Sri MGR Year 95, 26th November, Monday
Here are some images from MGR’s unfinished movies. I have categorised into movies that were not completed from 1940s to 1960s and 1970s.
Some movie images from 1940s to 1960s.
MGR’s first Hero movie Saya. The director Nandalal Jaswanthlal and producer were not in good terms and the project was dropped and this become MGR’s first unreleased movie.
Saravana Productions Eastman colour movie Paramapitha which was shot for two days and shelved. MGR acted as Catholic Priest. For information after this movie MGR has acted in other G.N.Velumani productions and also the Director K.Shankar has continued to work with MGR.
Black and White movie Veluthevan directed by P.Neelakantan and supporting roles done by S.V.Subbaiah and Nagesh. Two villains M.N.Nambiyar and S.A.Asokan. The heroine of the movie is Rathna (though Vijayakumari was also in the cast)
Two songs and one fight scene were recorded. We have already uploaded more than 2 minutes philosophical song from Veluthevan, the song was Thattungal Thirakapadum.
Video of Thattungal Thirakapadum
The first colour movie from Devar Films was Thanthaiyum Maganum. When MGR was shot by M.R.Radha in 12 January 1967, Chinnappa Devar approached MGR and booked in couple of films such as Vivasahi, Ther Thiruvizha, Kadhal Vaganam and Thanthaiyum Maganum (Father and Son).
All other movies were released and this movie did not go to shooting stage. And after many years Devar Films first colour movie in Tamil, Nalla Neram was released in 1972.
In the end of 1969 Emgeeyar Productions planned to produce a big budget movie Inaintha Kaigal story written by Ravindran. We already posted about this movie. Planned to be shot in Iran, the Government of Iran did not gave permission for the shooting and the movie was dropped with two days shooting. MGR then planned to shoot Ulagam Sutrum Tamilan later named as Ulagam Sutrum Vaaliban.
The above images were from MGCB Pradeep, B.S.Raju, Editor Olikirathu Urimaikural and Hardware Merchant Venkatesan.