Sri MGR Year 97, 1st January, Thursday
2015 is the Golden Jubilee year for MGR movies released in 1965. The movies list is given below.
Name of the Movie
Date Of Release
|1||Enga Veetu Pillai |
|14.01.1965||Ramu & Elango|
|3||Ayirathil Oruvan |
|7||Asai Mugam||10.12.1965||Manohar & Vajravelu|
Enga Veetu Pillai : Released in the Pongal day turned to be highest grossing movie of 1965, our Puratchi Thalaivar MGR acted in two roles one as daring Ramu and another as coward Elango. Produced by Vijaya studios, directed by Chanakya and the mesmerizing music by Viswanathan & Ramamurthy. Crossed 175 days in 7 theatres, a record unparallel.
Enga Veetu Pillai famous song “Naan Aanai Ittal”.
Panam Padaithavan : MGR as an athlete, with a different story line, directed and produced by T.R.Ramanna, music by Viswanathan and Ramamurthy, the movie had a decent run.
Ayirathil Oruvan : One of the greatest movie of our God MGR, Ayirathil Oruvan produced and directed by B.R.Panthalu, first time working with MGR. The movie enjoyed a great run and released again in 2014 with Di format had 190 days run making this another silver jubilee movie for MGR record.
Above image is from the Ayirathil Oruvan restored version. The most famous dialog uttered by our Puratchi Thalaivar on screen.
Kalangarai Vilakkam : Black and white movie with heroine having split personality. Had a decent run on the first release. Memorable songs and music, produced by Saravana films Velumani and directed by K.Shankar.
“Naan Katru Vanga” song shooting still from the movie Kalangarai Vilakkam.
Kanni Thai : Devar films low budget movie with MGR and Jayalalitha paired for the second time released in 1965 had a decent run, directed by M.A.Thirumugam, produced by M.M.A.Chinnappa Devar and music by K.V.Mahadevan.
Thazhampoo : Another black and white movie, MGR’s leading lady K.R.Vijaya. MGR saving his brother from a murder case is the core of the movie. Produced by Bala Murugan films, music by K.V.Mahadevan, directed by N.S.Ramadoss the movie was released during Deepavali.
Thazhampoo movie song book (courtesy Professor Selvakumar)
Asai Mugam ad
Asai Mugam : Produced by P.L.Mohanram, Mohan production Black and White movie Asai Mugam was released in December 1965. Music by S.M.Subbaiah Naidu, directed by P.Pullaiah, Saroja Devi is the leading lady. The story is a science fiction of changing the face of villain to become hero MGR. Later this same story become a Hollywood movie Face/off.