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02 February 2013

Directors II

Sri MGR Year 96, 2nd February, Saturday

In this second post on MGR Directors we will be discussing about K.Shankar, who have directed 8 MGR movies. K.Shankar is a great editor and he was in charge of editing Ulagam Sutrum Vaaliban.



A duet song from Panathottam


 kalangarai_vilakkam  chandrodayam

A still from Kalangarai Vilakkam and to the right is Chandrodayam


He also worked as guest Editor in many MGR movies. K.Shankar’s first directorial MGR movie is Panathottam. On the first day of the shooting he asked many retakes for MGR part. With a smile our beloved Leader put his arm around K.Shankar's shoulder and took him out of the set.



A song from Kudieruntha Kovil


MGR took K.Shankar to a secluded place and told him you are working with other Actors. And you should have a mind set of other persons acting, and you are expecting me to perform like others. That is wrong ask what Ramachandran will do and do not expect me to give some one else expression and acting. With this little advice K.Shankar filmed MGR movie Panathottam.




He was choosen to direct many MGR movies later. In 8 movies he directed 7 movies are social theme movies. Adimai Penn is a period movie.



Name of the Movie

Date of Release

1 Panathottam 11.01.1963
2 Kalangarai Vilakkam 28.08.1965
3 Chandrodayam 27.05.1966
4 Kudieruntha Kovil 05.03.1968
5 Adimai Penn 01.05.1969
6 Pallandu Vazhga 31.10.1975
7 Uzhaikum Karangal 23.05.1976
8 Indru Pol Endrum Vazhga 05.05.1977


Later K.Shankar became MGR’s relative.



An image  from Pallandu Vazhga.



Uploaded by MGR Devotee Sailesh Basu

Sailesh Basu has done a trailer of this movie.



Collage of Indru Pol Endrum Vazhga.


Of these 8 movies 5 movie were colour. And K.Shankar is the only director to be credited as Director for Emgeeyar Pictures Adimai Penn.


He is the person who took MGR to Moogambikai temple during the shooting of Pallandu Vazhga. During that visit MGR went inside a room in the temple and did meditation. K.Shankar told in an interview that the room has less ventilation and we cannot stay more than 10 minutes. But MGR went inside and did one hour meditation and when he came out of the room MGR face was shining.

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