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25 November 2011

MGR Rare Images VI

Sri MGR Year 94, 25th November, Friday


MGR Devotee T.Nagar Ramamurthy has room full of MGR images from movies to politics. He has been gathering these images for his private collection.


He gave me many photos to upload and share in our MGR Blog. Below are some of the images he had given me to share.


parakum_pavai   anbay_vaa


The image to the left is from the movie Parakum Pavai the artist along with MGR are O.A.K.Devar, Chandrababu and Rajasulochana. The image to the right is the train scene from Anbay Vaa.




A scene from Kavalkaran.




MGR doing meditation during the shooting of Adimai Penn.




Fight scene from the movie Rickshawkaran, artist are R.S.Manohar, MGR and Padmini.




This image is during the Pooja of Emgeeyar Pictures Inaindha Kaigal. Seen along with MGR are M.Karunanidhi and V.R.Nedunchezian. This unfinished movie was already posted in our blog during 2008. Click here to read about the information regarding Inaindha Kaigal.




Photo shoot for the movie Neerum Nerupum.




Behind the scene of Ulagam Sutrum Valiban, taken during the Kamakura Buddha episode in Japan.




This image is from Navarathinam seen along with MGR is Sripriya. The only movie she acted with MGR.




This image is from Indru Pol Endrum Vazhga MGR with Radha Saluja for the duet song “Ithayathil irunthu”.




This image is taken during the function conducted by South Indian Actors Association (Then Inthiya Nadigar Sangam). MGR along with Nadigar Thilagam Sivaji Ganesan and Telugu Actor Nageswara Rao.




This image is during a felicitation function of Kamalhassan, along with MGR are Kamal, Amitabh Bachan and Sridevi.




During the visit of Mother Teresa for the inauguration of Womens University named as Mother Teresa Women's University in Kodaikanal.

24 November 2011

Cinema Express

Sri MGR Year 94, 24th November, Thursday


MGR Devotees Bangalore S.Vinod and Tirupur Ravichandran informed me about an article that was published in Cinema Express. It is an interview given by Actress L.Vijayalakshmi.


Below is the image taken from Cinema Express Magazine.




She has narrated about the dedication of our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR in the movie Kudieruntha Kovil.

23 November 2011

MGR Rare Images V

Sri MGR Year 94, 23rd November, Wednesday


A week back I received an email from Jaisankar one of MGR fans who is regularly reading our MGR blog, he has forwarded three rare images to share this in our blog.


Jaisankar is an overseer (Civil Engineer) by profession and he was a great admirer of Puratchi Thalaivar MGR. His entire family is also MGR Fans.


He started to collect details about various news and also photographs about our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR. But the one, our Leader Ponmanachemmal MGR with the Golden sword presented to him at the time of Nadodi Mannan Vetri vizha in Thamukam Grounds, Madurai and the cover photograph of Kumudam Magazine is a treasure which he has been keeping since 1975(i.e. from his childhood).


He also sent another batch of photos to share due to time constraint I publish the three colour photos of MGR.




MGR in front of Peraringnar Anna portrait.




This is the cover of Kumudam Tamil Weekly magazine.




MGR with 110 sovereign Gold Sword presented during the Victory function of Nadodi Mannan in Madurai Thamukam Grounds in front of Millions.

20 November 2011


Sri MGR Year 94, 20th November, Sunday


MGR Blog reader Bali has asked to provide information on the first ever victory of ADMK in Dindukal by election. With help from friends I have published this post.


In 1973 two important things happened in MGR’s life one is the release of Emgeeyar Pictures Ulagam Sutrum Valiban amidst the hurdles given by the ruling party and the Dindukal by election. These two achievements is still cherished by MGR Fans and MGR Devotees.


Please click the Two Leaves symbol to read more.



17 November 2011

Nalladhai Nadu Ketkum

Sri MGR Year 94, 17th November, Thursday


In the year 1977 MGR’s party ADMK was contesting for the Assembly Election. The world knows who will be the Chief Minister.  During Election time MGR was committed to four movies, one was Meenava Nanban, second was Maduraiyai Meeta Sundara Pandian, third was Anna Nee En Deivam and fourth was Nalladhai Nadu Ketkum.


After the election MGR became the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and he finished the two movies (Meenava Nanban and Maduraiyai Meeta Sundarapandian) and went for shooting until June 30th. Subsequently 30% of Anna Nee En Deivam and 5% of Nalladhai Nadu Ketkum were shelved hoping that one day MGR will return to finish the movies.


But we are unfortunate to see that the above movies were not completed. Actor Director K.Baghayaraj used some of the 30% completed movie of Anna Nee En Deivam into his movie and titled it as Avasara Police 100. Some comedy scenes and other small scenes were deleted to suit his story. The movie Anna Nee En Deivam (Avasara Police 100) was released in the year 1990.


During the same year  Nalladhai Nadu Ketkum movie was released, Jeppiar used the 5% scenes. MGR worked only for two days for the movie Nallathai Nadu Ketkum. The movie clip shows that along with MGR were Padmapriya and S.V.Subbaiah. There was a dream song but the song was not pictured so we only can see the next shot of the duet song.




The clip was uploaded by MGR’s grandson MGCB Pradeep. The above image was given by MGR Devotee T.Nagar Ramamurthy.


Click here for the video clipping of MGR’s unfinished movie Nalladhai Nadu Ketkum.

13 November 2011

Eulogy In Malayalam Movie

Sri MGR Year 94, 13th November, Sunday


Many years back I watched a movie named Meleparambil Aanveedu a Malayalam movie. The story is about a Keralite (Jayaram) who comes to work in Tamil Nadu and fells in love with a Tamil girl (Shobana), gets the permission from her father for the marriage and takes her to his home. There he introduces her to his mother that she is poor girl and can be used as a house maid. Jayaram’s mother accepts and she stays in their home and fixes a large portrait of our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR in her room.



The men in that house are unmarried and each of them try to get her attention. When on such person acted by Janardanan helps her to fix the photo he enquires Shobana who was in the photo? What she answers, is given in the video, the movie was released in 1993 and the Director has given the answer of how Tamil people have given the exalted position to their Leader MGR. Whenever she gets sad or depressed she goes near the photo and expresses with her acting that MGR is her protector. MGR photo acted as supporting character in this movie.


The movie was telecasted in Kiran TV in June month and I have uploaded the video in youtube two months back.

11 November 2011

My Dear Blood Brothers

Sri MGR Year 94, 11th November, Friday


Many silver tongued persons in this world who have reached great heights by their special ability during the preamble to their speech will pronounce some catchy words, on uttering those words the people go crazy. In due course that catchy phrase becomes their trademark of their speech.


In our country there are many eloquent persons who used such catchy words or phrases during their preamble of speech. Our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR also used these words which directly came from his heart and it has its own meaning.




In his speech he uses  ரத்தத்தின் ரத்தமான உடன்பிறப்புகளே in English it is known as my Dear Blood Brothers. It looks like a catchy phrase to garner votes but here is what MGR says the real meaning, and we can understand why he is different from others.




The book image was uploaded by MGR’s Grandson MGCB Pradeep.

07 November 2011

Thai Sollai Thatathey Golden Jubilee

Sri MGR Year 94, 7th November, Monday


Devar Films Thai Sollai Thatathey was released on 7th November 1961. The movie was a stupendous success. Devar Films first movie with our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR was Thaiku Pin Tharam which was released on  21.9.1956. After 5 years of cold war between MGR and Devar they came out from their difference and made this movie.


This is a special post for the Golden Jubilee Year of Thai Sollai Thatathey (1961 to 2011).




The first shot of the movie was captured on July 12th 1961 and then from September month MGR completed his part of the movie and the same was released on 7.11.1961.


thai_sollai_thathay           CID-OFFICER-RAJU


The movie was released all over South and created Box Office record. 7 Theaters crossed 100 days in Tamil Nadu and one in Srilanka they are:



Plaza (Chennai) 105
Bharath (Chennai) 105
Mahalakshmi (Chennai) 105
Kalpana (Madurai) 113
Jupiter (Trichy) 140
Sitheswara (Salem) 133
Royal (Coimbatore) 115
Kingsley (Srilanka) 101


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MGR acted as a CID in this movie to my knowledge this movie is the first time MGR acted as a secret police.




Synopsis of the movie written by MGR Devotee Sailesh Basu.


Mohan (Ashokan) and Raju (MGR) are brothers separated at a very young age. Their father was killed by Parangkusam / Pandithurai [ M.R Radha].


The Elder brother gets separated from his mother because of his wrong activities. His younger brother (MGR) is a CID Officer. He meets his brother after years. Vijaya [Saroja Devi] is the daughter of M.R. Radha and MGR’s love interest.


Asokan and M R Radha are partners in all crime activities. When MGR’s mother comes to know that Vijaya is Parangkusam’s [M.R.Radha] daughter she objects to their marriage.


How the CID Officer exposes the culprits forms rest of the story.


The first scene of MGR arriving in an airport was highlight of the movie.




The disguise MGR used in the movie.


MGR does the CID role very well and with ease.




The movie has 7 songs they are:

1. போயும் போயும் மனிதனுக்கு இந்த புத்தியை கொடுத்தானே.

2. காட்டுகுள்ளே திருவிழா கன்னிப்பொண்ணு மண விழா.

3. சிரித்து சிரித்து என்னை சிறையிலிட்டாய்.

4. ஒருத்தி மகனாய் பிறந்தவராம்.

5. பூ உறங்குது பொழுதுவும் உறங்குது.

6. பாட்டு ஒரு பாட்டு.

7. பட்டுச் சேலை காத்தாட பருவ.



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The dialogues were written by Aroordas. This movie was the second highest collection of the year 1961 after Thirudathae.


The images were from Olikirathu Urimaikural Editor B.S.Raju and Sailesh Basu from UAE.

06 November 2011

MGR Movies In November

Sri MGR Year 94, 6th November, Sunday


In November month 11 MGR movies were released all over South. The list was compiled by MGR Devotee Bangalore S.Vinod and some of the images were forwarded by him. Urimaikural and Sirithu Vazha Vendum records were forwarded by Olikirathu Urimaikural Editor B.S.Raju.


The movies are:

03.11.1945   Meera

22.11.1957   Mahadevi

07.11.1961   Thai Sollai Thattadhe

15.11.1963   Parisu

03.11.1964   Padakoti

11.11.1966   Parakkum Pavai

01.11.1967   Vivasayee

07.11 1969   Nam Nadu

07.11.1974   Urimaikural

30.11.1974   Sirithu Vazha Vendum

12.11.1976   Oorukku Uzhaippavan


In the movie Meera MGR acted in a small role. All other movies he was the lead actor. Five Movies are black and white and six are colour movies.




In the above list from Mahadevi to Oorukku Uzhaippavan all movies are re-released frequently in Tamil Nadu.




The above image is from Urimaikural Movie a scene from a duet song. Director Sridhar’s all time record holder movie Urimaikural which crossed 200 days. And MGR’s third movie to cross 200 Days.




This image is for the 200th houseful shows in Madurai Cine Priya and Mini Priya.




Ooruku Uzhaipavan an average movie in India was a super hit movie in Srilanka.




Special ad for the release of Sirithu Vazha Vendum.


A special post will be updated for the 50th Anniversary of Thai Sollai Thathathey.

03 November 2011

MGR In Junior Vikatan

Sri MGR Year 94, 3rd November, Thursday

Recently Junior Vikatan in Question and Answers section have given an anecdote about our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar Ponmanachemmal MGR. 

The news was scanned and forwarded by MGR Devotee Tirupur Ravichandran to share this in our MGR Blog.

The attitude of MGR clearly shows why he is loved by many even he is not here at present.

01 November 2011

MGR And Sunglasses

Sri MGR Year 94, 1st November, Tuesday

We have been publishing various articles about our MGR in this blog with help of MGR Devotees and MGR Fans. One of MGR Devotee Tirupur Ravichandran gave an idea about publishing various musical instruments that MGR used and we have published that post already.

Tirupur Ravichandran gave an idea about various sunglasses MGR used in his movies. With the help of MGR Devotees around the world I have given this special post of MGR with sunglasses.


The image was forwarded by MGR Devotee T.Nagar Ramamurthy. In this photo MGR used Aviator sunglasses which was popular during 1950’s and 1960’s.

Most of social oriented MGR’s movies he has used sunglasses in various shapes and sizes. The biggest was in Ithayakani movie.


To read more click the above image.

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