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22 April 2015

MGR Movies In 2014

Sri MGR Year 98, 22nd April, Wednesday

Below is the list of MGR movies re-released in the year 2014. The data is complied by MGR Devotee Venkat.


Gemini’s Olivilakku was the first and last movie to be re-released in Chennai city for the year 2014



Theatre Name


Movie Name

01 10.01.2014 New Broadway 3 Olivilakku
02 17.01.2014 Mahalakshmi 3 Thai Sollai Thatathey
03 24.01.2014 Saravana 3 Uzhaikum Karangal
04 14.02.2014 Mahalakshmi 3 Enga Veetu Pillai
05 28.02.2014

Mahalakshmi 3 MGR Week
Netru Indru Nalai
Panam Padaithavan
Alibabavum Narpatthu Thirudargalum
Kalangarai Vilakkam
Enga Veetu Pillai
06 28.02.2014 New Broadway 3 Thanipiravi
07 14.03.2014 126 centres in Tamil Nadu   Ayirathil Oruvan (restored version)
08 28.03.2014 New Broadway 3 MGR Week
09 04.04.2014 Mahalakshmi 3 Raman Thediya Seethai

15 :3 14 THANDHI

Ayirathil Oruvan restored version released on 14th March 2014 in over 126 centres



Theatre Name


Movie Name

10 11.04.2014 New Broadway 3 Enga Veetu Pillai
11 25.04.2014 Mahalakshmi 3 Kannan En Kadhalan
12 02.05.2014 New Broadway 3 Dharmam Thalaikakum
13 09.05.2014 Mahalakshmi 3 Netru Indru Nalai
14 16.05.2014 Mahalakshmi 3 Asaimugam
15 23.05.2014 Pilot 2 Nalla Neram
16 30.05.2014 Mahalakshmi 3 Nalla Neram
17 30.05.2014 New Broadway 3 Kavalkaran
18 06.06.2014 Pilot 2 Thai Sollai Thatathey
19 27.06.2014 New Broadway 3 Olivilakku
20 11.07.2014 Mahalakshmi 2 Thaiku Thalaimagan
21 11.07.2014 Saravana 3 Sirithu Vazhavendum
22 25.07.2014 New Broadway 3 Deivathai
23 29.07.2014 New Broadway 3 Netru Indru Nalai
24 08.08.2014 Mahalakshmi 2 Urimaikural
25 22.08.2014 Mahalakshmi 2 Netru Indru Nalai



Theatre Name


Movie Name

26 29.08.2014 Saravana 3 Dharmam Thalaikakum
27 29.08.2014 Batcha 3 Naan Yen Piranthen
28 05.09.2014 Mahalakshmi 2 Kavalkaran
29 26.09.2014 Saravana 3 Uzhaikum Karangal
30 03.10.2014 Mahalakshmi 2 Alibabavum Narpatthu Thirudargalum
31 31.10.2014 Mahalakshmi 2 Thedi Vantha Maapillai
32 07.11.2014 Saravana 3 Vivasahi
33 14.11.2014 Saravana 3 Alibabavum Narpatthu Thirudargalum
34 21.11.2014 Saravana 3 Ithayaveenai
35 28.11.2014 Mahalakshmi 2 Indru Pol Endrum Vazhga
36 05.12.2014 Mahalakshmi 2 Ithayakani
37 05.12.2014 Nataraja (Redhills) 4 Olivilakku
38 19.12.214 Mahalakshmi 2 Olivilakku


24 movies were released in the year 2014, apart from Ayirathil Oruvan 190 days in Albert complex and 25 weeks in Sathyam cinemas, Olivilakku was screened for 4 weeks in 4 theatres. One movie Amalraj pictures Netru Indru Nalai have been screened for three weeks. Thai Sollai Thatathey, Uzhaikum Karangal, Nalla Neram, Kavalkaran, Alibabavum Narpathu Thirudargalum and Enga Veetu Pillai had 2 weeks screening.

One week screening are the following movies Thanipiravi, Raman Thediya Seethai, Kannan En Kadhalan, Dharmam Thalaikakum, Asaimugam, Thaiku Thalaimagan, Sirithu Vazhavendum, Deivathai, Urimaikural, Naan Yen Piranthen, Thedi Vantha Maapillai, Vivasahi, Ithayaveenai, Indru Pol Endrum Vazhga, Ithayakani.

Mahalakshmi and New Broadway had MGR week in 2014. Highest number of MGR movies were re-released in Mahalakshmi theatre the count is 17 weeks. Second with 9 weeks is New Broadway, third with 7 weeks is Saravana. Two weeks of MGR movie release are Pilot and Devi Paradise.

Chennai city got second place last year for the re-release of MGR movies.

19 April 2015

MGR Costumes III

Sri MGR Year 98, 19th April, Sunday

This is the continuation for the post about costumes used by MGR in his movies. First we had uploaded images from Ithayakani movie, today we are going to upload the different costumes used by our Puratchi Thalaivar for the movie Indru Pol Endrum Vazhga.

Indru Pol Endrum Vazhga was released on 5th May 1977, directed K.Sankar, the costume designer is M.A.Muthu. 

indru-pol-endrum-vazhga_costumes_1    indru-pol-endrum-vazhga_costumes_2

Total number dress used is 21. Very less compared to other colour movies. All the dress had plain colour tones there are no checked or designed or stripes which are pre dominantly used in 1970s.

indru-pol-endrum-vazhga_costumes_3    indru-pol-endrum-vazhga_costumes_4

In the duet song “Ithayathil irunthu” MGR uses three different colour tones, blue, yellow and green, in another duet song which comes just before the climax is “Yen yoga jathagam” our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR comes in four themed dress. The themed dress is given above. As usual MGR used Two leaves in the head dress for the song.



For the part I of MGR Costumes click the image below:


For the part II of MGR Costumes click the image below:


16 April 2015

MGR Temple Function

Sri MGR Year 98, 16th April, Thursday

On Tamil New Years day also fifth year of Iraivan MGR Temple, the administrator Kalaivanan & Santhi Kalaivanan along with Raja Arthi, Iraivan MGR Elanjar  Narpani Mandram celebrated Tamil New Years day with the school children of Nathamedu.


Morning running race, Kabadi, dance competition etc. were held and awards were given to the winners during the end of the function.


Evening Puratchi Thalaivar MGR philosophical songs were performed. The people of Nathamedu has given huge support for this function.


To the left is part of the crowd eagerly watching the function, to the right is a MGR devotee performing for our Puratchi Thalaivar songs (Thai Illamal Naan Illai and Naan Aanai Ittal) on the stage.


Kalaivanan being honoured by the Chief Guests of the function and to the right is the members who organised the function.

11 April 2015

Photo Session - 2

Sri MGR Year 98, 11th April, Saturday

This is the continuation to the post of Photo session updated in September 2013. Earlier post is about Padagotti movie photo session, in this post it is about Indru Pol Endrum Vazhga.

A.Sankar Rao is one of the photographers who had worked with our Puratchi Thalaivar movies. In one of our function he has mentioned that MGR will not give special photo session, he asks the photographers to take photos during the shooting.

While going through the special edition of Indru Pol Endrum Vazhga movie release in Thirai Ulagam magazine there is a photo taken during the climax of the movie.


From the left side Radha Saluja, MGR, Vijayakumar and Venniradai Nirmala.

From the above image we can see that MGR, Radha Saluja, Vijayakumar and Venniradai Nirmala all are wearing garlands a perfect for Tamil movie final. But in the release version there is no above featured shot. Instead they had given another shot where MGR and Radha Saluja does the namaskaram looking the camera.


The final scene is given as images click the above film strip to view.

What I feel is that this should be another take or the dialogues been deleted for time constraint.

For the first part of Photo Session click the link below.

Photo Session

05 April 2015

MGR Movie Cinematographers

Sri MGR Year 98, 5th April, Sunday

This post is about the Cinematographers who have worked with our Puratchi Thalaivar MGR. One of the good cameramen V.Ramamurthy had written an article on working with MGR movies. Below is the article that had appeared in Dina Malar Sunday edition Varamalar dated 30th July 2000.


Click the article to read

V.Ramamurthy had worked in Emgeeyar Pictures magnum opus movies Adimai Penn and Ulagam Sutrum Vaaliban. The above article is the 3rd part of cameraman’s experience with MGR.

He had said that MGR had worked very hard for Ulagam Sutrum Vaaliban. Especially the scenes shot in Hong Kong. The song scene is Thanga Thoniyile, MGR and Chandrakala are on the boat which circles the Hong Kong waters. Near the shore is the Hong Kong airport during the shooting MGR got an idea of including the landing of the plane with the song. They tried for many hours and MGR with great dedication shot the scene.


The scene is sliced and given as film strip click the above image

Another scene Ramamurthy describes is when MGR, Chandrakala and Nagesh catches a taxi in the airport while an airplane (probably Malaysian Airlines) hovers over the airport for landing while the taxi exit.


MGR, Chandrakala and Nagesh coming out of the Hong Kong International Airport

The duet song Thanga Thoniyile.

In the final lines of the article, Ramamurthy mentions that MGR planned to shot climax scene using five cameras in a mirror room for that glasses of various sizes were fixed but MGR never shot the scene, he further says the scene should have become the highlight of movie.

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