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30 April 2014

Sketches From France

Sri MGR Year 97, 30th April, Wednesday

A few months ago MGR fan from France, Mr.Ferdinand shared some of his sketches to me. Due to bandwidth problem I was not able to upload any of his sketches in our blog.

Mr.Ferdinand at the age of 4 came to India for the first time in 1974 with his parents and his little brother on his holiday trip. On his return to France he watched our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR movies Urimai Kural and Sirithu Vazha Vendum.


His second travel to India was in 1979, when our beloved Leader was the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. In that age he started to draw MGR images, he says that was his turning point in his life. He came to understand many things about our Thalaivar. He became a Thalaivar fan by his uncle who is also an ardent MGR fan.

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His favourite MGR songs are the philosophical song “Annamittakai Nammai” from the movie Annamittakai and “Yennai Theriyuma” from Kudieruntha Kovil.

He says he has 600 plus such drawings and sketches of Thalaivar what we see is the tip of the ice berg. Due to image upload factor I had posted only some images.

I request Mr.Ferdinand to put an exhibition of his work in France or in India.

28 April 2014

24th Week

Sri MGR Year 97, 28th April, Monday

Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR Welfare Association regularly organizes Annadanam from December 1st 2013. This time it is their 24th successive week.

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Yesterday Actor Sathyaraj with his family came to watch Ayirathil Oruvan restored version in Sathyam Studio 5. The members of Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR Welfare Association welcomed him.



Booking Status:

Yesterday evening show in Sathyam Studio 5.



Today booking status.


28.4.2014, evening show.

26 April 2014

Look Back 1976

Sri MGR Year 97, 26th April, Saturday

In the year 1976, our Puratchi Thalaivar MGR movie and his party were in top gear. In that year 1976 3 MGR movies were released they were Neethiku Thalaivanangu, Uzhaikum Karangal and Ooruku Uzhaipavan.

This post is concerned on the release of Uzhaikum Karangal, the release of special editions, news and informations.


Above image is the ad given in Dinamalar 9.3.1975 for the shooting of Uzhaikum Karangal. Sketch work for MGR character Rangan in the movie, unlike from the sketch the costume of MGR character was different instead of banian a shirt, Andhra dhoti, wrist bands and he carried a stick with Two leaves symbol.

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These are the two covers for Thirai Ulagam issue the one in the right is the special edition published for the release of Uzhaikum Karangal.

Below images are also from Thirai Ulagam special edition. The image to right has images from the movie. We can see a deleted scene, MGR sitting and listening to a small boy which did not find place in the final cut.

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Above images is a special edition published by Thirai Seithi.


May 23rd release ad published in newspapers of those days.


First time in our blog entire page of Thenagam issue dated 22.5.1976 covering the release of Uzhaikum Karangal in several theatres.

23 April 2014

Ayirathil Oruvan Release 10

Sri MGR Year 97, 23rd April, Wednesday

Ayirathil Oruvan restored version is completing 6th week. The images below are from Studio 5.


The philosophical song from Ayirathil Oruvan, Yen yendra kelvi.

Below are some of the images from Odum Megangale song.





Below dialog scene between MGR and Nagesh.


More news will follow.

18 April 2014

MGR 97 Malaysia 4

Sri MGR Year 97, 18th April, Friday

One of the book written by MGR’s bodyguard K.P.Ramakrishnan, Manitha Punithar MGR was released in Taiping, Malaysia on March 29th 2014 along with MGR Narpani Illam and Om Sri Iyyanar Aalyam and MGR Devotee R.J.Damodaran, celebrated MGR 97th birthday function.

We had already posted about this event in our MGR blog. The function article was published in Makkal Oosai. MGR Devotee from Malaysia Sree Sitharan had forwarded the published article to share in our blog. Below is the article.

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Click the above image.

Regarding Ayirathil Oruvan restored version the movie is now in 6th successful week. Below is the ad given in Daily Thanthi.


Booking status for today evening show in Sathyam Screen 5:


Screen shot of yesterday 1.30 pm.


Screen shot of booking status today 1 pm and below is 2 pm status.


More info will be updated.

14 April 2014

Phoenix Mall

Sri MGR Year 97, 14th April, Monday

Luxe termed as Cinema’s style capital situated at Phoenix Mall, Velachery was inaugrated today. One of the movie screened today is our Puratchi Thalaivar MGR starrer Ayirathil Oruvan restored version.

The matinee and evening show were houseful. Below are some of the images forwarded by MGR’s grandson MGCB Pradeep founder of Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR Welfare Association to share in our MGR Blog.

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Image to the left is Phoenix mall and to the right Puratchi Thalaivar MGR garlanded by MGR Devotees and Fans in front of the mall.


Sweets were distributed to people who came to watch Ayirathil Oruvan.


On behalf of Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR Welfare Association playback singer P.Suseela was felicitated during the show.

Tamil New Year

Sri MGR Year 97, 14th April, Monday

We team wishes all the blog readers a very Happy Tamil New Year.

Below are booking status for MGR movie Ayirathil Oruvan restored version, today show:

Sathyam theatre, Studio 5, evening show: 14.4.2014



A new theatre LUXE opens today in Phoenix mall, Velachery, booking status for matinee show Studio 5.





13 April 2014

Ayirathil Oruvan Release 9

Sri MGR Year 97, 13th April, Sunday

Our beloved Leader MGR’s movie and the restored version Ayirathil Oruvan is running successfully and now the movie is in 5th week. Below is the ad given in Daily Thanthi last Friday.

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A new movie theatre LUXE situated in Velachery Phoenix mall will be opened tomorrow and Ayirathil Oruvan is been screened this week in Screen 5.


Divya Films Chockalingam informed that nearly 130 seats were occupied in Baby Albert and housefull in Sathyam Studio 5.

Booking status for tomorrows show in Sathyam Studio 5.


9 pm status.

Booking status for matinee show in the new theatre LUXE Screen 5.


9 pm status.



Just before update.

09 April 2014

MGR 97 Malaysia 3

Sri MGR Year 97, 9th April, Wednesday

Our Puratchi Thalaivar MGR’s (and also for Nambiyar) stunt double and personal bodyguard K.P.Ramakrishnan had written two books with help of his son Govindaraj. Recently the book titled “Manitha Punithar MGR” was released in Taiping, Malaysia on March 29. We have already uploaded two posts.


The book release and MGR 97th birthday was celebrated by MGR Narpani Illam and Om Sri Iyyanar Aalyam and MGR Devotee R.J.Damodaran. The chief guest of the function from India are K.P.Ramakrishnan, Olikirathu Urimaikural editor B.S.Raju and Director Vijayaraj.

After the function that is next day R.J.Damodaran and his son took the chief guest to MGR temple.


The temple is constructed in a 7 acre land. In the above image to the right is B.S.Raju, R.J.Damodaran, K.P.Ramakrishnan and Director Vijayaraj.


These images were forwarded by B.S.Raju. The four sides of the temple has 4 images of our Puratchi Thalaivar.


MGR Temple full view and the next image is MGR’s bodyguard K.P.Ramakrishnan.

The links for MGR 97 Malaysia function. Click the links below.

Part 1 and Part 2

A private dinner was given to the Chief guests by the Deputy Chief Minister of Penang Mr.Ramasamy. Below are two of the images.


07 April 2014

Ayirthil Oruvan Release 8

Sri MGR Year 97, 7th April, Monday

Our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR’s Ayirathil Oruvan restored version is now in the 4th week. Yesterday was 25th day, and was celebration time in Albert theatre complex. MGR Fans and Devotees of all organizations celebrated with much excitement.

MGR Devotees Sathya, Elangovan, Olikirathu Urimaikural Editor B.S.Raju, and Publisher Thangavel had forwarded some of the images captured yesterday during the ceremony.

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The above images are shared by Olikirathu Urimaikural Publisher Thangavel and MGR Devotee Elangovan.



Above and below images are shared by MGR Devotee Sathya.


Image showing Houseful sign.

Sweets were distributed to the people who came to see the epic movie, below is the video captured by MGR Devotees Sathya and Rafique. A word of caution for MGR Devotees and fans lower the sound before watching the video.



On behalf of MGCB Pradeep founder of Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR Welfare Association, B.S.Raju presented a shield to Divya Films Chockalingam for his commendable work in restoring MGR’s immortal movie Ayirathil Oruvan. Seen in the image (some of them I cannot remember) from left to right is Solomon, Kumar, T.Nagar Ramesh, P.G.Sekar, B.S.Raju, Divya Films Chockalingam, Elangovan.



Booking status for 8.4.2014, 6.40 pm show in Sathyam Studio 5.

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