswaram during his Chief Ministership how the people liked MGR even in that condition. It is not fun that MGR was known as Enga Veetu Pillai.




As a Political Leader how MGR fared well when two of his base party members quitted ADMK and joined DMK and how MGR reacted to that news is rare in Political history, that is why he is still remembered by the people and how strong his is vote bank.




When Prince of Wales Charles visited India and also came to Chennai to meet the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu MGR during early 80’s, the visit was covered by Doordarshan. One of MGR’s minister was with him and after meeting MGR, Prince Charles enquired about MGR’s birth and asked this question Is MGR born in a Royal Family?


MGR acted in the movie Mannathi Mannan, a person born royal felt that MGR is of royal birth.


To read more click here.

19 October 2011

Ithaya Veenai 39th Year

Sri MGR Year 94, 19th October, Wednesday


Udhayam Productions first colour movie with MGR is Ithayaveenai. The movie celebrates 39th Anniversary this month. MGR Devotee S.Vinod has suggested to post about this milestone movie of MGR.




The movie Ithayaveenai was released on 20th October 1972 just 3 days after our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR started a new political party ADMK.




The images are from S.Vinod he has sent these images a week back.




He also painstakingly paused the movie and captured some frames to use it in our blog.






MGR’s brother M.G.Chakrapani acts as MGR’s father in this movie. Sivakumar as the second hero who marries MGR’s sister Lakshmi and MGR’s pair is Manjula.




Music is by Sankar Ganesh all are catchy songs, one song especially Ponandhi Malai the music directors has rendered 100 different tunes, MGR sat with them and asked them to render one by one, he was listening quietly. After completing, MGR asked to take the saranam from 1st tune and then second saranam from other tune number and continued to do to the end of the song. Sankar Ganesh was awestruck by the memory power of MGR. Though they are the music directors they often check which is number 1 tune and number 2 tune. MGR was choosing with his memory. This was said by Ganesh during the MGR award function conducted by us last year.


Below is that great song that Music Director (Sankar) Ganesh refers to.



Both Videos were uploaded by verticallimit100 in youtube.




This image is from the song Thirunirai selvi during the marriage ceremony of his sister Lakhsmi. MGR looks like Jesus.



A duet song Anandam Indru Arambam.


MGR uses couple of disguises one such is like Swami Vivekananda.




This is the 100th day ad given in the paper for the movie Ithaya Veenai.


Due to political reasons from 17th October 1972 till MGR become the Chief Minister all his movies were given pressure by DMK party from Producers to Theater owners. Even in the midst of this our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar Ponmanachemmal MGR triumphed and was able to give 3 to 4 movies per year.

MGR Interview To CBC

Sri MGR Year 94, 19th October, Wednesday


One of MGR fans Muruganandan Nithipalan have sent me a mail about an interview given by our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR to Srilanka Radio (Ceylon) in 1958. The interview time is 6 minutes but the quality is very bad as the Radio station has used some software to reduce the hiss sound and thus our MGR’s voice does not resemble his voice of 1958.



The above video was uploaded by sivakumar19722005 in youtube website.


In the interview he speaks about why he entered cinema, which movies he is acting at present and his unheard 3 days imprisonment and why an actor should be in politics. Click the above video.


The below video is already uploaded by us titled MGR interview to BBC Tamil Oosai which got some 170K hits.


18 October 2011

Neerum Nerupum 1971

Sri MGR Year 94, 18th October, Tuesday


MGR dual action movie Neerum Nerupum was released on 18th October 1971. The movie was the remake of M.K.Radha starrer Aboorva Sagotharargal. MGR acted in the role of M.K.Radha and Jayalalitha acted in the role of Banumathy.




This is the ad for the reservation of the movie.




Thirai Ulagam released a special malar for Neerum Nerupum movie.




Swashbuckling Karikalan MGR.



An ad that was released in April 1971 mentioning about the release of the movie in May.


Below article written by MGR Devotee S.Vinod from Bangalore.


18th October 1971 Makkal Thilagam MGR in Neerum Neruppum released at Chennai Devi Paradise - Krishna- Mekala and all over South with great expectation. MGR dual role the character names are Manivannan and Karikalan, with excellent performance acting and stunts.


MGR with MGR fight is the highlight of the movie, the best camera and editing work. Climax fight unbeatable. One MGR is right handed and another MGR is left handed. Left handed sword fight of a right hand person that too the speed and technique equivalent to right hand performance unseen in any other movies unbeatable by any other actor to this day.


Very good music composed by Melisai Mannar M.S.Viswanathan.Totally this movie was action packed thriller.

Major Cities like
Salem and 
Kovai Neerum Neruppum went average success.
And B, C centres this movie created box office record all the time.

This is the opening song for the movie Neerum Neruppum.



Uploaded by Naraynan53 in youtube website.

17 October 2011

Puratchi Thalaivar 1972

Sri MGR Year 94, 17th October, Monday


Today is the 39th Year of formation of ADMK. A political party founded by the people and for the people of Tamil Nadu. October 17th 1972 the day when an Tamil Movie Actor MGR who formed a party "Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam" and turned to be the Greatest, and the ever most Powerful personality in Tamilnadu, October 17th 1972 transformation of MGR from Puratchi Nadigar to Puratchi Thalaivar.


Our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR was the pioneer to form a Political Party and ruled a State for more than 10 years and without any break, a feat unparallel to this day. Many actors followed this idea but was not as successful as our MGR.


This is the special post for the 39th year of ADMK. The party flag with black, white and red used in general but actually it is black and red with a white colour central bust cut of MGR’s mentor Peraringnar Annadurai showing a masonic symbol. The ADMK flag is the only flag in the political world having a Leader on it.




MGR was the first person to use the party flag as logo for his production house Emgeeyar Pictures Private Limited. Until 1972 a Man and a Woman carrying DMK Flag was the logo, in the movie Ulagam Sutrum Valiban released in 1973 the flag was changed to ADMK Flag. When the Man and Woman idols turns the flag was folded in such a way that only the black and red colour was visible then the camera rotates and air gushes to unfurl the flag further to reveal Anna, people applauded now also his fans and devotees continue to do so.


When MGR was ousted from DMK on 10th October 1972 his fans rushed to meet him, all MGR Fans clubs lowered the DMK flag and raised black with a golden lotus as their new flag, the news reached MGR and also he came to know that his fans are very much agitated and some thing has to done. MGR did not started a new party immediately on the report he received, he did not believe what others said even lakhs of his supporters thronged Sathya Studio from 10th October. One of MGR’s friend Mr.Alagarsamy who is now running a project MGR Bio diesel has told me that lakhs and lakhs of people with their vehicle was waiting outside Ramavaram Gardens he also said nowadays we have mobile phones with camera if I had that one on those days I might have captured and showed it to the younger generation what happens when a Mass Leader like MGR was in trouble.


One week MGR toured whole of Tamil Nadu found out the pulse of not only his fans but also the public, what they are feeling. Then on 17th October 1972 the golden words are written in the history ADMK was started a grand meeting was held in Marina K.A.Krishnasamy on his speech mentioned that Puratchi Nadigar title will not be used instead our MGR will be known as Puratchi Thalaivar then lakhs of MGR Fans repeated the title Puratchi Thalaivar. The title Revolutionary Leader MGR made wonders in Tamil Nadu, people believed that MGR will give them a good and honest rule. And MGR fulfilled their wishes and he gave them what they needed and now they revered him as God.




Watch the appearance of ADMK Flag flying high in the below two videos.


Video uploaded by Adiyamaan




Nalai Ulagai Ala Vendum by wantmoresoap

16 October 2011

MGR And Microphone

Sri MGR Year 94, 16th October, Sunday


MGR has participated in many functions conducted by his party, the Government, Cinema personalities etc. Below is the parade of MGR with different types of microphones collected by Tirupur Ravichandran to share this in our blog.


Many images are scanned by him and some were taken from India Glitz website. MGR in Wisconsin, United States was re-used from our MGR Blog.


Click here for the visuals

13 October 2011

MGR And Musical Instruments

Sri MGR Year 94, 13th October, Thursday


MGR has acted as musician in many movies and also used various musical instruments in his movies. From Indian classical of using Veena to Western Double bass he portrayed perfection and looked as professional in those movies.


We are trying to post about his musical likings and also at the same time publish images of our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR performing with musical instruments. As of now we have published couple of photos of MGR and his musical instruments the images are from Thedi Vantha Maapillai, Kannan En Kadhalan, Ninaithathai Mudipavan, Vettaikaran and Oru Thai Makkal.


To read more of the article click here.

12 October 2011

Car Race

Sri MGR Year 94, 12th October, Wednesday


In MGR movie bike race shot was filmed for Neethiku Thalaivanangu. I was not aware that MGR was a race enthusiast. Recently The Hindu has published an article about motor racing in Chennai under the title Memories of Madras: From Sholavaram to Irungattukottai.


In that there is a paragraph about our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR interest in Car racing. He has visited Sholavaram race track three times. The Para is given below.

The then Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran came thrice. He would bring his stop-watch and time the vehicles. During one visit, he declined an offer to flag off the racers. He explained, ‘They are concentrating hard and my presence at the start line can be a distraction.' Watching the races amidst the excitement in the galleries — made with planks and poles of casuarinas — was a great excitement.


Look how MGR was logical when he was offered the chance of flagging off.


The whole article appears here

09 October 2011

Engal Thangam 41st Year

Sri MGR Year 94, 9th October, Sunday


This day 41 years back Makkal Thilagam MGR movie Engal Thangam was released. MGR Devotee Bangalore S.Vinod and Tirupur Ravichandran has helped me to publish this post for the 41st Anniversary of the movie.




Four movies were released in 1970 they are:

Mattukara Velan - 14.01.1970
En Annan - 21.05.1970
Thalaivan - 24.07.1970
Thedi Vantha Mapillai - 29.08.1970
Engal Thangam - 09.10.1970


Thalaivan is the only Black and White movie released in 1970.


Mekala Pictures first colour movie. Our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR acted freely for Mekala Pictures but he had to pay the Income Tax subsequently.


MGR acted in dual role though the role Thangam is the protagonist and another role as Small Savings Minister a cameo performance of another MGR. Four Chief Ministers have appeared in this movie, Anna Durai, Karunanidhi, MGR and Jayalalitha. One scene MGR receives the amount from Annadurai for getting prize in the lottery.


The story is that MGR – Thangam a Lorry driver he has a blind sister, one day AVM Rajan molests Thangam’s sister Pusphalatha, and Thangam tries to take revenge but he has to alter the plan since AVM Rajan’s mother gets promise on her death bed to reform his son. Thangam arranges the marriage of his sister with AVM Rajan, on the same day AVM Rajan helps to steal and was nearly caught by Police, here Thangam impersonates as AVM Rajan and escapes from the Police, the police mistakes Thangam as the culprit the search goes on, Thangam with help of Police officer’s daughter Jayalalitha and Thangam’s aide Cho bars the culprit and thus ends the story.


Kathakalatchebam song Man on the Moon by MGR with bald head makeup was breathtaking performance and highlight of the movie. The second hero was AVM Rajan.




There are five songs :

Don't touch me Mr.X, Naan Seththuppilachavaan, Naan Alavodu, Thanga Pathakithin and Mogam piranthathu. The song such as “Naan Seththu Pizhaichavanda” remembers the 1967 shooting of MGR.




The movie did a good performance in all A, B and C centres.


You can watch the full movie below


The images are forwarded by MGR Devotee Tirupur Ravichandran who was out of station when I called him to forward some images relating to the movie, he was returning home, without taking any rest he scanned and forwarded these images to share it in our MGR Blog.

08 October 2011

Two Movies

Sri MGR Year 94, 7th October, Friday


Two MGR movies were re-released in Chennai this week they are Thedi Vantha Maapillai and Netru Indru Nalai.




Thedi Vantha Maapillai in Mahalakshmi as 3 shows and Netru Indru Nalai as 4 shows in Saravana. Both theaters are nearby.


In Saravana - Netru Indru Nalai has been re-released for the 4th or 5th time in 2 years.

06 October 2011

Puratchi Thalaivar Book

Sri MGR Year 94, 6th October, Thursday


MGR Devotee Tirupur Ravichandran forwarded this message to share about the launch of new book in our MGR Blog.


The book has been published by Sowdhamini Sowmiyan about our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR titled “Puratchi Thalaivar Puthiya Thalaimuraiku”.


The new arrival has been included in the Dina Mani  website.


புரட்சித் தலைவர் புதிய தலைமுறைக்கு - செளதாமினி செüம்யன்;

Pages 205, Price Rs.125/-

Published by Sowdhamini Pathipagam, 11/D, Saminatha Sasthri Street, Thenoor, Trichy-17.


எம்.ஜி.ஆரின் வாழ்க்கை இன்றைய இளம் தலைமுறையினருக்கு எந்தவகையில் பயன்படும் என்ற புதிய கோணத்தில் எழுதப்பட்டிருப்பதே இந்நூலின் சிறப்பு. காலத்தை வென்று நிற்கக்கூடிய அளவுக்கு எம்.ஜி.ஆரின் செயல்பாடு எப்படி இருந்தது என்பதை அவரது திரைப்படப் பாடல், தனிப்பட்ட நடவடிக்கை என அலசி ஆராய்ந்து அதை ஆதாரத்துடன் தொகுத்துள்ளார் நூலாசிரியர். காலத்தை வென்றவன், சமூக விஞ்ஞானி, ஸ்டைல் கிங், கனவுச் சிந்தனை செய்யலாம் என மொத்தம் 11 தலைப்புகளில் எம்.ஜி.ஆரை நம் மனக்கண் முன் நிறுத்தும் ஆசிரியர், பொதுவாக நாம் கேள்விப்பட்ட விஷயங்களைக்கொண்டே எம்.ஜி.ஆரின் வாழ்க்கையைப் புதிய கோணத்தில் விளக்கியிருக்கிறார். மொத்தத்தில், எம்.ஜி.ஆர். என்பவர் தனி மனிதராகப் போராடி, தடைகளைக் கடந்து சமூகத்தை எப்படி வழிநடத்தினார், அதற்காக அவர் எப்படி எப்படியெல்லாம் கஷ்டப்பட்டார், அவரது முயற்சிகள் வெற்றி பெறக் காரணம் என்ன? எனப் பல கோணங்களில் அலசி ஆராய்ந்து எழுதப்பட்ட மிகச் சிறந்த ஆராய்ச்சித் தொகுப்பாகவே விளங்குகிறது.

04 October 2011

Rare Images IV

Sri MGR Year 94, 4th October, Tuesday


MGR Devotee Tirupur Ravichandran has forwarded three rare images of MGR to share it in our MGR blog. He has restored the image for satisfactory viewing.




The above image is taken from the book written by Vembathur Krishnan who was an Assistant Director and he worked under Director M.A.Thirumugam. Our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR lighting the Street lamps donated to Maruthamalai Murugan temple by MGR’s close friend Chinnappa Devar, who has produced 16 movies all social oriented MGR movies.




The above image is taken during the re recording of MGR movie Ithayaveenai. To the extreme left is music director Ganesh and in center is Sankar who is the son of Music Director C R Subbaraman. (Music Director C.R.Subbaraman has worked with MGR for his three movies NSK Films Paithiyakaran - 1947, Jupiter Pictures Abimanyu – 1948 and Marmayogi –1951). And Ganesh is the Son in law of G.N.Velumani.




A very rare one, MGR with Music Director M.S.Viswanathan.

02 October 2011

Pesum Padam Article

Sri MGR Year 94, 2nd October, Sunday

A rare image of our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR forwarded by Tirupur Ravichandran to me to share in this in our MGR Blog.




This is the cover of Tamil Cinema Magazine Pesum Padam for the month of March 1966. It carries an article about the good nature of Puratchi Thalaivar.


The article is one page with a black and white image of Makkal Thilagam MGR.


To read more click here.

MGR Rare Images III

Sri MGR Year 94, 2nd October, Sunday


MGR Devotees Bangalore S.Vinod has forwarded images of our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR to Tirupur Ravichandran. And Mr.Ravichandran has worked with the image and forwarded to me to share this in our blog.




This image was taken from an old Kannada Magazine Mayura which was printed in 1984.

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