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.